Lawn care

Asked March 26, 2020, 1:17 PM EDT

Which lawn company uses least poisoning chemicals for lawn care? I have a 2 acre lawn and am a breast cancer patient. Thanks for you resonse

Oakland County Michigan

1 Response

Can't give you specific company names but all are using the same chemicals. Most should have organic options as well. Herbicides for weed control are another story and the major worry. What they won't tell you is that it is possible to grow healthy turf grass without using pre-emergent herbicides and weed control. It begins with mowing high, 3 inches or higher, which develops a healthier root system on the way to the dense turf desired. Top growth supports the root growth and not the other way around as most people think. Scalp your lawn and it jettisons roots it does not need. The only way to a dense lawn is to mow high, no matter how much money is thrown at it. There is no room for germination of crab grass or weed seeds in a dense lawn, seeds that are also shaded out by the taller turf. There are other details such as timely watering and fertilizing among others, but it all begins with mowing high. Read more here: https://www.canr.msu.edu/resources/mow_high_for_weed_and_grub_control

Good luck!