Small Victories: The Neighbor Goes Organic!
As I’ve noted here before, we moved to a new neighborhood last year. We have since cringed when lawn after lawn is sprayed with toxic pesticides to kill the weeds and sprinkler systems go off daily to keep the sidewalk and roadway suitably watered.
Wanting to keep the peace, my wife has asked me to keep my sometimes loud mouth shut — but she did allow me to put up one of our “Safe to Play: No Pesticides, No Way” lawn signs facing in the direction of a neighbor with two children who, at least last year, hired TruGreen ChemLawn to coat their grass with poisons that my own daughters were invited to play upon.
Well, it seems the sign might have worked. Yesterday a truck for a local organic lawn care firm pulled up and applied a granular fertilizer. Unlike the visit last year when the shrill scent of 2,4-D wafted through the neighborhood, this time no odor was discernible.
It was just one lawn of many, but as we’ve always said here at SafeLawns, this is a long conversation, one lawn at a time.