Soil Matters

We are excited to announce that our organic lawn care is branching off and forming it's own company called Soil Matters. Soil Matters will offer a wider variety of organic options for your lawn and garden. The new services are amazing!

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When in Doubt Compost

Soil is the backbone of your garden and lawn. Nothing else really matters. If your soil is enriched with decomposed organic matter, your plants will be naturally fed by nutrients released by soil microbes working underground. One of the best ways to add organic matter to your soil is with compost.

Compost improves your soil texture and structure, supplies and helps retain nutrients, provides moisture and aeration, helps control weeds, and reduces the need to buy fertilizers. Compost will improve any type of soil.

-If you add organic matter to sandy soils, you won’t have to water as frequently.

-If you add organic matter to silty soil, the soil will be less slippery and allow…

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Stay away from "Weed and Feed" Products

"Weed and feed" products are synthetic fertilizers mixed with herbicides. They are used by almost everyone and the general public does not know of the harm they are doing to their pets, children, water ways, and soil.

"Weed and Feed" products kill the microrganisms living in the soil that break down organic matter, provide nutrients to plants, and hunt and destroy harmful insects like grubs. I just finished reading "Joy in your Garden A Seasonal Guide to Gardening" by Joy Bossi and Karen Bastow and she stated her feelings about "weed and feed" products.

Stay away from the "weed and feed" type products.…

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Organic Conversion

So there has been a lot of excitement here at Thorn Pest Solutions about our new organic lawn care program and I thought I would share a few thoughts about why we as a company have chosen to completely change our lawn program from synthetic to organic.

When we as a company decided to include lawn care to our list of services 6 years ago we enlisted the help of several lawn care professionals that had been in the industry for over 25 years. They helped us design an effective synthetic fertilizer program that was better then 99% of the companies out there. There was one thing wrong with what we did. We trusted what everyone else was doing and joined…

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