What Lawn and Garden Products are Truly Organic

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What Lawn and Garden Products are Truly Organic

Are you confused when it comes to the term “organic”?  Doc helps explain what the term means when it comes to lawn products as well as organic garden products.  Many products have the OMRI seal. The OMRI seal certifies that products can be used for growing USDA-certified organic produce.  However, many individuals use RAW product ingredients that never go through the certification process but are still “organic”.   

What is Organic? From the OMRI Website

In the United States, the term “organic” is federally regulated and governed by standards in the Code of Federal Regulations only when used on food or fiber products. Food and fiber products that use the term “organic” are required to be certified by an independent third party certifier, with an exception for very small-scale producers with earnings below a certain amount. All producers that use this term are required by law to follow organic practices.

The term “organic” is not currently regulated for many non-food products such as pet food, cosmetics, household products and fertilizers. These products may meet non-government, privately maintained standards, but the use of the term “organic” on labels is not federally regulated for these non-food products. For example, a fertilizer may be “OMRI Listed,” meaning that it meets OMRI’s standards for a fertilizer, but almost any fertilizer can use the term “organic” on the label. Canadian and Mexican laws are similar regarding what can and can’t be called “organic.”

To become certified organic, a conventional farmer must first undergo a three-year transition period, during which time no prohibited inputs can be used. Organic certifiers can provide support for the transition process, helping the farmer understand and follow the organic standards. Once the three-year period is complete, the farmer can start to produce organic food. The farmer completes an “Organic System Plan” that explains how the food will be produced, including a list of all inputs that will be used, and the farm undergoes an annual certifier inspection.

→ OMRI Allowed Material List 

Dangers of Composting Waste Materials

The below is a PDF that downloads. 

→ Good read from Cornell Unv

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The Bermuda Lawn Guide

bermuda lawn guide

DirtBooster Compost Maker

 

Chicken Feed

These can be ordered online and picked up at your local Tractor Supply.  Not really worth ORDERING and shipping. 

DuMOR 16% Layer Crumble, 50 lb., 3006316-306

DuMOR 16% Layer Crumble, 50 lb., 3006316-306 [More]

Price: $14.99

Super Juice Lawn Supplement and Bio-Stimulant

Lawn Hose End Spray Bottles

WARNING: Use only the 20:1 ratio bottles and do not pay more than $19 for TWO bottles.  When out of stock, others will charge up to $40 if out of stock. Simply wait until they come back in stock from Andersons. 

Flower and Veggie Garden Compost Booster

DirtBooster will be available on Amazon soon. It contains everything you need to create an active compost pile. It can also be tilled into your gardens.  

organic compost mix

HUMICHAR…  
Should be applied to ALL LAWNS and can be applied as heavy and as often as you like.  It contains NOTHING that can hurt your lawn and is 50/50 mix of biochar and humic acid. 

PGF Complete 16-4-8 Lawn Fertilizer

This is the main fertilizer for ALL lawns during the growing season.  Warm season and cool season lawns. 

PGF Balance 10-10-10 

A professional grade 10-10-10 with tiny particles, micro nutrients, and iron. 

Granular Pre-Emergent in DG Particles

Spring Lawn Fertilizers

PGF Complete website to pick the right fertilizer. 

Killing Grubs in the Spring

Preventative products should be used in the late summer.  Killing products work best in the spring. The product below can be applied anytime of the year to kill grubs. 

Bermuda lawn care and caring for your gardens. 

Large Spreader Used – Top Pick for 2021

Probably one of the best VALUES for a large spreader with huge 13 inch wheels. 

Best VALUE in Reel Mowers

 

Lawn care tips and Bermuda lawn care.  

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Doc explains the confusing terms when it comes to organic gardening and fertilizers. Too many claims of ORGANIC are often made and he explains them.
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Kulwinder McDaniel
Kulwinder McDaniel
4 months ago

Can I use the humichar and PGF Balanced 10-10-10 on any kind of grass or is it just for Bermuda grass?

Michael Peel
Michael Peel
4 months ago

I live in central west Florida. I have a Bermuda lawn. I am having an issue with Nimblewill coming into my lawn from my neighbor’s yard. Please tell me how to kill it and get it out of my Bermuda. I watch all your video and follow all of your instructions that I can. I also use all of the products that you recomend.
Thanks, Mike

Salvador Cortez
Salvador Cortez
4 months ago

I have a question Doc, which I hope you will be able to help those of “us” who have come across this issue in ordering these products. Super Juice can not be sold/shipped to those of “us” in South Dakota or California; Humi-Char can not be sold/shipped to those of us In Oregon, South Dakota or California and HumiDG (PGF Complete) can not be sold/shipped to South Dakota or California. Doc, could you recommend a substitutive for the Humi-Char and the Super Juice as I would like to stay as close to your receipt for your Liquid Lawn Supplement as… Read more »