80 million pounds of Pesticides and 70 million pounds of chemical fertilzers will be applied to 21 million acres of residential lawns in the US in 2013. These are the same lawns are kid’s play in our dogs roll around on and which we spend countless hours tending.
Consider these few organic lawn care facts
A 50-foot by 50-foot organic lawn produces enough oxygen for a family of four.
Organic lawns cool the atmosphere. Eight healthy lawns have the cooling effect of 70 tons of air conditioning, which is enough for 16 average homes.
Lawns convert carbon
Prince William County announced Monday that mosquitoes tested positive for the West Nile Virus in Woodbridge. And Fairfax County officials said they found four groups of mosquitoes that also tested positive. Maryland officials have not yet started testing mosquitoes.
The reduction of the mosquito population is the key to protecting your
Use this list of items and activities that attract mosquitoes as a list of things to avoid or that can be used as bait to lure mosquitoes away from you. Then use Nuleaf’s proprietary organic mosquito control program to take back your outdoors from those pesky little critters.
FIVE SIMPLE REASONS TO GO ORGANIC
1. CUSTOMERS LOVE ORGANIC
Sales of organic lawn and garden products increased by 64% between 2002 and 2006 and are expected to grow 12% to 14% for the next three years.
2. ORGANICS IS LESS EXPENSIVE
Synthetics are made from petroleum, so they increase our dependence
I can not remembered a winter this mild in Washington DC. Daffodils are blooming, tulips are ready to pop, and I smashed a mosquito on neck yesterday. No, really I did!! These temperatures are pushing us in to the Spring season sooner then normal and we have to react accordingly.
Chemical fertilizers provide an “empty” type of food directly to the lawn. This is like the empty calories we get from eating pure refined sugar. Synthetic fertilizers do not contain organic material or bio-stimulants which feed soil microbes building the soil food web providing full service to the plants. TheyRead More
Did you know, as of 2011…
In Canada, over 130 communities and two entire provinces have passed laws severely restricting pesticide use, so homeowners and city park services are going organic.
In the U.S., a number of cities and towns have restricted the use of pesticides on school grounds or