Here at Greensward we take a bio-sensitive approach to lawn care treatments. We use products that are less harmful to the environment, but still provide your desired result. In a prefect world, all harmful, synthetic treatments would be eliminated and nature would create a system of no weeds, perfect soil and an environments that are perfect for turf. At this point, however, we're not there and these products are needed to create the back yard oasis you and your family are looking for. While we do not promote the use of pesticides or any synthetic product, they do have their place on turf and in life.
In an effort to educate and protect consumers and our environment, all products, synthetic and organic, are given an LD50 number by the FDA, which stands for "Lethal Dose that will kill 50%" of the population" (sounds scary, huh?). These numbers are tested by various universities. For example, if product #1 has an LD50 number of 200 and product #2 has an LD50 number of 50, product #2, with the "lower" number, is the more toxic of the two products. Without getting too technical, here is very brief overview of lawn care products compared to everyday household products.
The list below is a comparison of products that are used in the lawn care world and others that are considered household products, with the products used by Greensward highlighted.
We are very passionate about protecting our environment, as are many in Hampton Roads and around the country. Hopefully, this chart will put a little perspective on the toxicity of pesticides and other household products.
We are happy to discuss our bio-sensitive practices with you. Drop us a line at Info@greenswardsolutions.com.
Keep it Green!