Did you know that Americans spend an average of $700 million on their lawns each year? These treatments often come in the form of synthetic pesticides and other chemicals in an effort to reduce weeds and keep grass green. But those chemicals can have some devastating consequences on a lawn — and on the environment around the homes were these treatments are used.
However, there is a growing alternative for many people. As the “green” movement grows toward making everything more environmentally friendly, that trend has also hit lawncare. Why hire an organic lawncare company to take care of your yard? Here are three things you may not have known about this service:
- An organic lawncare company doesn’t use synthetic pesticides. Pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers that are derived from synthetic materials may actually do more harm than good. Organic lawn services use methods such as composting and “grasscycling” to take care of your lawn; the latter involves leaving grass clippings on the lawn after mowing to help fertilize the soil naturally.
- Organic lawncare services won’t harm wildlife. Pesticides can have negative effects on soil, but that’s also because they can harm the wildlife that helps it — namely, earthworms. Earthworms actually help aerate the soil in your lawn, and applying some types of pesticides can actually reduce their presence by as much as 60 to 90% in a single lawn. A healthy lawn and ecosystem can’t flourish with harmful treatments.
- Pesticide free lawncare treatments are safe for you and your family. Ever see signs telling you to keep off the grass after pesticides have been applied to a lawn? That’s because those chemicals can be harmful to humans and their pets when they’re tracked inside the house. By using an organic lawncare service, you don’t have to worry about toxic chemicals entering your home.
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