Calgarians are some of the best people in the world. They’re hardworking, honest, and take responsibility seriously. Which is why we understand why many Albertans aren’t sure about using chemical herbicides on their lawns. While most herbicides have been vigorously tested and are safe for the environment, mistakes have happened in the past. It can be hard for a responsible homeowner to know which products are fine, so some Calgarians just decide to not pick a herbicide at all. But unfortunately, that can’t be where the decision ends.
There many decisions in this world that affect the people around us. While it’s up to each individual to make the choice that best suits their family and their priorities, we have to remember that these decisions aren’t made in a vacuum. And some decisions come with more civil responsibility than others. Choosing not to use chemical herbicides is one of these decisions.
Just like you, your neighbours want a great looking lawn. And they shouldn’t have to deal with the seeds and weeds in your yard spreading to theirs. While you don’t need to use a chemical herbicide if you don’t want, you are still responsible for promptly removing the weeds from your yard. Here are some ideas for keeping your yard looking great herbicide free responsibly!
This year has been exceptionally rainy, but often Calgary has hot, dry summers. Instead of spending hours weeding, watering, and working on the lawn, many Calgarians are choosing landscaped yards that use different types of rocks and hardy shrubs. These rock gardens are not only beautiful, but they also stand out from your neighbours and require far less upkeep.
If you’d like to keep your grass but don’t want to use herbicides, then you’re left with the social obligation to weed — weekly. You can either weed your garden yourself, or you can hire a team of expert landscapers, but the weeding will need to get done by someone. If you’re traveling for a vacation, remember to hire a skilled gardener who can weed out the pests and keep your grass healthy.
We know that most of the Calgarians we’ve met, worked with, and called friend over the years are responsible people who want to do their part. In order to keep up your responsibility to your neighbourhood, remember to either spray for weeds or have them regularly removed. The experts at Fivestar Landscaping can help. Call us today at (403) 203-4058.