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Establishing and Caring for an Organic Lawn

By Eric Sideman, Ph.D., Doug Fox, M.S., and Jean English, Ph.D. Revised February 2016 The cool climate of Maine favors healthy lawns. The grass will grow lush and with few problems as long as basic plant needs are met, including proper soil fertility, soil structure, soil organic matter and proper watering and mowing No synthetic

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Let Leaves Feed Your Soil

By Jean English Copyright 2008 Looking for free “fertilizer” for your lawn or garden? Look to leaves! Leaves that drop in the fall can supply all the nutrients needed in a vegetable garden. They’ll even supply a wider range of essential nutrients than a bag of 10-10-10 synthetic fertilizer, because tree roots draw over a

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Establishing and Caring for an Organic Lawn

By Eric Sideman, Ph.D., Doug Fox, M.S., and Jean English, Ph.D. Revised February 2016 The cool climate of Maine favors healthy lawns. The grass will grow lush and with few problems as long as basic plant needs are met, including proper soil fertility, soil structure, soil organic matter and proper watering and mowing No synthetic

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