If you're worried about lawn maintenance in Ottawa and the lawn maintenance services available after the province-wide ban of cosmetic pesticides, you've come to the right place. Read on for more information on natural and effective lawn maintenance services from Nutri-Lawn Ottawa.
What Are Cosmetic Pesticides?
The first thing that is important to know is what cosmetic pesticides are. Surprisingly, this is something that many homeowners seeking lawn maintenance in Ottawa are unsure of. Cosmetic pesticides are, to put it simply, pest control products that work toward the overall aesthetics of a green space. These are generally commonplace products used by lawn maintenance services.
Currently there is research on lower risk pesticides, funded by the Ontario government to replace these conventional products. This research is driven toward finding products that can help the aesthetics of a lawn, without risking dangers to the environment and the overall health of citizens.
How Does This Affect Weed Control in My Lawn Maintenance Services?
One of the major goals of lawn maintenance in Ottawa and throughout Ontario is a weed-free lawn. To do so, Nutri-Lawn Ottawa recommends applying an environmentally friendly three-way herbicide two to two and a half times per season in order to control broad-leaved weeds.
Which leads us to our most popular weed prevention product: Fiesta Lawn Weed Killer. This lawn maintenance product has received federal regulation approval and has a proven record of weed reduction. With this product, you can easily abide by regulations while keeping up on your lawn maintenance services.
How Can I Avoid Insect Infestations?
Currently, the government permits lower-risk pesticide products for lawn maintenance in Ottawa. There are, however, some guidelines that must be followed to make the alternative product acceptable. According to legislature, the product:
- Must be biological
- Must be ecological
- Must be natural
- Must be non-cosmetic
- Must be non-synthetic
- Must be non-toxic
- Must be organic
- Must be reduced-risk
Since the ban on cosmetic pesticides there has been a boon in these new alternative products in order to allow lawn maintenance services to survive.
Nutri-Lawn has many services that can help you manage your lawn in a legal and organic way. We have insect management services that make use of beneficial nematodes and core aeration. These natural techniques can keep your yard insect-free and risk-free, too.
We also carry an all-natural Mosquito Control to help keep those pests away from your summertime barbeque. Get the most out of your lawn maintenance in Ottawa with these organic pesticides and keep those pesky bugs at bay!
Are Alternatives Safer Than Conventional Cosmetic Pesticides?
This isn't a simple yes or no answer, because it varies depending on the product. There are some that are better for the environment than others. Research your products to know what risks may come with them. A few to watch out for are:
- Skin irritants
- Corrosive to eyes
- Sensitization to skin and eyes
- Harmful to inhale
- Harmful to ingest
- Harmful to absorb through skin
For any pesticides, even these new "green alternatives", it is always a good idea to be completely covered and protected when you apply them to your lawn. Looking for fast, affordable, and environmentally friendly lawn maintenance in Ottawa? Then contact Nutri-Lawn for your complimentary quote today!