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A Photo Worth a Thousand Words


This photo came to us by way of Rebekah Laughlin Bowser, who wrote: “This is on my front lawn in suburban PA where, during the growing season, I am surrounded by toxic, chemically treated lawns. People tell me that they can’t tell the difference between mine and the chemical lawns and, aside from a few weeds here or there, it looks just as good as the ones that are visited weekly by they chemical trucks. I don’t think that living in the suburbs necessitates poisoning the watershed with lawn chems, nor do I subscribe to the idea that chemicals are a necessary part of lawn care. It is possible to grow a lush, green lawn with natural sources of nitrogen fertilizers and without the use of pesticides to kill bugs and weeds. I release beneficial insects, use nematodes and Milky Spore to combat white grubs, and practice good cultural lawn care techniques such as composting, aerating and reseeding.”

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Paul Tukey

An international leader of the green movement, Mr. Tukey is a journalist, author, filmmaker, TV host, activist and award-winning public speaker, who is widely recognized as North America's leading advocate for landscape sustainability and toxic pesticide reduction strategies.

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