Everyone loves lush, green lawns.

So we do what we need to do to make them beautiful.

We apply toxic pesticides to keep threats at bay.

Chemical fertilizers to awaken growth.

Results come easy - and fast. Better yet, they look great.

But results aside, there’s nothing green about your average lawn, field, or golf course.

Toxic pesticides and chemical fertilizers are so widely used, it’s easy to forget the toll they take on nature. Chemical fertilizers feed harmful algae blooms and can contaminate our drinking water. Toxic pesticides can be harmful to children and pets.

The only alternatives, we assume, are non-chemical options – which cost twice as much for half the results.

So we keep spraying. Sometimes we wonder what these chemicals are doing to our ecosystem and our health. But few of us realize the real victim of spraying:

Soil. And the other unintended victims: Our planet. All of us.

How Soil Suffers

When we use toxic pesticides and chemical fertilizers on lawns, soil’s natural functions decline as science takes over. Over time, soil is depleted, ushering in serious problems:

• Depleted soil is unable to hold water, leading to runoff, flooding, erosion, and droughts

• Depleted soil is unable to hold carbon Soil’s inability to hold carbon is particularly frightening, because the release of carbon from the earth is a key cause of global warming.

A little science: The amount of carbon around us hasn’t changed in the last thousand years. But whereas the majority of carbon used to be in the ground, it’s now in our atmosphere and oceans. By some estimates, the world’s cultivated soil has lost between 50 and 70% of its original carbon stock.

The sobering takeaway: Chemical lawn care creates problems for our planet and for future generations.

The silver lining:  The effects of depleted soil can be reversed, simply by changing how we care for our lawns.

Take Back Tomorrow With

Branch Creek Regenerative Turf Systems™

Science says that if we change the way we grow, plants can actually pull carbon from the atmosphere and bring it back into the soil where it came from - and where it belongs.

This can be done through the Branch Creek Regenerative Turf System™.

What is regenerative turf?

Understanding it starts with a closer look at everyday growing. Today’s go-to lawn care practices feed plants but starve soil. Mother Nature intended for plants to put sugars into the soil through photosynthesis. Those sugars sustain soil’s biology. Toxic pesticides and chemical fertilizers eliminate this process, ultimately starving soil, displacing carbon, and putting our planet at risk.

So what is a regenerative turf system, and how can it help? The Branch Creek Regenerative Turf System™ focuses on rebuilding soil health. Not without chemical fertilizers or pesticides. With fewer chemicals, and safest-in-class options whenever possible.

This regenerative approach to lawn care lets soil reclaim its natural qualities while still looking great.

Beyond reversing global warming, soil that’s restored also holds more water, requiring less irrigation (ie. saving water). This results in fewer droughts and less runoff, flooding, and erosion.

[1] https://e360.yale.edu/features/soil_as_carbon_storehouse_new_weapon_in_climate_fight