Alternative solutions

Check out the latest products in the biological and organic lawn care market.

CIVITAS WEEDfree BRAND Concentrate

The pitch: Civitas Weedfree Brand Concentrate is a hybrid selective herbicide formulated with fewer active ingredients to kill more than 60 listed broadleaf weeds, including clover, dandelions, poison ivy and sumac.

  • Its microtechnology minimizes the three-way mix active ingredients while enhancing the penetration into the plant.
  • Visible injury can be seen on weeds within 12 hours.
  • The white emulsion produced when sprayed identifies treated areas, reducing duplication of efforts and product waste.

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The pitch: 100 percent organic Holganix balances the soil’s eco-system and promotes strong roots and healthier, more resilient plants.

  • The living biology in Holganix is combined with ingredients including endo- and ecto- mycorrhizae, humic and fulvic acids and yucca.
  • Healthier plants are better able to resist and withstand the stress of disease, insects, extreme seasonality and manmade pressures.
  • Incorporating Holganix into turf, flower, tree and shrub programs restores soil’s living biology and reduces the requirement of water, fertilizers and pesticides.

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Hydretain Granular OC

The pitch: Hydretain ES Plus Granular OC incorporates the liquid technology of Hydretain ES Plus into a rapidly releasing, free-flowing organic compost carrier.

  • The product is formulated to reduce the overall watering requirements of plants, shrubs, trees and turf.
  • A proprietary blend of hygroscopic humectant compounds, Hydretain captures moisture in the soil, which would otherwise be lost to evaporation.
  • Captured vapor molecules accumulate to form usable water droplets that are passed to the roots of plants.

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Lebanon Healthy Start

The pitch: Healthy Start 3-4-3 is a granular fertilizer formulated to provide organic matter and sustainable fertility for all landscape plants.

  • Made from natural ingredients, it not only provides slow-release N, P and K, but it adds organic matter to the soil.
  • Beneficial species of rhizosphere bacteria provide a new level of sustainable fertility.
  • Restores natural fertility to disturbed soils and is manure, sewage and sludge free.

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Phyllom beetleGONE! tlc and grubGONE! G

The pitch: Phyllom’s new insecticides protect lawns and ornamental landscapes from beetle and weevil pests with no label restrictions regarding bees or applications when plants are flowering.

  • Beetlegone! controls Japanese, Asiatic garden and green june beetle adults on roses, trees and even edibles in the garden.
  • Grubgone! controls first to third instar white grubs and annual bluegrass weevil grubs either preventatively or curatively with a single application per generation.

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