Services

Organic Soil Solutions offers a one-year organic lawn care program that improves your soil and strengthens your  lawn in preparation for seeding in the fall. Our program includes each of these services:

Soil Test
Spring Lawn Fix
Compost Tea
Organic Granular Fertilizers
Humate Blend
Limestone
Nematodes
Lawn Mowing
Fall Lawn Fix
Fall Cleanup
Core Aeration & Compost Top Dressing

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Our Season

Our season starts April 1st when, barring snow, we apply an early spring fertilizer.  This soy based fertilizer stimulates soil biology and gets the grass off to fast start, out competing annual weeds.  On April 15th, we usually start over seeding of bare spots and winter damage.  The seed is mixed with a blend of 60% soil and 40% compost that helps the grass germinate quickly and grow strong roots.  In June, we apply a late spring fertilizer that breaks down slowly over the summer and helps the lawn survive summer stress.  During the summer we apply compost tea and limestone, according to soil test results.

Organic Soil Solutions Lawn Care Program TimelineLate August and throughout September is when we do our most dramatic work, slice seeding and core aerating.  Hopefully, the soil is in decent shape and the seed will flourish.  The slice seeder is a machine that cuts a furrow in the soil and drops in the seed.  It provides excellent soil to seed contact and de-thatches as well.  Each truck has a core aerator for soils that are compacted.  We add fertilizer to promote the fall growth spurt at the same time.

After October 1st, humates and kelp are applied as soil conditioner and to provide any micro nutrients that are missing.  Details are available in the ‘Products and Services’ section

We Are Slowly Killing Our Soil

Father and Son Enjoying Their LawnWe all want nice looking lawns and landscapes. So we take our leaves and grass clippings to the dump, removing essential organic matter. And every spring we apply broadleaf weed controls to kill the weeds emerging in our lawns. These same toxins kill or debilitate trees and woody plants. Pesticides rid lawns of insect pests, but they also kill beneficial micro-organisms that work to keep your soil nurturing and alive. Quick-fix fertilizers applied to compacted or poor soil make lawns grow fast and green, but exhaust grass roots, promoting thatch – a breeding ground for insects and disease.

Years and years of these practices have taken a toll. Much soil is in rough shape – depleted of organic nutrients, depleted of organic nutrients and microbiology, deptrived of oxygen and contaminated with chemicals which seep into the water table and threaten our irreplaceable water supply.

 

We Serve Your Town

Need organic lawn care in Wellesley, Waltham or Medford? Are you located in Boston? Does your lawn need some love in Newton? We provide organic lawn care service to many towns throughout Massachusetts.

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Recent News

Turning Bad Soil into a Green Organic Lawn

  We Identified Bad Soil.... A house was built with a large area that was dedicated to lawn. It had been seeded twice in the spring but not much had germinated. Even crabgrass was afraid to tred here.  That is about as lifeless as you can get. The soil was highly compacted...

Let Us Help You Choose Native Plants for an Active and Beautiful Garden

I’ve always had an interest in the health of soil biology, the basis for our organic lawn care program. However, there is plenty of life above the ground that is being depleted and needs help too. Soil micro-organisms rely on organic matter for their sustenance. Birds and butterflies need native...

Organic Soil Solutions Earns Super Service Award from Angie’s List

We are honored to achieve another Super Service Award from Angie’s List. This is the third year in a row that we’ve had enough excellent reviews to capture the prize. We’ve never solicited a review so it is pretty satisfying every time a good review pops up in our profile. Thanks to all those...

What Clients Say

I wish all businesses were run like yours-with integrity and respect for others…We wish you great success in all you do. By the way, our lawn is beautiful!

Debbie D. – Billerica, MA


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