“We now know that many plants can settle their own territorial disputes, adjust the pH of the soil, commission their own fertilizer, and order up pesticides when they need them—in other words, the plants are duplicating gardeners’ efforts more effectively and at a lower cost.”
Author, Grow the Good Life
Public and private parks work with Merlin Organics to establish stewardship programs that create safer and healthier environments for park patrons by eliminating harmful chemicals and runoff.
Parks groundskeeping teams also realize benefits in reduced erosion and water use; healthier turf, plants, and trees; and lower costs of maintenance.
Merlin Organics works in close partnership with parks management to develop and implement closed-loop, bio-optimized nutrient cycling land care systems — our Living Landscape Systems™.
Most programs for parks involve our four-phase process that includes analyzing existing soil and plant conditions, designing a program to restore and maintain soil and plant health, implementation that includes training park staff to manage the program on an ongoing basis, and finally, ongoing monitoring and assessment to ensure the program stays on track and continues to improve conditions.
Once implemented, our programs eliminate nitrate leaching, conserve water, improve carbon sequestering, reduce fossil fuel consumption, foster quicker post-event turf recovery, and reduce total costs of maintenance. All synthetic, salts-based and water-soluble nutrient additives, which are destructive to ecosystems, are eliminated and replaced with a 100% organic, Living Landscape System — a system that is fine-tuned to the specific plants, location, climate and traffic conditions of the areas under management.