Try out the chemical free LAWN!
Have you ever considered how much you can help the planet just by changing your habits of dealing with your lawn?
An acre of lawn needs more than 27,000 gallons of water every week. But Americans use more than that; they routinely overwater their lawns by 20 to 40 per cent. Other countries probably do the same!
Due to overwatering, water use increases by as much as 30 per cent in the summer months. Water from sprinklers evaporates 4 to 8 times faster during the heat of the day than in the early morning. Watering at night is better than midday – there’s no evaporation problem. Best choice: water in the morning.
Home owners use up to 10 times more toxic chemicals per acre than farmers.
The average homeowner uses 5 to 10 pounds per lawn – for a national total of some 25 to 50 million pounds! Scientists believe these chemicals endanger the songbird population (by contaminating the worms they eat) as well as polluting groundwater. A green healthy lawn is possible without chemical pesticides.
From: 50 simple things you can do to save the earth. The Earth Works Group.