The planet is our home; we need to be more responsible. Here's what I do.
This is such an important message. -pesticides are wrong in every garden. Gardens attract bugs of all kind. Just because we don’t always like bugs it doesn’t mean we are entitled to poison them and other creatures. Bugs attract birds. Bugs attract hedgehogs. Bugs attract other creatures.
“Pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, and other “-cides” don’t fit into a bird-friendly yard. They may or may not directly affect the health of the bird, but they definitely kill off the insects that birds depend upon. They can also alter the balance of organisms in the soil and affect natural cycles. Banish the bottles from your yard care routine and your birds will thank you.” Sally Roth in the book Bird-by-Bird Gardening.
Perhaps I should put up this sign too! You can read more about the benefits about being pesticide free and order yard signs from the Pesticide Free Zone organization website.
Ms. Roth is a naturalist, gardener and award wining author. She gives lectures and is very passionate about creating gardens that welcome wildlife. She is a contributing editor for “Birds & Blooms” magazine. Sally and her husband Matt live in the Rocky mountains of Colorado. She has written several…
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