Managing Weeds Safely

With warming temperatures after plenty of rain, weeds may be popping up all over.  You may have kept them under control last season, but wind and birds can help move weed seeds right back into your yard.  It’s so much easier if you can get them out while they’re young, and most importantly, before they set seed and proliferate. 

But if you’ve got weeds taking over your yard, and you don’t have the time or energy to pull them out, DON’T reach weed killer spray.  Instead:

Stop. Before taking any action.

Think.  What do you know about the product you’re going to use?  Before using any pesticide it’s a good idea to understand the product and any risks the use of it may pose.  Here’s information on glyphosate, the active ingredient in the most widely used weed killers. If you’re interested in a deeper dive, check out “Glyphosate Fact Sheet: Cancer and Other Health Concerns,” one of many documents provided by the U.S. Right To Know (USRTK), a nonprofit investigative research group focused on promoting transparency for public health. They work globally to expose corporate wrongdoing and government failures that threaten the integrity of our health, our environment, and our food system.

Protect.  Learn more about safer options for managing weeds:

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