June at Lambert’s is summer health and safety month.
And at the top of our garden safety checklist, is our commitment to make sure our clients’ landscapes and backyards are chemical-free.
We not only think it’s a smarter and better approach, but believe that creating and maintaining a healthier garden is our responsibility.
The use of pesticides and herbicides is regulated by both federal and state agencies and each is rated as to its toxicity. Most materials cleared for use in landscaping fall into the least toxic category. Special permits are required for the use of more toxic materials. Applicators may be required to be under medical supervision while they are using certain materials. And an often-overlooked problem facing landscape maintenance and garden services providers who apply chemicals is the proper disposal of potentially hazardous waste.
You don’t have to worry about that with Lambert’s.
We decided more than thirty years ago to go “cold turkey” on chemical applications and treatments and become exclusively “organic” – that is, use only naturally sourced, non-harmful applications for fertilization, soil conditioners, disease, pest and even mosquito control.
This achieved three terrific outcomes:
One, it made our crews and clients less vulnerable to risk; two, over time without sacrificing but actually improving aesthetics, it restored a healthy balance to our clients gardens; and three – most importantly – it created a safer home and garden environment for the people and families we served.
Six benefits of treating gardens the non-toxic way:
1. Better air quality, no residue, better plant nutrition, and a healthier population of beneficial insects and pollinators.
2. Healthy mature organic lawns require significantly less supplemental water and when serviced with the proper equipment produce only a fraction of the landscape debris that is sent unnecessarily to our landfills each day.
3. Organic lawn and garden care will save you money and time due to lower input costs, i.e. mowing, watering, fertilizing, and weed and pest control.
4. Organic garden treatments that use natural materials are not harmful to animals—pets, wildlife, and birds.
5. In a healthy organically treated garden, toxic pest controls are rarely necessary.
6. Organically maintained gardens are environmentally safe and do not compromise groundwater quality.
?Contact Melissa Livingston for your summer organic service and mosquito treatment appointment at 214-350-8350.