The makers of Safer lawn and garden products are making it easier for do-it-yourselfers to treat their lawns organically.
The company is marketing a four-step organic lawn-care program that’s shipped free to the user. The system involves three applications of a slow-release fertilizer and one application of a weed preventer.
The fertilizer, Ringer Lawn Restore, is made of ingredients including poultry feather meal, bone meal and soybean meal but no manure. It contains no phosphorus, which is often found in excess in soil and can run off into waterways.
The weed preventer, Concern Weed Prevention Plus, is based on corn gluten meal. A soil thermometer is included so users can apply the preventer at the correct soil temperature.
The system costs $250 at www.sendmesafer.com, but it’s on sale this spring and summer for $199.99.
— Mary Beth Breckenridge