10 Earth Friendly Lawn Care Products to Buy
Grow and maintain a beautiful lawn without harming humans, pets or the environment.
Jonathan Green Lawn Insect Control
This lawn insect control product contains an organic formula designed from scientific technology based on natural defenses used by plants to ward off insects and disease. This product can kill and repel over 100 insect pests using its patented blend of organic plant oils.
“Safe and easy to apply! Significant drop of ants and other biting insects,” says an Amazon reviewer.
Jonathan Green & Sons Love Your Soil
Jonathan Green & Sons has a great reputation for providing quality, earth-friendly lawn care products. Among the brand’s best is the granular Love Your Soil blend that contains humic and fulvic acids to help your grass absorb nutrients that would otherwise be bound to the soil. The organic acids also work to stimulate beneficial soil biology, and can loosen compacted soil without aeration.
“Use this product every year,” says an Amazon reviewer. “It works in concert with the other Jonathan Green fertilizers and gives a non-chemical boost to my lawn. My Landscaper commented on how poorly my lawn did over the winter; added some Love Your Soil, [Magical; and Fertilizer] and it came back to life. We live in an area with thick clay soil and this product seems to help. Recommend!”
Turf Perk Microbe Mix Lawn Treatment
The millions of organic microbes in this lawn care product work in 5,000-square-feet of soil to promote better roots, resulting in a healthier lawn. It’s a natural liquid lawn treatment that you can count on for repairing, preparing, strengthening and maintaining your lawn, as it promotes lawn soil balance, proper water retention and the right amount of nitrogen content in your soil.
“Turf Perk is one of the best products that I have ever used on my lawn,” says an Amazon reviewer. “It is extremely easy to apply and the results are GREAT!!! The lawn is perfectly green now this early in the season. A few spots that were barren even have some grass coming back. I would recommend this to anyone who wants their lawn to look like a lush green carpet.”
Soil Mender Horticultural Cornmeal
Fight root- and soil-related fungal problems in your lawn with this natural lawn care product. The horticultural cornmeal is great not only as an organic fungicide soil amendment, but also as a low nitrogen source plant food for flowers, gardens, trees and lawns.
One Amazon reviewer says:
“I bought this to eradicate a fungus problem on my lawn. If you want to have an organic lawn and not use chemicals, cornmeal can be used to eradicate fungus on lawns and gardens. I want to let everyone know that it really works. It takes about 3 weeks to see the improvement. I am fungus free now and my lawn looks beautiful. The cornmeal also acts as a fertilizer. I put down cornmeal on my whole yard. My yard is green.”
BioLogic Scanmask Beneficial Nematodes
Another earth-friendly lawn care product to put on your radar is BioLogic Scanmask Beneficial Nematodes. The spray contains microscopic beneficial nematodes (Steinernema feltiae), which are a type of native and naturally occurring insect parasitic nematode. The nematodes attack pest insects by entering their bodies and releasing a symbiotic bacteria that kills them. The product is completely safe for people, pets and plants.
“This worked great,” says an Amazon reviewer. “We had a ton of ticks in our yard. Our dog would come in each day and have at least 2-3 ticks on him even when just outside for a few minutes. I keep the grass short but the yard was not fenced in so ticks would flock to the yard. After following the directions and spraying them in the yard in early spring we didn’t have issues all summer and fall. It was very rare we would find a tick on our dog after this. Great product and highly recommended.”
Green Gobbler Vinegar Weed Killer
This vinegar weed killer naturally eliminates weeds fast. Derived from corn grown in the U.S., it’s a great option for those who are looking to steer clear of weed killers that contain chemicals. This product is safe to use around kids and pets, as it contains an organic compound that, when sprayed on everything including dandelion, crabgrass, creeping charlie and clover, kills them on contact.
“I am thrilled to have this product available which is effective, but also safe. I would not want anything changed about it. A little goes a long way. It is effective and inexpensive, too,” says an Amazon reviewer.
Safer Brand Ringer Lawn Restore
Safer Brand’s organic fertilizer works to provide your precious lawn with the proper balance of natural elements in your soil, which results in a healthier, greener lawn in just 3 to 5 days. The odorless lawn care product has no poultry litter or bio-solids and no manure.
“My lawn was in really bad shape after winter, and looked stressed, so I needed a big boost. 72 hours after applying, I noticed a huge difference. The color was a deep, dark green across the yard. Also, some things I noticed later was the fullness I achieved especially in some hard to grow spots in my lawn,” says an Amazon reviewer.
Jolly Gardner Fast-Acting Lime
This lawn care product feeds your lawn with calcium and magnesium, which are nutrients it needs to thrive. This soil amendment is specially formulated with encapsulate pellet technology that synthesizes limestone with an organic acid. It’s great for protecting lawns from moss and bare spots resulting from low pH.
“We’ve fought moss in our yard for years and I used this stuff twice last winter and spring and have no more moss and the grass is thicker and greener than before,” says an Amazon reviewer.
Safer Brand Compost Starter Kit
This compost starter kit uses microbes and nutrients to quickly break down lawn and garden debris into usable compost for your garden and landscape. The pellets can convert material like lawn clippings, brown leaves, wood chips, pine cones, twigs and more to be made into an earth-friendly, rich fertilizer you can use to top-dress both new and existing lawns.
“I’ve used this stuff before under a different name,” says an Amazon reviewer. “I’m surprised by how well it actually works. Especially with it being so dry here in the Southwest it can take things a while to compost down sometimes, but once I sprinkle some of this in the bin and sprinkle some water in there it really helps speed up the composting process. So if you need your compost to plant in your garden or whatever sooner than later give some of this a try as it’ll probably help get you your compost sooner.”
Simple Lawn Solutions Natural Liquid Fertilizer
This all-in-one balanced lawn food is a liquid concentrate made of high-quality natural ingredients. Designed to feed your lawn and provide proper energy for root support, health and strength You’ll feel good about using these pure and clean NPK ( nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium) nutrients.
Amazon reviewers are incredibly impressed by this lawn care product. One says:
“This is my third(?) multi-bottle order. Guess they’re not really bottles … the product is packaged in its very own dispenser that hooks up to the hose. The results are OVERNIGHT fantastic! Dull, listless lawn one day, and a deep green perky lawn the very next day! One of my neighbors caught me applying the product this morning and said: “Your lawn is making the rest of our lawns look bad”! Two of my neighbors use TruGreen services and have in-ground irrigation systems. I replied to my neighbor; “Let your conscience be your guide”! Get the NPK twofer; i.e. a beautiful green lawn AND jealous neighbors!”
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