Appeal to your representative Senators!

Toxic chemicals surround us. We envelope ourselves and our children in toxic perfumed laundry detergents; we smear our bodies and hair with untested creams, gels and shampoos. We further damage our health with pesticides used in lawn and garden care, and in agriculture. It is time for legislation to replace the never adequate and very outdated Toxics Substances Control Act. To view each entry, just click on the title or link(s) within each entry.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Fiskar's Eco Friendly Push Reel Mower

Grass clippings will enhance your lawn. If you live at a condo/home association, you can find a land maintenance business that can mulch mow. But, make sure they know the correct mowing heights, etc. See this link for information:

"Grass clippings returned to the lawn provide up to 25 percent of your lawn's total fertilizer needs. Clippings contain about 4 percent nitrogen, 2 percent potassium and 1 percent phosphorus. While decomposing, they also serve indirectly as a food source for the bacteria in the soil, which are doing many beneficial things (such as decomposing thatch) for a healthy turf environment." --University of Missouri Extension. If you have a smaller lawn, this one fits the bill-- it is environmentally friendly and economical!