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Irish Green Lawn Care, Inc.

Digging Into the Soil

     In 2017, Irish Green Lawn Care collected soil samples from 7 different lawns.  Each of the lawns had received a varying number of applications of our hybrid organic mixture when we tested them.  These soil samples were analyzed by the Oklahoma State University Extension Center to record whether there was an increase in organic matter and improvements in nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium (NPK) with the introduction of our new hybrid organic mixture.  

 Background on Research:

All soil samples were taken from lawns that we treat (Irish Green Lawn Care). 

     4-5% of organic matter is ideal       

                       Collecting Samples                                                

Customer #1 –  New Customer -  2 weed and feed applications by Irish Green 

May 2017 Front Yard 5.5% organic matter
Nov 2017 Front Yard 5.5% organic matter

      

May 2017 Backyard w/ dog 3.8% organic matter
Nov 2017 Backyard w/ dog 5.2% organic matter

  Results from 2017 test: Organic Matter = Excellent
 

Customer #2 – Long Time Customer of Irish Green 

May 2017 Enitre Property 3.8% organic matter
Nov 2017 Entire Property 4.6% organic matter

 Results from 2017 test: Organic Matter = Excellent

Additional Findings:

May 2017 we learned that this lawn had low pH.  When we tested again in Nov 2017, the soil’s pH had risen naturally due to the organics in our new program. 

 

Customer #3 – Started hybrid program 2016/Organics applied for 1 full year/ large property (acreage)

May 2017 Front Yard 4% organic matter
Nov 2017 Front Yard 4.5% organic matter

     

May 2017 Backyard w/ dog 3.2% organic matter
Nov 2017 Backyard w/ dog 4.9% organic matter

 Results from 2017 test: Organic Matter = Excellent

Additional Findings:  pH levels were sufficient.
 

Customer #4 – Long Time Customer of Irish Green 

May 2017 Entire Property 3.3% organic matter
Nov 2017 Entire Property 4.1% organic matter

 Results from 2017 test: Organic Matter = Excellent

Additional Findings:

May 2017 we learned that this lawn had a high pH.  When we tested again in Nov 2017, the soil’s pH was now in the sufficient range (where we want it to be), simply from the organics in our new program. 

 

 Conclusion/Results:

 We are seeing improvement in the organic matter of our lawns, while also naturally leveling out small deficiencies in the soil that would cause the plant material not to properly use the nutrients that we are feeding them.  If we find a lawn is quite deficient in PNK, we can add what is needed.  We are very pleased with these results after only 1 full year of using our new hybrid organic weed control program on all our customers’ lawns.  I also wanted to pass along that the Oklahoma State University Extension Center was also very happy with these results.  In conclusion, we can all be proud that we are creating “Safer, Better, Greener” lawns for our children, pets, and our ponds (waterways). Thank you for your support this last year!

 

 “Digging a Little Deeper

Why is Organic Matter Important?

     Organic matter is made up of decomposing plants, animals and waste.  The organic matter is then consumed by microorganisms in the soil, causing tunnels in the soil.  By having a healthy level of organic matter, over time soils become porous, similar to swiss cheese.  A swiss cheese like soil allows for an increase in water infiltration and assists in the prevention of “soil sealing” (where the soil crusts over and becomes compacted).  Ultimately, having organic matter present in the soil reduces runoff and erosion, promotes microorganism activity, root growth, enhances fertilizer uptake and the ability for grass/plants to use fertilizer more efficiently and therefore apply smaller amounts of synthetic fertilizers. Our organic program does all of this and still produces the same weed-free, beautiful green lawn that we love in Oklahoma.

More is Not Always Better

     In the past, many have believed that if a little fertilizer creates a nice green lawn, than more fertilizer is even better and will produce a greener lawn.  However, in a typical weed control and fertilizer program where organic matter has not been introduced, the soil is not equipped to take in large amounts of synthetic chemicals and fertilizers because there is no room to store them. Research shows that 40-60% of synthetic fertilizers never goes into the plant.  Rather these fertilizers (and other synthetic chemicals) become run off that end up in our ponds, rivers, and water retention areas.

    In summary, synthetic chemicals and fertilizers have been used in large quantities in Oklahoma (and many states) to achieve a thick, weed-free, green lawn.  But through the science, we have learned that there is a better way to achieve the same results.  Having found and followed this research, which has taken off in the NE part of the United States, Irish Green has been able to tweak the same science for our climate and popular grasses in Oklahoma.  By introducing probiotics and microorganisms into our hybrid mix, we have been able to reduce our synthetic chemicals up to 50% and, as a result, we are creating a Safer, Better, Greener lawn for you to enjoy and to be proud of!

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