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25

An organic lawn can be healthy for the environment and your family. Here's how you can get started.

Your lawn is your home's crowning glory. A beautifully manicured lawn is easy to achieve if you take care of it properly. If you have small children or pets, you don't want to use an excessive amount of harsh chemical fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides. There are many organic alternatives that can be used in place of the harsher chemicals that are equally effective if you use them correctly. Our real estate agents can put you in contact with a local nursery for recommendations.

  • Create and Use Compost – You can create your own compost bin at home. Place your plant waste from your kitchen into the bin and stir daily. Once you have a good amount of compost built up, you can start using it in place of mulch in your flower beds. Always leave a small amount of compost in the bin as a starter that will keep your compost growing.

  • Work with Your Local Nursery – Your local nursery will be able to help you find the organic products you need to keep your lawn healthy and beautifully green. Many nurseries work with organic companies and may be able to special order products for you.

  • Hire a Lawn Care Service That Uses Organics – If you have a large lawn, you may want to consider hiring a professional lawn care service. Many offer organic treatment options for clients who want to avoid using harsh chemicals around their families. They will do all the lawn work for you so you can reap all the rewards.

  • Use Grasses and Plants That Are Native to the Area – The best way to keep your lawn looking healthy and vibrant is to use grasses and plants that are native to your area. Bergen County homes for sale will have beautiful lawns if you use the right type of grass in the lawns. A local nursery will be able to provide you with a list of native plants you can consider.

  • Overseed When Possible – Overseed your lawn once or twice a year. The more grass you have in your lawn, the less room you will have for weeds. Use native grasses to re-seed your lawn. They will gradually begin to overtake the lawn and make it look more natural.

  • Don't Cut Your Grass Too Short – Don't cut your grass too short. Keep it between two and three inches at least. Your lawn will look much healthier and will provide a soft cushion to work on. The additional height will let less sunlight make it to the ground making it more difficult for weeds to germinate.

As soon as you are ready to buy your home, contact us! We know Bergen County and its neighborhoods. We can help you find the perfect home for your needs. We have years of experience that you can rely on and are able to help you get settled into your new surroundings. We can put you in contact with professional landscapers and local nurseries who can help you with all of your lawn care needs.

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