Yes, there are products out there that will give you that instant gratification in regards to ridding pests from your garden. Spray a little chemical here, spray a little chemical there and voila…. beautiful flowers, stems and hardy leaves. I’m going to ask you not to do that. There are lasting effects from these types of practices, and only now are we understanding them and the consequences.
When the term “everything leads to the ocean” is used, it’s a factual one and not some made up mythical saying. Creeks lead to streams, streams lead to rivers and rivers lead to Lakes and oceans. Picture your soil as a sponge and everything you put on that soil gets absorbed into that sponge. Then as you water that soil whether that be from your own garden hose or the sky above that sponge then slowly releases that chemical. It then finds that path of least resistance which 9 times out of 10 leads to some type of water source. See picture below.
I know what some are thinking. We are just a small percentage of the problem, so why put in the extra effort. That is true…..a single property won’t change the outcome, but thousands of properties will. Communities, towns and cities will make a difference. There’s alternatives to chemicals, and yes it may take more time and work for the results your looking for but the rewards are well worth it.
UrbanYardology has been and will continue to operate as a pesticide-free company. There are natural solution other than chemical use out there which we educate all our clients on. In fact in 2018 we plan on incorporating Rain gardens to our list of construction options. What’s a Rain garden you might ask. Well, a Rain garden is a landscape impression that receives storm water runoff from either your roof structure, or other elevated spots on your property. The purpose of these gardens are to allow nature to step in and help by removing some of the pollution that would otherwise rush into storm drains causing an instant harmful effect. I posted a link below that is full of helpful information in regards to the Rain Garden process.
Take the pesticide-free pledge and let’s take back our planet!