Land care has never been completely straightforward--it took our ancestors thousands of years to learn by trial and error—and today, land care is more complex than ever. Perhaps it should be part of high school education, like driver’s ed or cooking class. As far as I’m aware, though, it isn’t.
Instead, much of our land care education—for homeowners and landscape pros alike—comes from the companies whose products change the soil and push grass to new heights. The news can be as confusing as the latest university press release on weight loss. The confusion exists not only around synthetic chemical products, but for products with an organic cachet as well.