South Portland May Ban Pesticides – Any Organic Alternatives?
Our grass is greening up! If you are a resident of So.Po., and if you're thinking of using any pesticides to treat your lawn, you might want to look into an organic alternative. South Portland is on track to join 26 other Maine communities that have pesticide-control ordinances. If it passes, it will go into effect May 1,2017 for city properties and May 1,2018 for private properties. Sable Oaks Golf Club and the South Portland Municipal Golf Course would eventually fall under the ban as well. If you use synthetic pesticides or herbicides after the ban, consequences include escalating fines- after one warning, they go from $200 to $1,000 per offense.
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I can't tell the difference from a plant or a weed, so my lawn has always been natural.