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arth Kind Services, in Denton, Texas, is into
organic composting in a big way and wants
to enable homeowners to apply to topdress-
ing to their lawns that feeds the microbes in soil to
release the nutrients to their landscape.
Owner Beau Propes recently finished the
Earth Kind short course at Texas A&M and states, “I
wanted to start a local service business that would
bring a great organic alternative for landscapes.
I have 25 years in landscape management, and
for the last 11 years I owned and operated a lawn
fertilizing and shrub/tree care company.”
He uses organic, eco-friendly products and a
specialized spreader that allows topdressing lawns much better than just by wheelbarrow and raking. Propes notes, “Many people are looking at organic solutions for their land-scape. They want to feel good about what they put on their lawns that their kids and pets play on. Anyone that wants to
have a more drought-tolerant, pest and disease-
resistant lawn would enjoy our service.”
Earth Kind Services does all the hard work
and delivers mulch and Dyno-dirt, too. But their
main specialty is topdressing with organic com-
post and consulting for landscape issues. Propes
describes his service as a great value, with cost of
about $99 per 1,000 square feet. The larger the
area, the more the rate goes down. “It’s a great
value since we deliver, spread and clean up, too,”
The business is new, but as they grow
Earth Kind Services wants to offer beneficial insects, nematodes and earthworms for sale that will be shipped directly to the homeowner.
ORGANIC COMPOST / SOIL
by Charles Lewis
Before treatment. Three weeks after treatment. Six weeks after treatment.