I have been reading tons of information from the net lately relating to problems occurring from pesticides. There have been deaths, thousands of illnesses, and plant/tree/vegetation death. Canada has recently banned the use of certain pesticides as well.
Each year in the U.S, more than 110,000 pesticide poisoning are reported by poison control centers.
Combine those calls with the roughly 23,000 emergency room visits each year for the same reason – and you start to see a problem.
Pesticide applications have been linked to massive honey bee deaths
Researches in the United State are looking at what impact pesticides currently have on bee populations, trying to Resurrection the country’s apiary industry.
READ MORE AT ABC.NET
I have also read lately that there is concern pesticide applications may be causing tree death, and plant issues in the United States.
While pesticide applications are a highly demanded product – and the profit, well as consumers, you probably don’t want to know – we don’t apply them. We don’t want to apply them. If you do desire a pesticide application – we urge you, please find a professional. Do some research, make sure they have the proper certifications – and check which kind of pesticides they are spraying. Pesticides are dangerous, and extremely environmentally unfriendly.
An 11 year old boy in Chatham Borough seems to be running a pretty successful lawn care business on his own.
“The lawns he works get professional treatment. He goes over every inch of every yard — front and back.”
“I can’t leave something messy when I have my name on it”
A couple years ago, when a tree fell across the street from Robbie’s home and the fire department came because of downed wires, Robbie was there, too.
“He had the turnout gear, the helmet, the whole works,” said Chatham Detective Ed Uranyi. “He helped me put up the crime scene tape. It was really cute.”
But now Robbie is the one giving orders. The landscaping business began in the fall of 2009 when he was 9. Now 11, Robbie runs a full-service operation, taking care of the lawn during the summer, the leaves in the fall and the snow in the winter. He’ll even clean off your car on snowy mornings.
Robbie, his mother Sally said, has always had a serious side to him — the kind of kid who played cops and robbers but insisted on being the cop.
“He only ever wanted to be the good guy,” she said.
Good luck kid!
Read the full article here: nj.com
Phillipsburg Charges Resident $5,475 For One Day of Grass Cutting
Residents of Phillipsburg are being charges extremely high bills for code violation clean up projects. The town recently charges a woman $650 to mow her lawn. But that was not the largest bill handed out on May 28th, while workers performed services on nine other overgrown properties.
Owners of a property in the 100 block of Woodlawn Road were charged almost $800.00 from the Phillipsburg Department of Public Works for four and a half hours of work.
A local resident, Tim Bachman, was billed $437.50 by the town.
I could not keep up with the payments and left the property two years ago,” said Bachman, who still lives in Phillipsburg. “The house is foreclosed and the price the town is charging to mow is ridiculous.”
Backman, who used to cut the lawn, said he could not beleive it took the town two and a half hours to perform the task.
“I used to cut the lawn in 15 minutes,” Bachman said. “What did they do? Sit there and take a break?”
“It’s not like cutting grass in your yard,” Superintendant Dennis Viscomi defended, “Some weeds are 2 to 3 feet high and you need a weed whacker to cut them before you mow. Plus, every 30 seconds you need to change the strings (on the weed whacker), which takes time.”
What do we have to say about this..?
Changing weed whacker string every 30 seconds?
Excuse me Phillipsburgh, do you purchase electrical one line battery operating machines from the local Walmart?
Don’t be over charged for overgrown lawn cleanup!
Contact Lego Services today and have the service completed for a fraction of the cost. Visit blaircountylawnservice.com/services/city-code-cleanup for more information.
Carlisle Area School District plants to save up to $15,000 on landscaping costs this year. How? Sheep.
“The Patriot-News of Harrisburg reports the district is using the sheep to keep the grass near its solar panels neatly trimmed. The sheep nibble grass in the morning and take refuge in the shade of the panels in the afternoon.”
Read more: Read More from cbsnews.com.
Now while we are a lawn care company, we think it is actually a great idea. Imagine if more districts across the country did this – how much gas would be saved in a year? Hopefully they put the money back into the school (books, computers, programs etc.)
Next breaking news: Lawn Care Companies employee sheep. No workers compensation insurance needed.
Wear proper clothing when mowing your yard; including a tucked-in shirt, long pants and closed-toed shoes with good traction. Secure or remove loose articles of clothing or jewelry so they don’t catch on the equipment.
Walk the mowing area first and clear any tools, toys, yard debris or other objects that could get thrown by the mower’s blade.
Before you start your lawn mower, check to make sure all safety guards and shields are in place.
Keep children inside and under supervision while mowing your yard. Never give children “rides” on a riding lawn mower. As a result, your children may run up behind you as you’re mowing, expecting another ride, where you can’t see or hear them.
Be careful not to run over your own toes when walking backward with a walk-behind mower.
When mowing in hot weather, make sure to drink plenty of water and rest frequently.