5 round smackdown - Organic Lawncare products vs Synthetics
5 SIMPLE REASONS TO GO ORGANIC
1. CUSTOMERS LOVE ORGANIC
Sales of organic lawn and garden products increased by 64% between 2002 and 2006 and are expected to grow 12% to 14% for the next three years.
2. ORGANICS IS LESS EXPENSIVE
Synthetics are made from petroleum, so they increase our dependence on foreign oil, subject you to wild price fluctuations. Organics are made from renewable domestic materials, so they cost less.
3. ORGANIC PESTICIDES ARE EFFECTIVE
A University study proved that 0.44% natural cedar oil causes death of adult mosquitoes. ICT Organics Essential 1 contains 4% cedar oil.
4. ORGANIC WEED CONTROL WORKS
Testing at Iowa State University showed that liquid corn gluten meal gave up to 93% control of crab grass. One gallon of ICT Organics Gluten 8 treats 4,000 sq ft of turf.
5. SYNTHETIC FERTILIZERS ARE A WASTE
Only 40% of applied nitrogen ever reaches the plant -- the rest forms poisonous gas in the air and leaches toxic chemicals into wells, aquifers, rivers and bays.