I wanted to do one more lawn care post, only because of the similarities to Paleo-ish thinking. With the Paleo diet, you are trying to feed people the diet they are adapted to. So…the same thinking could be applied to grass.
What is the "natural diet" for grass? Well, not chemical fertilizer, sewage sludge, or soybean meal. Instead, I would say it is compost and manure.
Fertilizer focuses on getting the proper amounts of nitrogen to the grass while ignoring the other "nutritional" needs. This is just like how modern diets try to get enough calories and macronutrients in but without making the Paleo connection.
So as I said earlier, I will try feeding my lawn a "natural diet" and see how it goes.