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We’re Winning the Organic Battle, But Who Will Collect the Spoils?

Brett Perry launched a new line of "holistic" garden products named Vaccinate and Triffid at the Independent Garden Center Show in Chicago last week. THESE ARE, NO MATTER how you look at it, heady times for the organic lawn and garden movement. Unlike any other fluctuation in market forces for the past 50 years, this time organics are here — to stay. That is, from almost any angle, a major victory that can ...

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Just Today . . .

[caption id="attachment_1945" align="alignnone" width="288" caption="My daughers, Aimee, 3, and Christina, 25, pose with Angie, now 1."][/caption] Thanks to everyone for the birthday wishes last week for Angie, our 1-year-old daughter for whom I wrote this lawn care Manifesto one year ago tomorrow. It's a horrible cliche to say I "can't believe a year has passed already," but, well, that's how cliches happe ...

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SafeLawns on Radio and TV

If you have some time on your hands, check out our conversation with host June Stoyer on The Organic View: http://itunes.apple.com/podcast/the-organic-view-blog-talk/id384349742. We had a comprehensive discussion about the history of SafeLawns and the making of A Chemical Reaction in a segment titled "The American Lawn Care Obsession." And in our weekly appearance on NBC, we talk natural pesticides: http:// ...

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Campus Lawns: The Turf War Has Begun

Between wrist rehab, a looming writing deadline for a major project and a short family vacation, this blog has been silent for the past week. To kick things off for this week, I wanted to pass along a post from my colleagues at LawnReform: http://www.gardenrant.com/my_weblog/2010/07/lawnsoncampus.html. It's rich food for thought . . . from institutions that are known for such things. ...

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Getting Started with Lawns and Compost

Pecking around the Internet with my one good finger . . . A review of our book: http://lawncare.about.com/od/productreviews/gr/organicmanualreview.htm And a good summary of how to get started with compost: http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory?id=11054856 ...

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On Our First Anniversary: Your Top 10 Posts

It's absolutely amazing to me that a year has passed since I rather randomly declared that I would post a daily blog on the SafeLawns.org web site. "Daily?" many asked, questioning my rationale and stamina. "Why not weekly?" True to the original goal, though, June 18 marks the one-year anniversary of the SafeLawns Daily Blog and, although we have missed about a dozen days — including weekends — we have aver ...

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