ORGANIC … Lawns –P1

Drink the organic milk, have the organic salad, and now wear your organic T-shirt and mow your organic lawn…

For lawns, “going organic” means getting grass and soil healthy enough to crowd out weeds and pests without pesticides (A herbicide is a pesticide targeting plants; an insecticide kills insects). Organic movement advocates believe pesticides are brought into houses and left in carpets via shoe soles and pet feet. Last year, researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health found that individuals reporting exposure to pesticides had a 70% higher incidence of Parkinson’s disease than those not reporting exposure. Similar conclusion can be found in a Mayo Clinic report last year.

Can’t wait for dumping the pesticides? Make sure you want to pay for the higher price. The organic solutions are typically twice as expensive as the traditional lawn cares. And what’s even worse, you have to live with a few weeds on your lawn. Chemical pesticide is still the best to get rid of weeds. Natural corn-gluten herbicide are not as effective.

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