Grow Green Grass Naturally and a Non-Toxic Weed Spray Recipe {Pure Living}

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Use these strategies for green grass naturally and a recipe for a non-toxic weed spray to enjoy the outdoors without chemicals and pesticides in order to safeguard your health, balance your weight and prevent cancer!

Spending time outdoors in nature can have immense health benefits. Emerging research confirms what many of us recognize innately–being close to nature and green grass improves our health. The study, using long-term data from the Nurses’ Health Study, found that people who live in “greener” areas with more vegetation have a lower risk of mortality.

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Specifically, those with the most greenery within 800 feet of their homes had a 12 percent lower rate of mortality from any non-accidental cause than people living in the least green places. When looking closer, researchers found that participants’ social engagement, mental health, physical activity level of exposure to air pollution likely explained how green spaces make a difference in health outcomes. 

Unfortunately, many lawns are covered in toxic chemicals. Traditional lawn care products that use synthetic fertilizers and chemical herbicides carry risks, especially for vulnerable pets and children. These chemicals can also run off and contaminate water supplies. 

In the US, over 4.5 billion pounds of pesticides are used each year, with 75% used in agriculture and 25% in homes and gardens. More and more research is demonstrating adverse health impacts of pesticides, especially for sensitive individuals.

Chemicals in herbicides, insecticides and pesticides which are common in our environments are linked to rising rates of diseases including obesity, diabetes, thyroid diseases, behavioral problems, cancers and more. Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) including pesticides seem to be increasingly significant contributors to our growing waistlines. These substances can cause an increase in fat cells, a decrease in calories burned, resistance to the hormone insulin and altered satiety.

You can take action to grow healthy green grass while avoiding toxic chemicals by following some simple pure strategies for growing green grass naturally!

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Enact these strategies to Grow Green Grass Naturally that you can enjoy with health!

Choose a Locally Adapted Grass

The type of lawn surface you use can make a big difference in how much care your yard requires.  Grasses vary in the type of climate, temperature and water amount they prefer. Be sure to choose a grass seed that is appropriate for the amount of shade and sun in your yard as well. Selecting the proper species for your conditions also helps reduce the need for watering and makes your lawn more drought-resistant. Speak with a local organic gardening center or expert to learn about which species thrive in your location.

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One of the best ways keep your lawn lush and free of weeds naturally is to keep the grass thick and healthy. Adding additional grass seed over an existing lawn can help keep green grass thick and healthy and crowd out space where weeds would otherwise takeover. This is best done in the fall or spring season.

You can also thicken your lawn by cutting appropriately. Studies from the University of Maryland show that moving cool-season grass 3 inches high is  as effective as using chemical herbicides to suppress crabgrass. Keep your mover blades sharp to help seal in water and prevent infection of your grass. Leaving the clippings instead of bagging them when you mow not only helps keep unnecessary yard waste out of landfills but also adds valuable organic matter to the soil to avoid the need for fertilizer. 

Choose Green Garden Pest Control

Using chemical-based commercial insect control treatments introduces chemicals into your yard and home and often poses a greater threat than the insects they are designed to kill. It is important to choose non-toxic, green methods for controlling insects in the home and garden.

In the garden, choose organic methods to grow healthy plants and control pests. Beneficial insects, traps, barriers and companion planting techniques can help create a healthy garden. 

Mosquito control using toxic chemicals in your yard can contribute to hormone imbalances and increase our risk of several chronic diseases including many cancers. Additionally, these treatments are not generally very effective at eradicating the pests.

Instead, make an effort to remove standing water and use natural repellents like garlic juice, neem oil and marigolds. Many plants naturally repel insects like mosquitoes. For example, rose-scented geraniums and lemongrass contain the natural insect repellents citronella and geraniol. Non-Toxic Pheromone Mosquito Traps are also safer alternatives for your yard. 

Target Weeds with Non-Toxic Solutions

Over 78 million households in the US use home and garden pesticides (EPA, 2004) which have been associated with a variety of serious health concerns for humans and pets. The majority of commonly used lawn pesticides have been shown to be carcinogens, be associated with birth defects, have reproductive effects, cause neurotoxicity, damage the liver and kidney and disrupt the endocrine (hormonal) system. Dogs exposed to lawn chemicals have significantly increased risks of several types of cancers (Glickman, Lawrence, et al. 2004).

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Dig out weeds and use natural solutions like corn gluten to prevent new weeds like dandelions. You can make this non-toxic weed spray using 1 pound table salt dissolved in 1 gallon white vinegar with 8 drops non -toxic castile soap (affiliate link).

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Comments

  • Marla

    HI Dr Jennifer,
    We use this weed killer recipe and it actually works better than the commercial chemically laden stuff without poisoning your body. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful tips on chemical free lawn – i keep every thing chemical free in around my house. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & tweeted!

    • Dr. Jennifer L. Weinberg, MD, MPH, MBE

      Hi Marla! Thanks so much for sharing your experience. I am so glad you have found success with these less toxic options. It is wonderful to connect with others who are like-minded and living a non-toxic lifestyle as well!

  • Raia

    I love how easy this is. I’m going to have to try it out. Thank you for sharing it with us at Allergy Free Thursdays, Jennifer! 🙂

  • Deborah Davis

    I couldn’t agree more! It is so important for our lawns to be healthy and free of toxins. I am so delighted that you shared these vital strategies for growing green grass naturally and a recipe for a non-toxic weed spray at the Healthy Happy Green and Natural Party!Thank you so much for sharing your gems and for your support! All the best, Deborah

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