The blooming of forsythia shrubs and the sprouting of tree leafs signals the beginning of the lawn care season and the many critical decisions to grow strong, resilient grass this spring. This year, seven retailers in Kane County alleviate the anxiety lawn care may bring by eco-labeling effective organic and natural lawn care products and tools.
Jean-Marie Kauth, PhD, Associate Professor at Benedictine University, runs down the environmental and health concerns of synthetic lawn pesticides. Dandelions are pretty and edible Dandelions are good food for bees, which are struggling. Pesticides are harmful to wildlife, particularly amphibians. Lawn chemicals are expensive and consume fossil fuels. Pesticides have been shown to cross the placenta
The MWRD Board of Commissioners recognized MPAC’s natural lawn care efforts by passing a resolution June 16th A raindrop falls on your lawn. It trickles through the green, entrenched mass, absorbing whichever chemical, fertilizer, and sediment in its way. Jammed full of matter, the droplet jumps into a storm drain and joins the crowd of
MGG’s Ryan Anderson covers the amazing life and diversity found in the place you’d least expect: your lawn’s soil. The most bio diverse ecosystem on earth does not reside in the Great Barrier Reef or the Amazon. NO, it lives right in your backyard! Just one cup of soil can contain 200 billion bacteria, 20
Too often, childhood pastimes like playing sports, rolling down a grassy hill, or running barefoot on the lawn bring children into direct contact with dangerous lawn care products like weed-killers and synthetic fertilizers. These chemicals don’t just stay outside; they can be tracked indoors by people and pets where they adhere to carpets, home furnishings,
Autumn is an important time of year for keeping your lawn healthy and attractive without the use of dangerous chemicals. Here at MPAC, we advocate for Natural Lawn Care, a method of approaching lawn care issues that provides safe and healthy recreational spaces. As the seasons change, precipitation levels increase and temperatures drop— the time