Lawn and Garden
Most lawn and garden merchandise are products that are sold to control disease, fertilize, or kill some sort of pest (i.e. herbicide, insecticide, bactericide and fungicide). Although these products may keep the lawn green, many have been linked to environmental contaminations, degradation and disease in animals and humans.
What You Can Do to promote a “green” lawn
- Start a backyard compost
- Use natural pest deterrents and homemade remedies to treat unwanted critters http://eartheasy.com/grow_nat_pest_cntrl.htm#a
- Practice Integrated Pest Management http://www.epa.gov/opp00001/factsheets/ipm.htm
- Visit http://www.swpahhw.org/pubs/lawncare-brochure.pdf to get the Top 10 Tips for Safe Lawn Care