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Organic Lawn Care Services from Harrington’s

Going Organic means first understanding how plants really grow in nature, and then fully supporting that natural growing system. We do this by promoting life in the soil with natural organic materials.  Chemically treated lawns are far from natural. In fact, chemicals practically eliminate all the biological life in the soil that natural plants require to grow and be healthy. When it comes to organic lawn care, it works quite differently.

Organic lawn care treats the soil while chemicals feed the plant directly.  Unlike chemical lawn care, we do not stop the lawn’s natural ability to establish itself as a stable self-sustaining crop by using man-made chemicals that can be harmful to the environment. Rather, using organics, we support the natural growing process.

Grass and soil are interdependent dynamic living systems and should be treated as such. Each lawn we treat is a unique eco-system and at Harrington’s we understand and respect this.  From weeds and insects, to grubs – even ticks and deer, we have the experience and expertise. It all starts with a soil test.

If you’re not testing you’re guessing!

Many ordinary landscape practices can have adverse effects on soil biology. For example, raking up leaves removes essential organic matter. While applying weed control kills emerging weeds, the toxins it contains can also debilitate or kill trees and shrubs. Pesticides that rid lawns of insect and disease pests also kill beneficial microorganisms that work to keep your soil healthy. Quickfix fertilizers which are applied to compacted or poor soil to make lawns grow fast and green exhaust grass roots, promoting thatch and providing a breeding ground for insects and disease. Years of these practices take a toll. Soil is depleted of organic nutrients, deprived of oxygen and contaminated with chemicals that seep into the water table and threaten our irreplaceable water supply.

Organic Lawn Care Services

Organic Lawn Care Services from Harrington’s

At Harrington’s Organic Land Care we have developed one of the most advanced plant care systems in the country.
Our integrated approach offers many benefits over more conventional methods. Organic soil amendments promote deeper root development, providing a healthy foundation which helps valuable trees and plants handle pests, diseases and environmental stress including extreme and adverse weather conditions, thereby prolonging their life. Our program includes organic fertilizers which promote lavish bud development and enhance flower and foliage colors. Our program builds deep roots—up to 18” (most lawns have only a 2-3” root system) which can cut irrigation costs by as much as 30% since stronger grass root systems require less watering.

 

We service the following Connecticut towns:
Farmington, Unionville, West Hartford, Windsor, Windsor Locks, Enfield, Suffield, Granby, East Granby, Tarrifville, Bloomfield, Coventry, Tolland, Bolton, Burlington, Bristol, Plainville, Avon, East Hartford, Manchester, East Windsor, Broadbrook, South  Windsor, Ellington, Vernon, Glastonbury, Marlborough, Wethersfield, Newington, East Berlin, Rocky Hill, Simsbury, West Simsbury, Canton, New Hartford

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  • NOFA

    Affiliations

    • NOFA - Northeast Organic Farming Association (Ogranic Land Care Committee Member)
    • ISA - International Society of Aboraculture
    • CTPA - Connecticut Tree Protection Association


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    For four years now, Harrington’s has helped me convert my herbicide and pesticide dependent yard into a healthy organic lawn. Our experience with Harrington’s has been a dream. From the start, they gave us a very realistic multi-year plan for our yard, sketching out how they would help our lawn detox from its dependence on …

    I signed up for the yearly premium service. They come out seven times, spray weeds and do seeding. They also put compost tea down. Their technician Jay is very good. He told me with the organic service it takes about three years to see results. They aren’t using the heavy poisons that others use, but it increases …

    I hired Harringtons as I wanted to change to organic lawn care. I’ve been very happy with their service to date.  Staff are knowledgeable and easy to work with and customer service has been exceptional!   Kathleen,  BLOOMFIELD, CT

    I cannot begin to express how amazing your work is and how thankful we are for your vacation time taken to talk to us about the details of this amazing technology. Attached is a pic of you teaching the course. Thank you so much for taking the time to lead this wonderful lecture. We were …

    Amazing results in reclaiming battered lawns! Highly knowledgeable lawn, shrub and tree care staff  provide expert care for your property. Organic fertilizers and weed and pest control,  so no pesticides which are harmful to bees, birds or you. Excellent detailed feedback on the state of your lawn and trees & shrubs.  Jo,  Hartford