Our seasonal leaf clean up service can, make ALL these leaves disappear as if they were never there.
Our Organic Fertilization/Weed Control program provides great results without the use of toxic chemicals
Lawn herbicides such as dicamba, glyphosate and dicholorophenoxyacedtic acid can cause a range of human health issues. Symptoms such as running noses and watery eyes seem mild, compared to disruptions in the human endocrine system, reduced sperm counts and malformations, miscarriages, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and soft tissue cancers. Dicholorophenoxyacedtic acid, which is the most commonly used herbicide in the world and in production for over 50 years, was often co-formulated with dioxin-contaminated chemicals. Dioxin is considered the deadliest man-made chemical in existence, and causes birth defects, suppressed immune systems, diabetes, heart disease and cancers.
A dead zone the size of Rhode Island in the Gulf of Mexico because of chemical fertilizers? Hard to imagine, but absolutely true.
Every year towards fall, a phenomenon takes place in the Gulf of Mexico. As chemical fertilizers run off into streams and tributaries of the Mississippi River, they make a long journey south, and eventually are dumped into the gulf. As levels of nitrogen and phosphorus rise they feed algae, which in turn, literally, creates an area the size of Rhode Island that is void of any life whatsoever. It is impossible for any aquatic species to exist due to the lack of oxygen in the water.
Many of us live in, or know someone who lives in planned communities, HOA’s (Home Owner Associations) apartments, or own commercial properties. With these properties, it’s usually a requirement to keep the lawn up to a certain level. This usually requires treating your lawn, bushes and plants with pesticides, amongst other things. Regardless of whether you live in a homeowners or planned community, or whether you just want to have a green lawn, I am sure that you’ve either tried, or have been thinking of trying to treat your lawn with various chemicals. There are several big-name companies out there like Scotts lawn care, Trugreen – Chemlawn and others that offer to do these treatments for you for a monthly fee.
For those of you who might take care of your own lawn, you have the advantage of being able to read for yourself on the label whats in the product you have chosen. Some products may or may not tell you about the carcinogenic properties of them, but even so, often times the print is so small that it’s almost UN-readable to the naked eye. Unfortunately when you use a pesticide service, there is no list of chemicals that they give you, and many times they even lie about what they’re spraying on your lawn and plants.
With thousands of lawsuits filed against them, in a variety of states across the US, Chemlawn and Trugreen try everything possible to keep their dirty little secret hidden. Chemlawn for instance has decided to go with quick settlements, rather than face ongoing litigation and the possible revelation to the public about how bad their chemical treatments really are for pets, humans, and especially children. This way all the people affected by these chemicals, who come down with all sorts of cancers and leukemia, will never truly be known.
Just remember everyone, there are better and safer options out there, and the next time you think about having your lawn chemically sprayed, ask yourself this, who and what am I willing to put in danger just to have a "nice" lawn.
Gasoline is one of the dirtiest and most dangerous fuels – behind diesel – for its emissions, especially carbon monoxide & Nitrous Oxide – a mixture of oxides and nitrogen. 17 million gallons of fuel, mostly gasoline, are spilled every year just for refueling purposes of lawn equipment. This causes ground water contamination, and airborne pollution, especially when the spillage is heated by the sun. According to the EPA, a typical walk behind gas mower emits as much pollution as 11 idling cars per hour, a rider, as much as 34 idling cars. As a result, many cities have banned the use of commercial mowers before 1 p.m. on “ozone action days.”
Propane lawn mowers on the other hand meet all current and future emission requirements by the Environmental Protection Agency, along with offering people a more environmentally safe way to have their lawn taken care of. There is up to a 60% reduction in smog forming emissions and 80% reduction in toxic emissions compared with diesel and gasoline fuel. Propane is also non-toxic, will not create an environmental hazard if released as a liquid or vapor into soil or water, is not considered a green house gas, and is not harmful to people, animals, or birds if inhaled.
Technology is constantly advancing and looking for ways to create a safer and more responsible way of living, not only for us, but for the future. The Lawn Barber is at the forefront of that technology in the lawn care industry, and you can be a part of it to. Not only will you be getting great quality lawn care, but you will be doing your part to help protect the world we live in for decades.