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The Greener Side of the Fence

With summer heating up, lawns often need a little help staying green. While many people opt for chemical fertilizers to treat their lawns, Matt of Columbus, OH, suggests a different route. "There are many organic fertilizers on the market now, so no excuses for polluting our watersheds/groundwater. Think about it! If a sudden rainstorm hits, where does your fertilizer go? If that’s not the case, it still ends up in the water tables below. Use organic feeders and let your kids and babies play healthy! Why have a lawn if you are afraid to take your shoes

With summer heating up, lawns often need a little help staying green. Whilemany people opt for chemical fertilizers to treat their lawns, Matt ofColumbus, OH, suggests a different route."There are many organic fertilizers on the market now, so no excuses forpolluting our watersheds/groundwater. Think about it! If a sudden rainstormhits, where does your fertilizer go? If that’s not the case, it still endsup in the water tables below. Use organic feeders and let your kids andbabies play healthy! Why have a lawn if you are afraid to take your shoesoff when you walk on it? And remember, insecticides in your lawn kill thegood bugs too. Without the good kind of insects, your lawn will just getworse over the next few years. The next wave of bad bugs will have a ‘fieldday’ without a fight. Use organic! And the fish in our rivers will thankyou!"Here are a couple of good websites with information on how to keep yourlawn green without the use of harmful chemicals:http://www.extremelygreen.com/fertilizerguide.cfm andhttp://www.basic-info-4-organic-fertilizers.com/Got any natural lawn tips to share? Let everyone know.

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