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Back 2 Nature Organic Lawn and Shrub Care

Phil Ellis Phone: 603-666-7082

Owner/Operator Fax:

P.O. Box 6573 Website:

Manchester NH 03108 Email: back2naturepropertycare@msn.com

Service Categories: structural commercial school

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We are a totally organic lawn and shrub care service. Pesticides are banned from our inventory/service.

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

IPM as so many of the large chemical companies call it means spray spray spray without seeking alternatives--we educate our customers--if they want "the perfect lawn" we either conver or have to drop them.

Is pest management performed on a specific schedule?

No pest management available.

How are pest problems identified?

Our monitoring system is done a per call/visit basis. Back 2 Nature realizes what pests are prevalent at given times of the season and we do our best to deal with them then.

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

Use organic crabgrass/weed control and milky spore grub control, along with proper cultural practices.

Do you use biological controls?

Btt (Bacillus Thuringiensis).

Do you use borates?

No.

Do you use synthetic chemicals?

No.

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

None.

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

None.

Does your company perform habitat modification?

On a bad crabgrass year we will apply a fall follow-up corn gluten treatment.

Do you use any physical or mechanical controls?

We do hand weeding of lawns and planting beds, also yearly overseeding program.

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

Blue seal and Lesco organic 100% chicken bone/waste products, occassionally fish byproducts for shrub fertilization.

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

termites N/A

cockroaches N/A

fleas N/A

carpenter ants N/A

fire ants N/A

ants (indoor) N/A

crabgrass corn gluten.

dandelions corn gluten or manual removal.

other grubs- milky spore.

How do you evaluate effectiveness of your pest management

Our effectiveness is acceptable amongst educated customers who believe that safe lawns that aren't necessarily perfect are worth the trade-off.

References

Brodsky estate, 52 Shady Lane, Manchester NH 03104. Mark Silverstein, 275 Stelmer DR, Manchester NH 03104.