Get ready people! This is a big issue for me, and I intend to be blogging a lot about it, now that spring is here.
I am talking about *gasp* Pesticides on the Lawn!!!
All across our fair nation, municipalities are involved in huge civil wars regarding whether or not to implement pesticide by-laws and/or bans on lawns. In our area, the regional government has opted for a compromise policy to be implemented next year (more on that in a future post).
My personal opinion is that if pesticides are so bad, why are they for sale on store shelves??? Let's not just ban the use of them; let's ban them from being sold in whichever municipality has a total ban. So why isn't that being done? Answer: Because they haven't been proven to be harmful when properly applied.
I as a homeowner feel that I should have the right to use the services of a professional lawn company which strictly adheres to the local laws and responsible application of the pesticides. I agree that Joe Blow down the street that smothers his lawn with something bought off the shelves might be posing a health concern. But companies that properly administer the chemicals, in addition to seeking to use environmentally-friendly alternatives wherever possible, should be allowed to continue providing their services.
The loud-mouthed, wacko, junk science tree-huggers are the real problem.