ABOUT LAWN CHEMICALS & HOW TO HAVE A CHEMICAL FREE LAWN
URGENT READ: AGENT ORANGE
IF YOU ARE USING CHEMICAL FERTILIZERS AROUND YOUR GARDEN, TREES AND YARD…READ THESE ARTICLES
PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT AND THINK ABOUT ALL NATURAL PRODUCTS BEFORE USING PRODUCTS THAT YOU HAVE NOT RESEARCHED…
Why does my lawn need lawncare products?
The reason your lawn and soil are stressed in the first place is probably because of the these very chemicals, or the way you maintain it. If done as recommended by typical lawn care companies, the pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and fertilizers they use will make your yard into a place devoid of all life except for that oh-so-green lawn, which can’t survive without the highly toxic chemicals they spray or spread on it. The lack of worms and other beneficial organisms in the soil mean an unhealthy soil, dictating that anything in it will not thrive without large doses of toxic chemicals. The more pesticides applied, the more pests you’ll have. Pesticides kill only the weak pests. The strong ones survive and multiply, creating an even stronger and more pesticide-resistant colony of pests. Subsequent applications must more toxic and more frequent, until that particular pesticide doesn’t have any effect other than to make your family ill.
Don’t take it personally, it’s only business …right?
Slick brochures from lawn care companies and pesticide manufacturers are meant to play games with your mind. While it may be a common scene in the US, the image above of happy, playful children doesn’t tell the whole story. It lacks the truth about the destruction of the beneficial insects, the soil’s water absorption capability, the health of the lawn itself, and most importantly, the health of your precious family and pets. It doesn’t tell you of the long-term health effects that may not be evident until after your child reaches puberty or even later. Nor does it mention the fact that these poisons are passed on to future generations of both your family and the natural life in and around your home.
Why is it they show children playing peacefully on the grass drenched in poisons?
Lawn care companies and pesticide manufacturers are brainwashing you into believing that the poison doesn’t harm children? Quite the contrary, it does harm them. Children are at higher risk than adults. Because of their size, they absorb more toxins by weight. The fruits and vegetables most consumed by children contain detectable residues 1 of multiple pesticides. And yet the standards for pesticides are written with a full-grown 160 pound adult male in mind. And they are not tested as one purchases them. The active ingredients are tested without the inert ingredients, which can be up to 99% of the total volume of the pesticide. Pesticide levels in house dust collected from carpeting can be higher than in the soil 2 of your yard.
Perhaps lawn chemicals are one of the reasons that children are having so many behavioral problems 3. And perhaps it is also why children are experiencing increasingly higher rates of cancers 4 as the years pass. Children exposed to pesticides are at increased risk 5 of leukemia, neuroblastoma, Wilms’ tumor, soft-tissue sarcoma, Ewing’s sarcoma, and cancers of the brain, colorectum, and testes. They have a seven-fold increased risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.6 Don’t ever delude yourself into thinking that the regulations or government are protecting you, your precious children, and your pets from pesticides or other synthetic chemicals being applied to your lawn or house or your neighbor’s property.
Contamination of well water
If your water comes from a well, know that pesticides can and do travel down to the water table where they can be drawn into your well system. Groundwater moves vertically and horizontally in response to gravity and hydraulic pressure. Groundwater flow rates can vary between several feet per year to one or two feet per day or more in permeable sand and gravel aquifers. The withdrawal of water through wells would directly influence that movement in the vicinity of the well intake. Because of the slow rate of degradation of substances in groundwater, contamination at one location may show up years later in a different location. The to know if your water is polluted is to have it tested by a professional. Testing can be quite expensive, and if you don’t know what to look for, you could spend a substantial amount of money without finding any definitive answer. There are general tests that can be performed, however, to know specifically what is in the water, you must have some idea of what to test for before proceeding. There are more than 85,000 chemicals on the market today and 60,000 pesticides. You can’t test for all unless you’ve got the deep pockets of a Bill Gates.
When a pesticide is tested to see if it is a problem with ground water, many times it is done by the pesticide manufacturers themselves. Then the data is given to EPA when and if they feel like it.7
Fraud and Mismanagement are Common Occurrences
- S.C. Johnson Illegally Distributes Unsafe Pesticides Fined $950,000 8
- JT Eaton Fakes Pesticide Test Results Could Cost 5 Years and $500,000 9
- DuPont Ordered to Pay Damages Of $78.3 Million in Benlate Case 10
- Monsanto Covered-up and Falsified Health Studies 11
- Terminix aka Terminex has an extensive lawsuits across the nation 12
It’s TOO GREEN!
Fujicolor green isn’t what God intended for the stuff in the first place. Nor did he intend for it to be manicured to within a micron of its life. If you must have a lawn, please do it in a more sustainable manner.13
GUARANTEED! to Kill
Pesticides are the result of Adolph Hitler’s WWII quest to kill the enemy… slowly. His reason for killing slowly was that if a soldier was made deathly ill for a few days before dying, rather than being immediately killed, he would require help from others, thus taking more than one soldier out of action. These same chemicals have been used by lawncare companies for years.
It’s time to give your lawn the fall treatment it needs.
The TooGreen ChemicaLawn companies will destroy not only your lawn, but the soil, beneficial organisms, plant diversity, and your family’s health.
Scientific and Professional Sounding Advertising
Millions of dollars are paid for slick advertising and jingles. Produced by extremely well-trained professionals, the advertising agencies spend a great deal of time researching the target audience in order to penetrate deep into their minds. A large percentage of the cost of producing these lawncare products is in advertising and marketing.
So don’t be fooled for a moment by words like vital, nutrients, lush, root growth, stronger, better, survive, rewarded, vibrant, luxurious lawn, science and art of lawn care, America’s largest, most experienced, better equipped, exact, customized care, specialists, highly trained professionals, specialists, expertise, technical managers and research scientists, solve problems. There is nothing scientific about the statements they make or the products they sell. Don’t take it too personally, they just want to sell chemicals, and you have the money they want. On the other hand, you should take it quite personally, because a lot more is at stake than your money.
The TooGreen ChemicaLawn Guarantee of Nothing
There is absolutely NO guarantee of safety. If they ever make that claim, they are breaking the law. There is no reason why one should expect pesticides or lawncare chemicals to be safe. Never forget that pesticides are supposed to kill. The problem is that they kill everything except what they are supposed to kill.
One last word of caution
Don’t ever listen to them when they tell you that some pesticides or herbicides are less toxic than others. While the concept may be true, it really doesn’t matter that one is more or less toxic than another. There are other aspects that come into play.