Here are some sobering statistics that should give us pause about using chemicals in our yards.  

Of the 30 common pesticides and fertilizers available for lawns and plants:  19 are linked to cancer, 13 are linked to birth defects, 26 with kidney damage, 15 with neurotoxicity.  Skin is the largest organ of a human/animal’s body.  The skin is capable of absorbing all these toxins. 
There are many products to use to help keep your gardens lush and beautiful as well as safe for man, animal, and the environment.
Seek out nurseries and garden centers that offer green products and specialists that can advise you on what products are the best and safest to use.
Use Eco-Friendly Landscaping Services who will treat your lawns and garden beds with products that are safe for the environment.