You Bet Your Garden

When the chemicals on your lawn are coming from next door!

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July 16, 2011 — It’s one of the most common complaints we receive. Mike McGrath discusses what to do when your next door neighbor has a heavy hand with herbicides and other toxic sprays.

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Question of the Week

My next-door neighbor is planning to lay sod and, without warning, sprayed his entire back yard and decimated everything. It seems to have only affected a small amount of grass at the very edge of our property, and the runoff should mostly go to the neighbor behind him; but do I need to be worried about my health or the impact on our normally chemical-free lawn? And I guess it’s too late to do anything now, but what would be the organic procedure to get rid of weeds before laying sod? He works in landscaping so maybe I can educate him… Get the answer »

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