Experts say synthetic lawn care products, while they can help in the short term, are costly to the ecosystem and human health over time.
THAT’S WHAT REALLY IS TODAY. >> SPECIAL AND HONORS DOED AND VIOLATED IN THE FREEDOM IN AFGHANISTAN AND THE IRAQI MAC FREEDOM. >> This is a time of year when we strive to have a lush green law, but it comes at a price. MONICA LALIBERTE TELLS US NOT ONLY THE PRICE OF YOUR WALLET, BUT THE SURROUNDING AREA. CHOOSE EVERY TIME I HAVE PASSED HIS NEIGHBORS LANA. It’s like the perfect carpet of green, isn’t it? The reality is that anything we do to have green laws isn’t very green. THAT’S WHAT SUSAN SEEES AS GRIGNARD. A FIELD OF WILDFLOWERS AND DANDELIONS. >> I’m trying to do everything in my power to cut my carbon foot pressure. So I don’t have to water my law, I just take good care of it and don’t mow and blow and, as you know, burn gas. >> Reporter: All of us want a lush law like this and are willing to pay a lot for us. We spent approximately $ 35 billion a year on legal and gardening products. EXPERTS SAY WHILE SYNTHETIC LEGAL CARE PRODUCTS ARE SHORT-TERM HELP, THEY ARE FREE TO THE ECOSYSTEM AND OUR HEALTH. >> YOU CAN TRACK PESTICIDES FROM THE LAW IN YOUR HOME, WHERE THEY MAY GO INTO THE DUST ON YOUR FLOOR AND CARPET. THEN CHILDREN CAN BE EXPOSED. Several common pesticides are thought to be linked to a variety of problems including diabetes, reproductive and developmental problems. >> Reporter: THE PESTICIDE AND FERTILIZER INDUSTRY SAYS THE EPA APPROVAL OF EXISTING LAW AND PESTICIDES MEANS THE CHEMICALS SHOULD BE USED SAFELY AS INSTRUCTED ON THE LABEL. SOME SECURITY LAWYERS SAY THE AGENCY AUDIT REQUIREMENTS ARE OUT OF DATE. However, a greener approach to the administration of justice is not like that. >> It might seem counter-intuitive, but it will cut back when watering your right as less water will encourage the grass to grow deeper roots and develop resistance to drunkenness. >> Reporter: WATER ONLY DURING EARLY MORNING TO NOT PROMOTE FUNGUS. KEEP THE GRASS A SMALL DEALER COMES OVER 3-4 INCHES. WHEN YOU MOW, USE THE MULCH YOU MELT. As for Clover, experts say adding nitrogen and keeping other weeds in the bay is good for your right. WHILE SOME SAY A WEED IS JUST A PLANT THAT GROW IN THE WRONG PLACE, SUSAN RUBY FEELS WHEN THEY GROW IT IS THE RIGHT PLACE. >> I see that’s nice. >> Reporter: LAWS HAVE DIFFERENT NEEDS depending on the amount of sunlight, the type of grass you have and the soil you can reach. WE ALSO HAVE A LINK TO THE ORGANIC LEGISLATION OF THE NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY WITH OUR STORY ON THE 5 ON YOUR PAGE OF WRAL.COM.