Monday, May 14, 2012

Healthy lawn care help is just a phone call away!

Did you know that common lawn care products, like fertilizer and weed and bug killers can harm our kids and pets and pollute our water? 


According the the Environmental Protection Agency, children take in more pesticides relative to body weight than adults*. In addition, some studies have found that common weed and bug killers can cause bladder cancer in dogs and thyroid problems in cats**.  


Lawn fertilizer is often used unnecessarily. This wastes your money and pollutes our water.


Simple steps can be taken to grow a beautiful lawn without using weed and bug killers and by reducing your use of fertilizers, and Greener Neighborhoods Cleaner Streams can help! Call us at (207) 776-1066 with your lawn care questions or to schedule free visit at your property with a healthy lawn care expert. We will even provide a free healthy lawn care training for you and your neighbors!  


You can help clean up Capisic Brook and Casco Bay! Give us a call to learn more!


* http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/food/pest.htm.
** Glickman et al., 2004.  Herbicide Exposure and the Risks of Transitional Cell Carcinoma of the Urinary Bladder in Scottish Terrier Dogs, Journal of the American Veterinary Medicine Association.; December 1988. Preventative Veterinary Medicine pgs. 295-309.