While the use of traditional lawn care chemicals have been commonplace for decades, the truth about negative effects are beginning to emerge and people are starting to welcome organic lawn care options. People are finally waking up!
The most important factor that should go into the decision on whether or not to practice organic lawn care should be the safety of your family and your environment. It’s no speculation that pesticides and other chemicals pose a serious health threat to pets, humans, and eco-systems. It is a proven fact. There is no reason why you should be wasting money on products that do more harm than good and it really comes down to a benefit vs. cost issue. The benefit of pesticides being short term grass stimulation, the cost could be as severe as human life.
According to the EPA, “Compared to chemical treatments, non-chemical methods are generally effective for longer periods of time. They are less likely to create hardy pest populations that develop the ability to resist pesticides. And many non-chemical pest controls can be used with fewer safeguards, because they are generally thought to pose virtually no hazards to human health or the environment.”
So, not only are traditional chemicals harmful to humans and pets, but they degrade healthy soil environments, leach into groundwater, and stunt long term plant growth. It’s time to get your grass off of the drugs and onto organic lawn care.