Concerned about the environment and the health of their children and pets, more and more suburban municipalities and homeowners are turning to organic lawn care.
|Product applied||55 pounds||360 pounds|
|Fertilizer||Mostly nitrogen, synthetic||Sanitized poultry manure|
|Weed control||Pendimethalin, 2,4D||Corn gluten|
|Grub control||Bifenthrin||Milky spore|
|Advantages||Price, convenience||Healthy soil, peace of mind|
|Disadvantages||EPA lists some ingredients as "possible carcinogens||Bulky materials, price|
Based on a year of care for a 5,000-square-foot suburban lawn, Scott's Lawn Pro 4-Step program vs. Cockadoodle DOO four-step program plus milky spore.