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Welcome to the Hillside Landscaping Blog. Inspiration, ideas, and expert advice on the following topics: Landscape design, landscape build, landscape maintenance, organic lawn care & lawn care services.

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Welcome To The Hillside Landscaping Blog. Inspiration, Ideas, And Expert Advice On The Following Topics: Landscape Design, Landscape Build, Landscape Maintenance, Organic Lawn Care & Lawn Care Services.



There ARE significant differences between organic and chemical fertilizers in terms of nutrient availability and the long-term effects on soil, plants, and the environment. So how does a conscientious gardener decide? Read more and let Hillside Landscaping help you make that decision...

Why Organic Lawn Care?

3 Reasons Why You Should Choose Organic Lawn Care

As summer approaches now is the time to really start thinking about how you are going to care for your backyard this season. There are many different options out there, and the demand for organic lawn care has never been greater. But why choose organic? Read this article to learn three reasons why organic is truly your best bet.

1. Your lawn will be healthier.

If you’ve been using synthetic chemicals and pesticides on your lawn to keep it green and weed-free, then your soil’s and turf’s health is seriously suffering. When we use synthetics on our lawns, our grass becomes dependent on these toxic chemicals to survive, resulting in a never-ending cycle of constantly buying and applying synthetics.

Because chemically treated grass has roots that are too shallow and too weak to defend against pests, drought, and weeds, your turf is not healthy enough to thrive on its own naturally, thus necessitating more and more synthetics.

Related: Top 10 Tips For A Great Organic Lawn

Synthetic lawn care chemicals also wreak havoc on your soil, depleting it of all its nutrients and optimal conditions that are necessary for it to sustain life and to fortify grass so that it is strong, lush, and deep-rooted (deep roots means that your grass can effectively soak up all the nutrients and nitrogen found in healthy soil).

In the end, lawn care pesticides and synthetics do not have any long-term benefits; they destroy the health of your lawn and soil and are just a big recipe for disaster. Natural, organic lawn care is the best and most sustainable choice available, and it will make your lawn healthier, stronger, and more resilient– the way nature intended it to be!


Lawn care pesticides‬ are also broad-spectrum biocides, which means that they are effective against a large variety of living organisms.

These synthetic chemicals are engineered to kill weeds, pests, and insects, but the truth is that pesticides are also extremely poisonous to wildlife; pets (dogs and cats); garden plants, flowers, and crops; your neighbors; children and babies; and lastly, YOU.

All pesticides are deadly and are linked to severe diseases and a variety of health problems such as cancer, endocrine disorders, neurological disorders, autism, and birth defects.

Lawn care pesticides and chemicals, such as Roundup, endanger everyone and every living thing in our ecosystem, and those who use them at home in the backyard are the most at risk.

 Lawn care synthetics are scary and toxic. Organic lawn care eliminates the need for synthetics and keeps our homes, communities, and loved ones safe and toxic-free. You, your family, your pets, and the environment will all be healthier if you choose to take care of your lawn naturally and organically. To learn more about the risks and dangers of lawn care pesticides and synthetics, visit Beyond Pesticides.

3. Choosing organic lawn care will help you save more money over time.

It might be tempting to just go out and buy some chemical lawn quick-fix in a bottle, but most people don’t realize exactly what they are buying into when they reach for the easy way out. The industry of lawn care synthetics is designed to make your lawn completely reliant on and addicted to these toxic chemicals so that you will have to keep coming back to buy and use more and more.

This endless cycle is an expensive trap. Switching to an organic lawn care regimen may seem a bit daunting at first, but once the health of your soil and turf are restored, maintenance will be almost effortless (you’ll even need to water less!).

All it takes is some time and some good TLC– when your grass grows strong, deep roots and your soil health is at its best, your turf will be its own natural barrier against weeds, drought, and pests, and you can relax and enjoy a beautiful lawn that is also healthy, sustainable, safe, and 100% nontoxic. If you choose organic, you’ll end up saving a lot of money and eradicate your lawn’s chemical dependency.