When I was a kid we pulled weeds as one of our chores and I remember
my dad used this long pointed spade to dig dandelions out of the lawn.
Then somewhere along the line people decided to just spray everything
In our neighborhood residents pay a monthly fee to have the landscaping of common areas and our front yards cared for by an outside company. Due to the use of pesticides and herbicides we have decided to mind our own garden. We still have to pay the monthly fee even though we don't take the service but knowing that my children and dogs are not rolling in chemicals makes it worth it.
First we noticed that we had more bugs and weeds but we had more wildflowers as well. Then lizards, frogs and birds came to eat the bugs. The tortoises came to eat the weeds and a mouse even came to eat the crumbs the kids dropped under the table so I no longer had to sweep. In a short time we reached a nice balance. And we all lived happily ever after.
Nikon D7000 ~ Nikkor 50mm 1.8G ~ Exposure 1/600 ~ Aperture f/8.0 ~ ISO Speed 400
ODC - DIY
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