Rochester NY Organic Lawn Care

Residential Organic Lawn Services

Organic Lawn Care

A portion of the proceeds of all organic fertilization programs will be donated to Galisano Childrens Hospital to help fight childhood cancer!


Service You Can Trust

A Commitment to Integrity
We take this commitment seriously. When you hire Callahans to care for your property you expect results and professionalism and with our organic program we won’t let you down. The products we use to deliver those results are different than your average lawn care service.

Callahans is Organic because organic is the best way to grow grass!

With a Callahans Program You Can Be Sure That:

·         We will only use products that are acceptable under the strictest organic standards.

·         We will NEVER use products derived from human or animal waste.

·         Communication and education is key. We promise to keep you well informed about the things you can do to get the most out of your organic lawn

Organic Lawn Care Programs

The key to implementing a successful organic lawn care program is consistency. Callahans offers a patent pending six step program that is customized to your lawn. Based on your lawns needs you can select one of our three standard programs to help your lawn reach its full genetic potential without the use of chemicals.

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Silver Program

A six step, liquid based organic lawn care program that will not only feed your turf but convert your soil into an environment rich with organic matter and biological activity.


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Gold Program

Because we believe aeration is such an important part of having a successful organic lawn we simply add this service to the program. Your aeration will be performed in the late summer or fall and is a great time to over seed.


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Platinum Program

When converting from a chemical approach or starting a lawn care program for the first time we strongly suggest you start here. The Eco Yard Organic Platinum Program is an all-inclusive premiere program that is golf course and professional sports field quality. It includes the Gold Program plus an additional Spring Aeration. We truly believe this program is the best in the professional lawn care industry today!

About Us

All of our products and programs are based on improving soil biology to create a suitable and effective growing environment for turf. Based on the science behind larger scale organic agriculture the Bee Safe Organic Lawn Management Program is a patent pending turf care system that will create a beautiful lawn without the use of traditional and potentially dangerous lawn care methods.

Is It Really Organic?

Over the years organic and natural lawn care programs have received a bad rap. Critics have cited limited effectiveness as the primary impediment to mainstream acceptance. By and large the problem with organic and natural lawn care products to date has been that they did not address soil biology.

The Bee Safe organic lawn care program address soil biology as a primary means of success as opposed to simply applying varying amounts of water-soluble nitrogen over the course of the year. We believe that successful organic plant management begins and ends with soil biology! In order for turf to thrive in the face of environmental extremes the soil profile supporting that turf must contain a diverse population of beneficial soil microorganisms.

These microscopic wonders are natures life support system. They improve nutrient availability, enhance nutrient absorption, reduce the incidence of nutrient leaching, stimulate healthy plant growth, improve the soil structure and provide plants with increased resistance to environmental extremes such as drought, heat, cold and foot traffic.

You will find that our program is different than that of any other service in the business. Our philosophy is that proper and sufficient plant nutrition and resistance to weeds, insects and diseases exists when a healthy soil food web is purposely created.

The Bee Safe Organic Lawn Management Program feeds the soil through the introduction of select beneficial microbial species allowing them to facilitate the natural processes inherent to healthy plant growth. We blend a diverse array of beneficial soil microorganisms with natural plant extracts and organic nutrients to create microbial systems. These natural systems simultaneously feed the soil and the plant, which allows plants to grow to their full genetic potential.

Why Bee Safe Organic Products?

Quality
Our commitment to you is primarily about creating a healthy, thick and weed free lawn. We are a results driven business and know that you expect the best.

Expertise and Courtesy
When you hire Callahans to care for your property you can be assured that you will be treated courteously at all times. All of our staff are highly trained through a vigorous educational process and understand that without you, the customer, we wouldnt be here.

Truly Organic Products
The lawn care industry is changing. Because of increased awareness around the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides as they relate to health and the environment many consumers want a safe option. The Bee Safe product line is designed with this in mind and we have effectively eliminated synthetic fertilizers and dangerous pesticides from our use. All of our products are based on improving soil biology thus allowing turf to reach its full genetic potential.

Service You Can Trust

A Commitment to Integrity
We take this commitment seriously. When you hire Callahans to care for your property you expect results and professionalism and with Bee Safe products you can be sure we won’t let you down. But the products we use to deliver those results are different than your average lawn care service.

With a Bee Safe Program You Can Be Sure That:

  • We will only use products that are acceptable under the strictest organic standards.
  • We will NEVER use products derived from human or animal waste.
  • Communication and education is key. We promise to keep you well informed about the things you can do to get the most out of your organic lawn.

Our Secret Weapon

The goal of organic lawn care is to stimulate the biological activity in the soil. Our products feed the soil through the introduction of select beneficial microbial species allowing them to facilitate the natural processes inherent to healthy plant growth.

After many years of research and development and countless hours in the laboratory we have created an active solution of multiple strains of soil improving microbes. Diverse consortiums of bacteria and fungi will not only stimulate the indigenous species of microbes in the soil but we have also proven that applying this active microbial solution will increase biological activity in the soil 100 fold. When we combine this formula with our natural sources of plant nutrition and bio-stimulants, your lawn will reach its full genetic potentialWITHOUT THE USE OF CHEMICALS.

What about Weeds and Crabgrass

Just because its organic doesnt mean we ignore weeds and crabgrass. We will consistently apply natural weed and crabgrass controls over the course of the season. By using liquid corn gluten we can offer as good of control of certain weeds and crabgrass.

It is important to keep in mind that complete eradication of weeds is almost impossible even with a potent chemical arsenal. The best way to deal with weeds and crabgrass is to follow a proper routine in terms of cultural practices. Always mow to the appropriate height for the season.

Finally, whats wrong with a little tolerance?

ORGANIC PROGRAM Information

ROUND 1 SPRING

KELP Synergizes with LIQUID GROWTH ACTIVATOR PRO
KELP (0 0 – .5) Bio-stimulant

  • Contains kelp, amino acids, vitamins, alginates & micronutrients
  • Increases root mass and development, promotes rapid establishment and accelerates nutrient and water absorption
  • Provides plant with increased tolerance to environmental extremes
  • Enhances plant growth and development, stimulates cell division
  • Accelerates seed germination and increases percentage germinated
  • Stimulates chlorophyll production, enhances and intensifies coloration
  • Facilitates nutrient absorption and allows for efficient nutrient translocation within plant tissue, contains vitamins and amino acids critical for plant growth and metabolism
  • Provides essential micro-nutrients necessary for the production of catalytic enzymes which control all metabolic functions. The micro-nutrients contained in Eco-Grow are chelated making them readily available to plants

LIQUID GROWTH ACTIVATOR PRO 
Biologically Diverse Microbial System

  • Contains 60 strains of beneficial soil microorganisms (Bacillus, Paenibacillus, Pseudomonas, Streptomyces, Trichoderma, Saccharomyces)
  • Also contains microbial nutrients to promote growth and proliferation of beneficial species in rhizosphere (humates, sugars, amino acids, vitamins)
  • Provide the following benefits: creates the ideal soil environment to promote healthy growth, provides increased resistance to environmental stress (heat, cold, drought), minimizes nutrient leaching, aids in nutrient cycling, facilitates nutrient absorption, improves soil structure, solubilizes nutrients and minerals (including phosphorous) for plant availability, promotes nitrogen fixation, enhances seed germination and viability of emerging seedling, stimulates root growth and formation, increase the photosynthetic capacity of the plant, naturally accelerates cell division, increases soil buffering properties and stimulates production of plant essential enzymes.

ROUND 2 MID/LATE SPRING

Kelp Synergizes with 7-0-2
Kelp (0 0 – .5) Bio-stimulant

  • Contains kelp, amino acids, vitamins, alginates & micronutrients
  • Increases root mass and development, promotes rapid establishment and accelerates nutrient and water absorption
  • Provides plant with increased tolerance to environmental extremes
  • Enhances plant growth and development, stimulates cell division
  • Accelerates seed germination and increases percentage germinated
  • Stimulates chlorophyll production, enhances and intensifies coloration
  • Facilitates nutrient absorption and allows for efficient nutrient translocation within plant tissue, contains vitamins and amino acids critical for plant growth and metabolism
  • Provides essential micro-nutrients necessary for the production of catalytic enzymes which control all metabolic functions. The micro-nutrients contained in Eco-Grow are chelated making them readily available to plants

7 0 2 Biologically Enhanced Liquid Fertilizer

  • Contains a blend of protein hydrolysates, kelp, molasses, humic acid and 39 strains of beneficial soil microorganisms from the following genera (Bacillus, Paenibacillus)
  • Protein hydrolysates (amino acids) are low molecular weight molecules, which are rapidly & efficiently absorbed by grass plant. Ideal for satiating the short term N requirements of turf (rapid response)
  • The microbial species will convert soil elements and nutrients (including phosphorous) into plant available forms, promote nutrient cycling, fix nitrogen, improve soil structure, provide increased resistance to environmental extremes, reduce the incidence of nutrient leaching and enhance plant growth

Round 3 Early/Mid-Summer

Kelp Synergizes with Organic Bio Science Powder
Kelp (0 0 – .5) Bio-stimulant

  • Contains kelp, amino acids, vitamins, alginates & micronutrients
  • Increases root mass and development, promotes rapid establishment and accelerates nutrient and water absorption
  • Provides plant with increased tolerance to environmental extremes
  • Enhances plant growth and development, stimulates cell division
  • Accelerates seed germination and increases percentage germinated
  • Stimulates chlorophyll production, enhances and intensifies coloration
  • Facilitates nutrient absorption and allows for efficient nutrient translocation within plant tissue, contains vitamins and amino acids critical for plant growth and metabolism
  • Provides essential micro-nutrients necessary for the production of catalytic enzymes which control all metabolic functions. The micro-nutrients contained in Eco-Grow are chelated making them readily available to plants.

Organic Bio Science Powder (0 0 5) 
Biologically Diverse Microbial System and Plant Nutrients

  • Contains 60 strains of beneficial soil microorganisms (Bacillus, Paenibacillus, Pseudomonas, Streptomyces, Trichoderma, Saccharomyces)
  • Also contains 5 % potassium, 2.0 % water soluble iron, 1.8 % sulfur, 0.25 % manganese, & microbial nutrients
  • Potassium enhances turf vigor, iron & manganese provide greening effect.ideal for summer stress / dormancy period
  • Microbial component provides the following benefits: creates the ideal soil environment to promote healthy growth, provides increased resistance to environmental stress (heat, cold, drought, disease), minimizes nutrient leaching, aids in nutrient cycling, facilitates nutrient absorption, improves soil structure, solubilizes nutrients and minerals (including phosphorous) for plant availability, promotes nitrogen fixation, enhances seed germination and viability of emerging seedling, stimulates root growth and formation, increase the photosynthetic capacity of the plant, naturally accelerates cell division, increases soil buffering properties and stimulates production of plant essential enzymes.

Round 4 Mid/Late Summer

7-0-2 Synergizes with Organic Bio Science Powder
7 0 2 Biologically Enhanced Liquid Fertilizer

  • Contains a blend of protein hydrolysates, kelp, molasses, humic acid and 39 strains of beneficial soil microorganisms from the following genera (Bacillus, Paenibacillus)
  • Protein hydrolysates (amino acids) are low molecular weight molecules, which are rapidly & efficiently absorbed by grass plant. Ideal for satiating the short term N requirements of turf (rapid response)
  • The microbial species will convert soil elements and nutrients (including phosphorous) into plant available forms, promote nutrient cycling, fix nitrogen, improve soil structure, provide increased resistance to environmental extremes, reduce the incidence of nutrient leaching and enhance plant growth

Organic Bio Science Powder (0 0 5) 
Biologically Diverse Microbial System and Plant Nutrients

  • Contains 60 strains of beneficial soil microorganisms (Bacillus, Paenibacillus, Pseudomonas, Streptomyces, Trichoderma, Saccharomyces)
  • Also contains 5 % potassium, 2.0 % water soluble iron, 1.8 % sulfur, 0.25 % manganese, & microbial nutrients
  • Potassium enhances turf vigor, iron & manganese provide greening effect.ideal for summer stress / dormancy period
  • Microbial component provides the following benefits: creates the ideal soil environment to promote healthy growth, provides increased resistance to environmental stress (heat, cold, drought, disease), minimizes nutrient leaching, aids in nutrient cycling, facilitates nutrient absorption, improves soil structure, solubilizes nutrients and minerals (including phosphorous) for plant availability, promotes nitrogen fixation, enhances seed germination and viability of emerging seedling, stimulates root growth and formation, increase the photosynthetic capacity of the plant, naturally accelerates cell division, increases soil buffering properties and stimulates production of plant essential enzymes.

Round 5 Fall

7 0 2 
Biologically Enhanced Liquid Fertilizer

  • Contains a blend of protein hydrolysates, kelp, molasses, humic acid and 39 strains of beneficial soil microorganisms from the following genera (Bacillus, Paenibacillus)
  • Protein hydrolysates (amino acids) are low molecular weight molecules, which are rapidly & efficiently absorbed by grass plant. Ideal for satiating the short term N requirements of turf (rapid response)
  • The microbial species will convert soil elements and nutrients (including phosphorous) into plant available forms, promote nutrient cycling, fix nitrogen, improve soil structure, provide increased resistance to environmental extremes, reduce the incidence of nutrient leaching and enhance plant growth

Round 6 Late Fall

Winter Protect 3 0 0 
Soil Conditioner and Nitrogen Source

  • Contains Humic Acid & Protein Hydrolysates
  • Buffers soil so as to resist pH fluctuations
  • Builds organic matter in the soil profile
  • Enhances root growth & formation
  • Promotes nutrient solubilization
Facilitates nutrient absorption, provides grass with N reserve for winter months

School District, Municipality, Day Care, and Sport Fields

School Campus, Commercial and Hospital Care

Our products are 100% organic and meet all the requirements for The Child Safe Playing Fields Act which bans the use of pesticides on school and day care center grounds.  Call now to set up an appointment with one of Callahans organic experts. We are excited to show you how we can manage your grounds and athletic fields within the confines of the new regulations for the same cost of a traditional synthetic program. Our products are currently being used on some of the most distinguished college campuses and theme parks in the United States with great results!

Callahans Lawn Care and Property Maintenance is Rochester, New Yorks first choice for organic lawn care.

Converting the care of your turf to organic is actually very simple if you apply science to the process.


We Specialize in Municipal Conversions, Athletic Fields, Estate Properties and Institutional Campuses

Please feel free to contact us to discover how the cost associated with using organic techniques are almost identical to synthetic chemical treatments. Because turf care is very “budget sensitive” especially when it comes to larger and more intensive properties we to take all the aspects of our program and separate them into individual services. An intensive program where the need for premium results outweighs budgetary concerns would include all of the services while a low budget or low maintenance program would include fewer. 

We have decades of experience in turf care and are literally on the cutting edge of science when it comes to organic practices. The ability to test and manufacture inputs based on those tests is not something you will be able to find anywhere else. Surprisingly, it is this practice and technology that allows us to keep the costs associated with going organic in line with a traditional or chemical approach. In fact, in many cases you will find that it’s actually more economical to go organic with your site. Please contact us to determine  the costs associated with maintaining the turf by using our services.

Tree and Shrub Program

Tree and Shrub programs that rely completely on the application of chemicals have actually caused more harm than good to existing ornamentals. When a plant is forced to grow much more rapidly than nature intended it to a recipe for insect and disease infestations is created. The Callahan tree and shrub program is a six step plant health care program that will protect your landscape ornamentals without the use of harsh chemical fertilizers and dangerous pesticides.

Supplemental Organic Services

Ant, Flea and Tick Control

These nuisance pests may not damage your lawn but they can be among some of the bigger pests in and around your yard. By applying seasonal and targeted applications of EPA exempt and organic control products we can help you minimize these invasions. You have our word that any product we use to control insects in your lawn has been proven to be safely used around your children and pets.

Core Aeration

Compaction is one of your lawns greatest enemies and can work against the success of your organic lawn. This is why we recommend having your lawn aerated annually. Aeration provides an avenue for water, nutrients, and oxygen to get to the root zone thus helping the soil food web to flourish.

Core Aeration with Over Seeding

There is no arguing the fact that a thick healthy lawn is the absolute best defense against weeds and crabgrass. If you have thin or bare areas in your lawn over seeding is an absolute must. After aerating your lawn we will over seed with a blend specifically designed for your property.

Grub Prevention

The ultimate goal of your organic lawn is to develop such strong plants that nuisance insects like grubs can exist in your soil but are unable to cause damage to your lawn. You may want to consider a preventative grub control treatment; however, if youve had significant issues with grubs in the past. If you just want that extra insurance for protection we can apply a grub preventative treatment that is completely acceptable under all organic standards.

Organic Mosquito Control:

Coming soon!