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The National Academy of Science estimates that one in seven adults are made ill by exposure to lawn chemicals.
Pediatricians are unanimous in their concern about childhood exposures to these same weed killers, insecticides, fungicides and fertilizers which have been shown to lead to myriad cancers, developmental disorders and health related issues.
You may find yourself here wondering, why should I go organic? Why should I switch to something that may be more expensive, and may not give me the same results? We believe one can achieve a healthy green, envy-worthy lawn using organic practices and products. While it is true it may be more expensive in the short term than your conventional 4 step program or lawn care service, over time it will offer savings in less water, less mowing and less fertilizer needs. We also believe the results and peace of mind are worth the price. While organic lawn care programs may not be for everyone, if you have children and pets that use your lawn regularly, there are numerous reputable sources that recommended to reduce or eliminate the use of toxic pesticides. Current environmental issues also point to excessive fertilizer use as a leading cause of environmental pollution in our lakes and streams. Reluctant adopters can gradually reduce their chemical usage over time while taking steps to improve soil conditions and promote the health of the natural ecosystem.
1. Organic lawn care doesn't utilize toxic substances.
Lawn care chemicals have long been linked to reductions in populations of birds and beneficial insects such as bees, which are required to pollinate our food crops. Studies from Perdue University and elsewhere have linked lawn chemicals to cancers in our dogs and cats.
2. Organic lawn care utilizes natural substances that are not harmful to animals.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of the United States Government estimates that only 35% of the synthetic fertilizer that we apply to our lawns ever makes it to the grass. The other 65% runs off into our lakes, rivers, streams and oceans, or seeps into our wells and ground water, or volatilizes into the air we breathe.
Even worse, the EPA estimates that only 2% of weed killers, insecticides and fungicides used in chemical lawn care ever make it to the weeds, pests or diseases. That means that 98% of those poisons go somewhere else; into our bodies, our pets bodies, up into the air or in to the ground water.
3. With organic lawn care lawns stay greener, longer
Organic lawn care creates a sponge like atmosphere in the soil allowing the lawn to hold on to the water and nutrients that make green grass possible. This shows up especially well during dry periods of little or no rain.
4. Organic lawns are still lush no matter what Mother Nature offers for moisture.
Synthetic fertilizers are derived from fossil fuels with the equivalent of 3 gallons of gasoline required in the manufacturing of every 40lb bag of synthetic lawn fertilizer. Synthetic fertilizers also encourage rapid, uneven growth of grass which requires frequent mowing and watering.
Did you know that the average gasoline powered lawn mower is up to 35 times more polluting than the average automobile, or that Americans use almost as much fuel to pump water on to the lawns as they do to mow the lawns?
Lawn care in this country now accounts for about 2% of our fossil fuel consumption and 10% of our air pollution.
5. Organic lawn care can reduce that amount of fossil fuel consumption and air pollution by up to 75%.
The average chemically fertilized lawn is mowed 26 times each year, with tens of thousands of gallons of water applied during the growing season.
6. Organic lawns can be mowed and watered, on average, only half as much.
Chemically treated lawns require more and more chemical fertilizer each year to maintain the same appearance.
7. Organic lawns save you money and time due to fewer requirements for mowing, watering and fertilizing.
Chemically treated lawns require more fertilizer, pesticide applications for pests, and increased maintenance. Organic lawns are partially or fully sustainable, requiring minimal watering, mowing and fertilizing once established.