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Get a Really Green Lawn

I read an interesting article about the use of chemicals on our lawns.  Here are a few highlights from – "Refuse to Use ChemLawn, Be Truly Green."

TruGreen ChemLawn is the number one lawn care provider in the United States, servicing more than 3.5 million households. An analysis of the products TruGreen ChemLawn offers on their customer receipt shows that:

  • 17 of 32 (53%) of TruGreen ChemLawn’s pesticide products include ingredients that are likely carcinogens, as defined by the EPA and the International Agency for Research on Cancer.
  • All 32 of TruGreen ChemLawn’s pesticide products include ingredients that pose threats to the environment, including: threats to water supplies, aquatic organisms, and non-targeted insects.
  • 13 of 32 (41%) of TruGreen ChemLawn’s pesticide products include ingredients that are banned or restricted in other countries.

This site offers instructions for growing a great lawn using alternatives to pesticides and provides quite a bit of other useful information. Check them out here. Also visit Organic Consumers Association.

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