EPA Acts on Pesticides
Homeowners will soon be looking for non-chemical solutions to pest and lawn problems. in 1999, the Environmental Protection Agency initiated a ban against two most popular insecticides—Diazinon and Dursban.
The agreement reached by EPA and manufacturers mandated the phasing out of these products in areas where children could be exposed. These areas included schools, playgrounds, daycare centers, recreation areas, hospitals, and malls.
Citing health and environmental concerns, both products were phased out completely between 2002 and 2003.
Chlorpyrifos, also known as Dursban and Diazinon, are organo-phosphates. They are broad-spectrum toxins that affect a wide range of wildlife. The EPA determined that exposure to these kinds of pesticides can have a neurological impact. Symptoms linked to exposure can include blurred vision, muscle weakness, headaches, memory problems, depression, and irritability. High exposure can cause respiratory paralysis and death.
Heavy pesticide use began shortly after World War II when experts believed these measures were beneficial in dealing with agricultural disease and pest problems. Today, many experts agree that pesticides have a limited effect and disease mutation only leads to the development of new strains that render toxic treatments useless.
It is an endless and dangerous cycle that can seriously impact your health, the health of your family, and the health of the environment.
Organic-based landscaping does not wage a battle but rather combines a blend of nature with nature to help produce lush lawns and pest and disease-free plants.
We offer a comprehensive organic landscape program designed to provide for overall plant health care. We focus on developing and maintaining healthy plants by creating conditions that keep plant systems in balance. Healthy plants are strong plants, allowing their natural defenses to protect them against pests and diseases.
Our three-fold organic lawn care program includes: maintenance, installation, and after care. Each area is tailored to meet the individual client’s landscape and property needs.
- Maintenance: includes scheduled mowing, thatching, and spring/fall clean-up
- Organic Turf Fertilization and Organic Grub Control
- Landscape Design and Installation
- Aeration and Over Seeding
- Root Collar Excavation
- Irrigation System Installation and Maintenance
Contact us for more information on organic landscaping.