News : Purely Organic Targets Beauty and Health of Your Lawn and Garden

Jul 23, 2014

Published on Seacoast Online

By Kyle Bonus

PORTSMOUTH- Did you know your feet contain over 4,000 pores that are the largest on the human body? Many people take pride in the outdoor appearance of their homes—going to great lengths to grow and maintain beautiful lush gardens and lawns—but are unaware of the negative impacts these chemicals can have on your lawn, pets and even family. Our body absorbs chemicals through the skin at an alarming rate and that can affect our overall health.

Children are at higher risk for health effects from exposure to toxic chemicals than adults because of child’s developing internal organs. Traditional lawn care chemicals have the potential to attack the central nervous system and produce symptoms including, but not limited to, rash, chest tightness, asthma-like attacks and blurred or dim vision. It may be difficult to prevent your child from playing in the grass while enjoying the outdoors, but it’s an easy decision to hire an organic lawn care company and reduce the risk of a family’s exposure to chemicals in their backyard.

Maintaining a organic lawn this summer prevents further environmental damage. Owner of Purely Organic Lawn Care Jay Palladino knows firsthand the impacts lawn care chemicals can have on family pets. Before starting Purely Organic, Palladino found his two month year old puppy, Pal, unconscious after playing outdoors in the yard. That same morning a chemical lawn care company had treated his property. After two nights in the veterinary hospital, Pal was diagnosed and treated for chemical poisoning. After Pal was given a clean bill of health, Palladino requested the company he’d hired use organic fertilizer. When they said no, Palladino decided to start his own organic lawn care company with a focus to help other property owners avoid the same risks. Purely Organic’s Residential Foreman Jason Lefebvre also equates traditional lawn care to putting your lawn on drugs.

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