14 Aug A Maryland Leader in Organic Land Care and Landscaping
Go Organic Salutes: KW Landscaping
As he became more educated about the hazards of pesticides and the potential impacts on the health of people and the environment, his concern for his team and his customers grew. Kevin decided to make the transition to offering organic land care to his customers. In 2009, Team KW permanently abandoned all chemicals. “I decided KW would simply stay true to why we are in business—to take care of others and the environment—by only using organic and natural products for our properties.”
KW landscaping has also been involved in transitioning an area of the State House grounds to organic care, a pilot project in progress. “Providing organic landcare services means my KW team will not be exposed to cancer-causing and neurotoxic chemicals from their work, our client’s children can run barefoot chasing their pets in the grass without exposure to toxic pesticides, and my company is doing its part to respect and enhance what Mother Earth had created.”
- Learn how to go pesticide-free in your lawn and landscaping, or to take the Sierra Club MD’s Pesticide-Free Yard Pledge here. “Pesticide-Free” and “Bee Safe” yard signs are available for pick up, free-of-charge, at Sierra Club MD’s College Park office during business hours. Please call ahead, (301) 277-7111.
- Watch video of the Town of Somerset Organic Yard Care Seminar by Paul Tukey.
- Montgomery County Dept. of Environmental Protection Organic Lawn Care Site.
- BeyondPesticides.org provides support for residents and communities that are interested in going pesticide-free. Free download: Pesticide-Free Communities Local Movement Fact Sheet.
- Free download, Smart on Pesticides – Go Organic: The Healthy Garden Alternative: It’s Easier Than You Think: A guide to creating beautiful gardens that protect our bay, our families, and our pets.
- Free download, Smart on Pesticides – Go Organic: Suppliers of Neonic-free Pollinator Safe Habitat Seeds & Plants.
- Free download from US Fish & Wildlife Service: Native Plants for Wildlife Habitat and Conservation Landscaping – Chesapeake Bay Watershed.