Frequently Asked Questions
+ What is the difference between T.L.C. Organic and traditional chemical lawn care companies?
Everything! It’s like apples to oranges. Besides the health and environment risks, water soluble chemicals only have short term effects requiring many visits. Chemicals and pesticides only treat the symptoms of a lawn or insect problem, not the cause which is usually a lack of nutrients in the soil biology. T.L.C. feeds the soil not the grass! Organic fertilizer is water insoluble and breaks down slowly over time requiring less inputs and a greener lawn. We work from the soil up, feeding beneficial micro-organisms and improving soil health.
+ What products / fertilizers do you use?
T.L.C. uses the best 100% organic fertilizers available. Tim works with the nation’s finest organic distributors to ensure the customer receives the finest organic material. You get what you pay for!
+ Why is soil testing important?
Healthy soil contains the proper balance of organisms, minerals, nutrients, organic matter and other essential components, information that can be determined by soil testing. When the results are read, Tim determines what organic products to use and when to use them. We work with nature not the calendar!
+ What is Aeration and Overseeding?
There’s more to organic lawn care than spreading fertilizer. T.L.C incorporates aeration and over seeding. Aeration relieves compaction and lets the lawn breath. Over seeding introduces new grass seed. This step thickens up the lawn, fills in bare spots and doesn’t give weeds a chance to germinate.
+ How does T.L.C. control weeds?
The key to weed control is timing and avoiding conditions that favor weeds. Tim adjusts soil biology or chemistry to favor desired plants over weeds. Weeds are controlled in a few ways. Organic corn gluten applied in the spring or fall will eliminate a lot of the weed seeds that have blown in over the season. Over seeding will thicken up the lawn giving the weed seed no chance of germination.
+ Why Organic?
Chemicals and pesticides only treat the symptoms of a lawn or insect problem, not the cause which is usually a lack of nutrients in the soil biology. T.L.C. feeds the soil not the grass!