Growing up as a kid on something borderline farm/hobby farm with a giant yard I learned early what the best way to take care of a lawn was. This knowledge mostly consisted of using “farm-grade” (FG)products instead of home use products. Here are some examples of why farm solutions seem to make a greener happier lawn:
- FG weed killer contains 10 times the active ingredients as what you would buy for home use for the same price. When diluted you end up with a better less expensive product and a weed free lawn.
- I used to think that it was an alternative to use 10-10-10 Fertilizer on my lawn and in other states it seemed to really turn my yard around. After I moved back into Minnesota I was recently informed that it’s illegal unless you are “starting a new lawn”,have test results showing you have a deficiency in phosphorus or are doing it large scale on a farm. But you can still use this for plants and gardens!
- Using FG pesticides usually has the same benefits as using FG weed killers due to having higher concentrations of active chemicals to be diluted often for significantly cheaper prices.
Do you use chemicals to keep a nice looking yard or prefer alternative greener seeming methods? Does the idea of higher concentrations of active ingredients make you concerned about health effects of these FG products?