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A-1 Organic Lawns

Jeff Copeland Phone: 248-889-7200

President Fax:

PO Box 874 Website: www.chemicalfreelawns.com

Highland MI 48357 Email:

Service Categories: structural commercial school

landscape residential golf course

other: Supply products & provide service.

We have been involved in the green industry for over 3 decades. We provide complete landscape and irrigation systems/service as well as apply and distribute our earth-friendly products for lawns and landscapes.


What is your definition of Integrated Pest Management (IPM)?

At A-1 Organic Lawns, we use NO harmful chemicals/toxins. Only safe alternative methods are used as seen on our website.

 

Is pest management performed on a specific schedule?

Pest management is provided on an as-needed basis only. Only natural methods are used.

 

How are pest problems identified?

Problems are identified by plant damage. Populations are monitored and observed until problem is gone and plants improve.

 

What practices do you use to prevent and/or control pests?

Our products do not encourage pests. Each pest has its own natural remedy.

Do you use biological controls?

No.

Do you use borates?

No.

Do you use synthetic chemicals?

No.

 

What are the top 10 pesticides you use/sell/recommend?

We do not use any pesticides; only natural remedies.

If pesticides are used, how much are used per year of each?

N/A

Does your company perform habitat modification?

Our products provide safe, nutritional plant matter for consumption or habitat.

Do you use any physical or mechanical controls?

We do spray soap or garlic to control unwanted insects.

 

What type of fertilizers do you use/sell/recommend?

Soil Science 5-0-7, Soil Conditioner 0-0-0, Provided by A-1 Organic Lawns.

What do you usually use/sell/recommend for addressing:

termites Food grade fossil flower.

cockroaches Food grade fossil flower.

fleas Food grade fossil flower.

carpenter ants 50/50 mix of baking soda and powdered sugar.

fire ants 50/50 mix of baking soda and powdered sugar.

ants (indoor) 50/50 mix of baking soda and powdered sugar.

crabgrass Remove and replace with grass seed - Compete

dandelions Remove and replace with grass seed - Compete

other

How do you evaluate effectiveness of your pest management

Due to products used in our lawn care we have very few pest problems.

References

Barb Angott, West Bloomfield, MI 248-363-4411; Irene's Myomassology Institute, Southfield, MI 248-350-1400 (Eric); Learning Tree Preschool, Farmington Hills, MI 248-477-3626 (Laurie)