Chemical overspray has many serious side effects caused by wind, misdirection and over spray, etc. Chemicals can land on almost everything but the intended weed causing damage to others plants, fruits, trees and beneficial insects.
Do you really need to spray with a chemical and are there other alternatives? Using a mulch or weed removal tools can be a simple solution. It’s eco-friendly, fast, efficient and fun to use. Besides it will save your back and knees.
In years gone by kids used the lawn as their gymnasium and picked strands of grass and put them in their teeth; ate bites of clover and tasted dandelions. They could eat the wild elderberries, blackberries, strawberries, because no-one had been spraying.
There is a rise in childhood diseases like leukemia, cancers, allergies, asthma, fertility issues, birth defects, development problems and a host of mysterious ailments we never heard of before. Honeybees on which we depend to pollinate our crops for food are crashing and disappearing. Forty-five billion honey bees are lost each year worldwide, which is 30 to 50 percent in the US and elsewhere.
We hear that there is no river or stream in the US which does not have chemicals. It's in the groundwater from runoff and goes into our drinking water. Chemicals are impacting bird populations around the world, not only due to loss to habitat, but also the loss of insect food.
The US has 1200 registered chemicals in 18,000 products, while France
has a mere "500" chemicals and the UK has only "300" chemicals. How
many more do we really need?
We can do better with alternative methods for making our lawns and gardens weed free. Use the NEW drill driven weed removal tool that takes the work out of weeding, saves your knees and back and is fun to use.
It’s a revealing and paradoxical fact that the less cultivation and
disturbance of the soil while your plants are growing, the fewer weeds
you’ll have. Conventional weeding and cultivation, especially during the
growing season, brings all those dormant weeds to the surface. With the
freshly tiled soil you have prepared the perfect seed bed for the weed
seeds to germinate in.
Hand weeding works well to remove those weeds with minimum tillage. The NEW drill driven weed removal tool by Weed Spinner also removes the weeds with minimum soil disturbance with less work than hand weeding. Check out the video to see it in action. It’s easy, fast, efficient and it’s fun. It will also save your back and knees and is the perfect tool for persons with disabilities who enjoy gardening.
Gardeners save your Backs and Knees As we grow older we have more time to enjoy the benefits of gardening. Conversely as boomers and seniors we also develop numerous physical problems that restrict these gardening activities. Back and knee problems are two common ailments that restrict weeding with common gardening tools. Short handle tools require kneeling which is hard on the knees. Although long handled tools reduce the knee problems they also require specific physical motions such as stepping, pushing, pulling, chopping etc. that can be strenuous on the back.
Weed Spinner is a NEW drill driven weed removal tool that resolves the knee and back problems of traditional weeding tools. Just point the Weed Spinner’s tip at the middle of the weed, squeeze the trigger on the drill, and the weed, root and all, are completely eliminated in a single spinning action with no root left to grow back. It’s called the Greener-De-Weeder…environmentally friendly.