WHY ORGANIC?


Health

The reasons for organic land care all have to do with health; your health, your family's health, your pets' health and your soil's health.

There is a large, growing body of work that links exposure to pesticides and herbicides to problems with human health and pet health.

Policy Statement From the American Academy of Pediatrics, Pesticide Exposure in Children:

"Epidemiologic evidence demonstrates associations between early life exposure to pesticides and pediatric cancers, decreased cognitive function, and behavioral problems."

Why Organic?

Why Organic?

Soil

Pesticides, herbicides, and synthetic fertilizers harm the biological organisms in the soil that support your plants' health.

Use of organic methods increases the amount of biological life in the soil which is critical for healthy plants.

Healthy soil will supply a full spectrum of mineral nutrition to plants, making them naturally hardy and resistant to pests and diseases. Healthy soils work with and for plants in ways that enhance and promote the microbial life of the soil, including fungi, bacteria and other microscopic life forms that support plant health.

The organic landscape practice is essentially increasing the amount of biological life in the soil, which then increases the amount of nutrients for the plants.

Complexity is another important concept in a natural, organic system. Complex systems resist attack from pests and disease. It is important to maintain system complexity by protecting and enhancing biodiversity, both at the macro level (i.e., plant selection and placement) and the micro level (i.e., soil microbiology and chemistry).