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  • DIY Programs

    Do It Yourself Products In 2008 (14 years after we entered this industry), we developed our own product line.  It took two years of diligent testing and research to perfect our own brand of all natural, safe fertilizers. In 2014, Omaha Organics expanded its product offerings by becoming a Pure Elements dealer/distributor, and in 2015 we expanded and became a Calcium Products Inc. dealer/distributor.  […]

  • Earth Day logo
    January 5, 2017

    Earth Day Omaha 2017 Earth Day Omaha is April 22, 2017 at Elmwood Park. Come Join Omaha Organics at our Earth Day booth. The free event features exhibit booths, children’s activities, demonstrations and short speaker sessions, plus live music from top local bands and food from area vendors. All activities are designed to educate and inspire attendees to live green and healthy at home and […]

  • Emerald Ash Borer EAB
    June 8, 2016

    Emerald Ash Borer After years of warning, the Emerald Ash Borer beetle, or EAB for short, has been officially reported here in Omaha, Nebraska. Unfortunately, this unwelcome guest will start killing the 44 million ash trees in the Omaha and surrounding communities, as it has done in other communities in the Midwest.  Here are some facts about the Emerald Ash Borer, so that you can protect your beloved trees in […]

  • Yellow Woodsorrel
    May 23, 2016

    Yellow Woodsorrel Our last post talked about the clover-like Black Medic weed and how to take care of it. This time, we’d like to talk about another clover-like weed that may be giving you more headaches than good luck.] Yellow Woodsorrel (also known as pickle plant, sour grass, or lemon clover) is an opportunistic weed that starts showing up after spring problems like insects […]

  • Black Medic
    May 20, 2016

    Black Medic Black medic is germinating everywhere! As things heat up and you start inviting friends out to barbeque, you might be noticing this pesky clover-like weed popping up in your lawn and gardens. It’s around this time that black medic—sometimes called yellow trefoil, nonesuch, or hop clover—starts becoming a problem in certain lawns and gardens. It’s usually an annual but sometimes can stick around for […]

  • Alfalfa vs. Alfalfa vs Alfalfa
    May 15, 2016

    Why is our Alfalfa Fertilizer better? Not all alfalfa fertilizer products are created equal. It can be difficult to compare the quality of alfalfa turf products because straight alfalfa meal varies widely. Over the years, we tested many products including straight alfalfa. The results were subpar. That’s why it took three years to find the right formulation that would give us the results we […]

  • Ted and Wally's
    March 30, 2016

    Ted and Wally’s Ice Cream Supports Omaha Organics with Spring Flavors Think green, go green and be green in 2016 by eating ice cream, and supporting two local businesses! During the month of April, buy any quart sized flavor of ice cream at Ted and Wally’s and 100 percent of the proceeds will go toward Omaha Organic’s turf fertilizer research projects. Be sure to […]

  • Creeping Charlie
    September 5, 2015

    Creeping Charlie Let’s talk about Creeping Charlie, a weed that might be plaguing your yard. Creeping Charlie is a plant that may also be known as creeping Jenny, gill-on-the-ground, and ground ivy. Cultivated versions of this plant have been used for hanging basket decorations. Creeping Charlie has bright green oval-shaped leaves with scalloped edges. These leaves are about ¾ to 1 inch wide but […]

  • Sharp lawn mower blade
    June 24, 2015

    Keep Your Mower Blades Sharp So, you’ve got the perfect lawnmower. Push mower or riding, your choice, but either way it’s yours and you love using it, hopefully. You think it’s perfect. Yet there may be a simple step in lawn and lawnmower care that you’re forgetting that has a drastic effect on your lawn: keeping your mower blades sharp. Dull Blades vs. Sharp […]

  • Birds and the bees
    May 10, 2015

    Birds and the Bees Did you know that the birds and the bees are both on the decline? Bees Pollen on a honey bee Many people are aware of the so-called Colony Collapse Disorder, but a researcher at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada has found a probable suspect in the declining honey bee population. Bee populations have been falling by 30% to 40% […]

  • Pesticide Myths
    April 27, 2015

    Pesticide Myths Spring is here and part of many people’s regimen for taking care of their garden and lawn might include pesticides. Now seems like the perfect time to dispel some of the pesticide myths to keep your lawn, pets, and family safe. Pesticide Myth #1: Pesticides are carefully tested before being sold. You would expect a product to be tested for safety before […]

  • Lawn History
    April 8, 2015

    Lawn History A little lawn history? Did you know that the word “lawn” comes from a Celtic word Llan or Luan meaning an enclosed piece of land? Lawns, as we have come to know them, most likely had their beginnings as grassy areas kept separate from crop fields. These enclosed pastures were used as grazing areas for livestock. In Europe, during the 1500’s, large […]

  • Pesticide Pollution
    April 2, 2015

    Pesticide Pollution Recently we witnessed another lawn company applying a synthetic pre emergent fertilizer to a residential property, and leave without cleaning the sidewalks. The problem here is that the excess fertilizer will wash into neighbors yards, or into the street during the next rain and then can pollute waterways. There was a time when pesticides were a staple for a healthy, pest-free lawn. […]

  • Composting Pile
    March 31, 2015

    What Is Composting? We’ve talked before about the value of organic matter in your lawn or garden’s soil. A key way to add organic matter to your lawn or garden is by composting. Composting can be an inexpensive way to help your lawn, but there is a science to it beyond saving your leftover food scraps in a compost pile. Compost is a natural mixture comprised […]

  • NPK Fertilizer
    March 20, 2015

    NPK, What’s In The Fertilizer Bag? Choosing the proper fertilizer is an important step in taking care of your lawn. Each fertilizer bag comes with a label, and each fertilizer label has an important series of numbers called the NPK. Knowing how to read a fertilizer label is the key to picking the correct fertilizer. The three numbers you see on a fertilizer label […]

  • Crabgrass
    March 19, 2015

    What is Crabgrass? Crabgrass has an annual life cycle, which means any crabgrass present in lawns last year is dead, and the only way for crabgrass to appear this year is by seeds germinating into new plants. Crabgrass seed will start to germinate when soil temperatures get close to 55 degrees F and stay there for several consecutive days. Crabgrass likes full sun, thinner […]

  • Field of Dandelions
    March 18, 2015

    Dandelions When it comes to weeds, possibly nothing is as well-known or pesky as the dandelion. Also known as swine snout, cankerwort, clockflower, wild endive and puff ball, these stubborn plants have been sprouting up year after year for over a thousand years. They have been written about in songs and poetry and hailed as a miracle medicinal plant in many cultures. Not only are […]

  • White Clover close up
    March 17, 2015

    Clover In Lawns Is white clover in your lawn bad? The secret to having a great lawn without chemicals is clover. For the past 50 years, clover has been considered a noxious lawn weed, but before that it was an important component in lawns and for good reason. Thousands of biological, chemical and physical elements above and below ground make up the particular ecosystem […]

  • Liquid vs. Granular
    March 4, 2015

    Liquid Organic vs. Granular Organic What’s the difference? What’s better? What should I use? These are common questions, and they are good ones, as every fertilizer technician, lawn company, and industry professional or expert has a different opinion and preference. The debate can be overwhelming. The reason to use one type over the other can be based on cost, storage, equipment, or results. We’d […]

  • Organic Matter
    February 11, 2015

    Organic Matter One of the most important keys to a healthy lawn is the soil, and organic matter is especially important for good soil. It’s not just dirt…soil is a living, dynamic ecosystem. Healthy soil is filled with organisms that perform many vital functions including converting dead and decaying matter as well as minerals to plant nutrients. Different soil organisms feed on different organic […]

  • Earth Day Omaha 2015
    February 2, 2015

    Earth Day Omaha 2015 Earth Day Omaha will be held at Elmwood Park located at 802 S. 60th Street on Saturday, April 18, 2015.  This year will mark the 25th Annual Earth Day Omaha Event for the Omaha area.  Please visit Omaha Organics Lawn Care and learn all about safe, natural and earth friendly products for your soil at our Earth Day booth.  This free event features ecological minded […]

  • Ag Grade Fertilizer vs. horticultural Grade Fertilizer
    January 30, 2015

    Ag Grade vs. Horticultural Grade Fertilizer Did you know that there are differences between Ag grade fertilizers and horticultural grade fertilizers? The first difference is obvious when the Size Guide Number (SGN) of the fertilizer prill is studied. Agricultural grade fertilizers are coarser or larger with SGN’s ranging between 240 and 300. Horticultural grade fertilizers, those intended for use on turf and in gardens, […]

  • Dormant grass in winter
    January 21, 2015

    Winter Watering It may seem like taking care of your lawn is a summer activity, but there are things you should do to keep your lawn healthy even when it seems lifeless over the winter. Winter can be extremely dry, causing plants to suffer from dehydration the same way they can in a summer drought. Winter watering is an important way to make sure […]

  • UNL Natural Resources & Life Sciences
    January 16, 2015

    UNL Natural Resources Omaha Organics will be participating in the Natural Resources and Life Sciences Career Information Day at the University of Nebraska Lincoln’s School of Natural Resources. The School of Natural Resources vision is to be an international leader in natural resources education, research, and outreach…a perfect match for Omaha Organics. Although use of natural products for lawn care is growing, we find […]

  • Lawn Referral Program
    January 15, 2015

    Referral Program Spread the word, and earn a reward with Omaha Organics Referral Program! Our best advertisement is your yard and your voice. We depend on satisfied customers to spread the word to their neighbors, co-workers, family and friends. And when you do, we want to reward and thank you! We offer a $20 referral credit to your account when you refer a new […]

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