A better way to achieve a healthy lawn

For many homeowners, having a thick, dark green, weed-free lawn is the ultimate goal. Unfortunately, this goal can come with consequences to our rivers and lakes, estuaries, and Long Island Sound. The fertilizers and pesticides used to obtain these green lawns eventually make their way into these water bodies and can negatively impact both water […]

Local Towns Explore Natural Turf Management

By Michael Souza The Mystic River Press • 4/21/2015 STONINGTON — It’s time for a new way of thinking when it comes to taking care of turf. For years, amateurs and professionals alike have relied on chemical fertilizers and herbicides to get that thick green grass that makes them the pride of the neighborhood. However, […]

CUSH to host workshop on natural lawn and turf care

The New London Day 4/30/2014 Stonington – CUSH (Clean Up Sound and Harbors) will host a free workshop about natural lawn and turf care to keep play areas safe from 7 to 8:30 p.m. May 14 at Stonington High School. National expert Chip Osborne will talk about creating healthy soils, growing lush grass free off […]

Workshops offer tips on organic lawn care, gardening

The New London Day 4/30/2013 Stonington – As part of its “Sound Friendly Gardening” program, CUSH, Clean Up Sound and Harbors, is bringing Charles “Chip” Osborne to Stonington to conduct a third round of workshops on May 14 on transitioning from chemical gardening products to natural lawn and turf management. Admission is free. The workshop schedule […]

Lawn programs to be offered in Stonington, Groton

The New London Day 1/21/2013 Stonington – Want to keep your grass green while being environmentally sensitive? On Feb. 7 and 8, Clean Up Sound and Harbors will sponsor four natural lawn and turf management workshops that are free and open to the public. The workshops will be conducted by Charles Osborne of Osborne Organics, LC. […]

Sound Friendly Yards green in more ways than one

By Judy BensonThe New London Day • 4/30/2012 Liz White describes the landscaping surrounding her year-old waterfront home on Masons Island as “a work in progress,” from the wooded edge to the rock garden, from the native grasses and shrubs buffering the shoreline to the organically treated lawn and pesticide-free ornamental trees. Specifically, the task she’s […]

Stonington athletic field troubles to be aired

By Joe WojtasThe New London Day • 4/2/2012 Stonington – The task force charged with recommending how the town should improve and expand the overused athletic field complex behind the high school will hold a public forum tonight to get input from residents before making a recommendation to the Board of Selectmen. The forum comes as some […]