Organic and Regenerative Lawn Care Systems
In 2005, Richard A. McCoy Horticultural Services Inc. began transitioning from conventional lawn applications to organic and regenerative lawn care systems. We have since developed superior knowledge of the role that lawns play in our landscapes, communities, and ecology and have made it a top priority to balance ecological consciousness with lawn functionality and aesthetics.
We appreciate that community members are concerned about the synthetic chemicals that are applied during traditional lawn maintenance. Their harmful effects to our health (even in low-dose exposure) have been well-documented. Our approach has proven that the use of hazardous synthetic materials commonplace in traditional lawns is not only unacceptable but also no longer necessary. Without compromising quality, we have cost-effectively provided our clients with healthy green lawns and flourishing landscapes while facilitating the rebuilding of our vital local ecosystems.
Our organic and regenerative turf programs and à la carte items (see below) are designed to deliver value, simplicity, and satisfaction to our clients. Let us handle the complexity of the science, while you enjoy the ease of an ecologically stable, safe, and healthy lawn and landscape. After all, that’s why you have decided to work with the best.
A Shared Commitment
Just as we are committed to our clients and the organic process, we ask that you share our commitment to this process and trust in our experience. We recommend against approaching this process with the mindset of simply “trying” organics for a year. If you are a new client of McCoy Horticultural and a new participant in the organic method, we ask that you understand that this is a multi-year process. We are very open and honest and do our best to convey every scenario to our clients and to be as transparent and as proactive as possible when we see the potential for an issue begin to arise.
Most importantly, we recognize that it may be challenging to determine which organic lawn care provider has the integrity to be honest and forthright about their lawn care programs. Our longevity in providing these services and willingness to educate the general public and green professionals on the best practices of organic lawn care systems is a testament to our leadership, transparency, and commitment to the practice of organic lawn care.
Three Turf Programs & What To Expect
For the best results, we suggest beginning with the two Regenerative Lawn Programs: First Transition Level – The Awakening Program, followed by the Second Transition Level – The Essential Seven Program. The goal of McCoy Horticultural is for all of our clients to reach passed the two regenerative programs to the third and final level, the Organic Level – Just the Organics Please Program. By following this carefully calculated three-step process, you should see a reduction in your overall turf application and water costs.
Our Regenerative Lawn Programs are the first step in the process of becoming organic. Our two programs, The Awakening and Essential Seven, focus on reducing weed pressure, beginning to balance the soil chemistry, and rebuilding soil biology which is the cornerstone of any successful organic turf system.
Note: A key component of our programs is flexibility, and with that, there may be times when we suggest and manage an alternate route. The following is a common scenario and an example of what could be expected under optimal conditions. Your individual results may vary – it is important to remember that weather conditions will always play a key role in any stand of turfgrass.