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Good Nature Organic Lawn Care

Dan Norris Phone: 216-351-9830

Sales/Service Manager Fax:

4906 Van Epps Rd Website: www.whygoodnature.com

Brooklyn Heights OH 44131 Email: dann@whygoodnature.com

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We provide organic lawn care, tree and shrub care in the form of fertilization, seeding, aeration, natural weed controls, natural pest controls and alternatives to lawns like low mow/no mow grass types.

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

Providing all possible solutions to a pest problem, including cultural practices, monitoring, identification of the pest and the plant(s) and offering organic pest controls before offer a chemical solution, if at all.

Is pest management performed on a specific schedule?

If a customer is signed up for a pest control service, it is performed based on the offending pest, on their life cycle at the appropriate time of year.

How are pest problems identified?

Typically the customer contacts us and we visit their home to determine the problem and then recommend a course of action.

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

We suggest high mowing, proper watering, and organic fertilizer to enhance soil life.

Do you use biological controls?

We use beneficial nematodes for insect control in lawns.

Do you use borates?

No

Do you use synthetic chemicals?

We use selective herbicides.

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

Momentum, Drive, Manage

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

Unknown

Does your company perform habitat modification?

We are currently looking into installing rain gardens or natural wildlife habitat, but not yet.

Do you use any physical or mechanical controls?

We sell the Speedy Weedy dandelion removal tool and use it ourselves.

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

Good Nature Earth Turf, Nature's Feed (liquid), North Country Organics- Pro-Gro, Pro-Holly and Pro-Start

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

termites DNR

cockroaches DNR

fleas Beneficial nematodes, garlic, diatomaceous earth

carpenter ants DNR

fire ants DNR

ants (indoor) Diatomaceous earth

crabgrass Corn gluten and mow high

dandelions Corn gluten and Speedy Weedy

other DNR

How do you evaluate effectiveness of your pest management

Customer satisfaction. We ask for feedback from customers. We also monitor studies being done at Ohio State and other universities. We also test the products ourselves when we can.

References

Don Krock - Cleveland Metroparks Zoo - (216) 635 3345 or Mike Skerritt (216) 761 0419