Organic Bob Lawn Care

Organic Bob provides REAL organic lawn care – that means a lot more than just NOT using chemicals on your lawn – it means changing your soil to favor what you want to grow there so it WANTS to grow there and other things don’t.

Our Formula

Fertilizer – We use only certified organic fertilizers and only 2 applications per year.

Top Dressing – Because most lawns are depleted of organic matter, we apply a thin layer of quality organic matter over existing grass. This provides food and habitat for beneficial soil microbes.

Over-seeding – We use a proprietary blend of low maintenance grass seed.

Aerated Compost Tea (ACT) is a concentrated solution of beneficial aerobic soil microorganisms. Regular applications of ACT keeps soil healthy, which in turn, suppresses diseases, improves soil water capacity, fertility, and air/oxygen capacity of soil. Weeds are a symptom of a deeper soil problem. Increased microbial activity will solve most weed causing soil problems. Weeds slowly fade away.

  • Benefits of ACT
  • Improved water availability and plant hydration
  • Relieves compaction
  • Increases nutrients in the soil
  • Improves plants nutrient uptake
  • Increases plant vigor and disease resistance.

Meet Our Team

Hi! I’m Bob Dahm, founder of Organic Bob, LLC. This is my story of how I came to be in the organic lawn care business. Growing up as the son of a farmer and a school teacher/soil conservation activist I learned early to respect and care for the land. A few years later I watched my dad and grandfather and many of their farmer buddies die of cancer. The prostate cancer rate for my home county was many times the national average. The culprit, in my humble opinion, was the toxic agricultural chemicals. I knew there had to be a better way.

In 1986, as grounds manager for a children’s psychiatric hospital, I had a problem. What do I use on the children’s playground lawn that was in terrible shape due to my refusal to expose children to toxic chemicals? I began to use organic products and methods to care for the lawn. After 3 years and a lot of work, the playground looked better than the rest of the grounds we were treating with conventional chemicals.

I had unlocked the secret to effective organic lawn care. Staff hired me to do their lawns and my side business grew. In 2002, I quit my job and went into organic lawn care full time.

Randy describes himself as a born-again organic gardener who converted before it was cool. Prior to 1996 he had no interest in plants at all. Then, for their 4th wedding anniversary Randy and his wife, Sarah, exchanged books (it’s the “books” anniversary, after all).

For some reason Randy asked for, “Step by Step to Organic Gardening” by Shep Ogden. It was as if the scales fell from his eyes and he suddenly saw that organic gardening is a game of system management.

Within a few weeks he had dug up the back yard and, encouraged by a good measure of beginner’s luck (things, after all, want to live), he was hooked. In 2006, Randy’s mother died from breast cancer attributed to golf course lawn chemicals.

Since then he has expanded his educational horizons by reading lots of books, completing his Permaculture Design Certificate in 2009, and traveling to Los Angles, California for an intensive soil biology training course provided by Soil Food Web, Inc. in 2011. Randy is now a partner at Organic Bob, a lawn care, renovation and replacement service, with customers all over the twin cities. Life is good!

Creating Beautiful Spaces

Relax, read a book, and let us at Organic Bob, with our unique expertise, on-going research and partnerships with world-class scientists, go to work on your home turf.