It was a beautiful weekend in my neck of the woods. People in our neighborhood, including us, were outside working in the yard. Between of the rain we’ve had recently and some sunny, warmer weather, that means that weed season is starting. We had some pretty good sized weeds already taking root in planting beds and the lawn. So, what to do? Take out the weed killer and zap them in no time. What’s in that stuff anyway? Is it really such a good idea?
We just assume that something that is widely available in stores and used by so many people on a regular basis must be safe. As I looked into this, I found that although the makers of these products claim the safety of their active ingredients, there are many other undisclosed ingredients that aren’t listed due to “trade secrets.” I looked at a couple of websites that were very enlightening to me. I will let you draw your own conclusions from these sites.
I’ll tell you what we will be doing at my house - pulling weeds the old fashioned way. It’s a good activity to do as a family, its good exercise, and I don’t have to worry about what may or may not be in those spray weed killers.