The Garden Community for Garden Lovers

What organic landscaping can do!


It is truly amazing to me what organic landscaping techniques can do over time.
Here is a photo of our front yard 2 years ago when the house was fairly new and the front yard was freshly sodded:

We “checker-boarded” the StAugistine to save money and fertilized it the first year with the usual “Scotts chemicals” and it never grew very well.
I discovered a gardening talk show on the radio Dirt Doctor and everything changed after that!
After amending the soil and sticking to a strict organic program for the next 2 years, our lawn & landscaping now looks like this:

The only problem is that everything grows TOO WELL! {chuckle}
The lawn grows 3 inches per week and requires constant mowing, the flower bed plants got FAR bigger than I thought they would, and the lawn is SO thick that it is hard to push the mower through the grass! Gotta love it! {grin}

More blog posts by n2organics

Next post: More organics at work!



hi n2organics great when u can grow mostly everything organically ur garden looks lovely,a lot of hard work!!!!! also good to get the hands dirty and see the results.welcome to GoY great members here and also good advice and u get a bit of a laugh !!!!:~)))))))

5 Jul, 2009


Welcome to GoY and I agree with all Mobee says and we do have a good laugh sometimes.

5 Jul, 2009


The entire property is now 100% organic and the plants never looked better. My poor neighbor is still scratching her head and wondering why her grass and plants don't do as well.. {sinister snicker} :-)

5 Jul, 2009


Better for it to be like that than not growing at all :o)
It looks really nice.

6 Jul, 2009

Add a comment

Recent posts by n2organics

Members who like this blog

  • Gardening with friends since
    13 Jun, 2009

  • Gardening with friends since
    22 Oct, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    24 Jun, 2007