According to Beyond Pesticides, "Of 30 commonly used lawn pesticides, 19 are linked with cancer or carcinogencity, 13 are linked with birth defects, 21 with reproductive effects, 26 with liver or kidney damage, 15 with neurotoxicity, and 11 with disruption of the endocrine (hormonal) system. Of those same17 are detected in groundwater, 23 have the ability to leach into drinking water sources, 24 are toxic to fish and other aquatic organisms vital to our ecosystem, 11 are toxic to bees, and 16 are toxic to birds. With numbers like this, the only logical question becomes: is this really necessary and what can we do to stop or prevent this kind of contamination?"
Lawn Care We Like by members of the Lawn Reform Coalition covers fertilizers, pesticides, weedkillers and watering.
Organic Lawn Care Basics by horticulturist Katie Elzer-Peters includes info on making the transition.
7 Chemical-Free Fixes for Common Lawn Problems from Rodale.
How many pets are poisoned by lawn pesticides? in the San Francisco Chronicle.
Safe Lawns.org led by writer/TV host Paul Tukey, promotes and teaches organic lawn care. Paul also writes theSafe Lawns Blog and even demonstrated organic lawn care on the National Mall.
"Keep Lawns safe for you, your family, your pets and wildlife", in Indiana Living Green. On the same website, Organic Lawn Care.
From Manitoba Eco-Network, Organic Lawn Care.
Lawn Care Without Pesticides by Cornell's Frank Rossi is free, in pdf.
All about the Natural Lawn by the experts at Gardeners Supply.
Earth-Friendly Lawn Care around the Year on Sustainable Gardening.
Happy to recommend the Connecticut Dept of Environment's advice on organic lawn care.
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A Chemical Reaction is premiering in September of 2009. Watch the trailer.