Dan challenges us to think beyond our “conditioning” of what a beautiful lawn looks like. Years of marketing from big companies have persuaded many people to look for an artificial (and toxic) look of perfection in a lawn, where grass grows as a mono-crop without any “weeds.” The truth is that nature never grows one species of animal or plant alone. Everything in the natural world is intertwined and interdependent in order for all species to thrive. Unfortunately, man tends to interrupt what is best for nature.
Even the word “weed” is interesting, considering that one man’s junk is another man’s treasure. As an example, although many people consider dandelions a weed, they have a wide range of medicinal properties! They are highly nutritious with potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. They may lower blood pressure and are considered potentially anti-viral when consumed (always check with your doctor first). They have been used for thousands of years in natural medicine practices.
Why organic lawn care?
I believe it is so important to eliminate toxins from our foods AND our home environments. Using organic lawn care is healthier for you, your children, grandchildren, pets, wildlife, and water sources!
Conventional chemical lawn care doesn’t build the soil whereas organic lawn care regenerates the soil. At one time, the public accepted clover as a normal part of a lawn, with its pretty little white flowers attracting bees. Yes, we often got stung by bees, too. But, it was part of growing up and beneficial for the bees and other pollinators!
Micro clover is now an option to add to grass seed and doesn’t have the flowering. CLICK HERE to learn more about it from Good Nature Organic Lawn Care. Micro clover adds nutrients to the soil and offers a beautiful lush green look at the same time.
I ask YOU to share this information with other people. We CAN return to a healthier world but we need people to petition neighborhood HOAs, school systems, condominium/apartment owners, park systems, and our local governments to make changes for our health and well-being.
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