The blooming of forsythia shrubs and the sprouting of tree leafs signals the beginning of the lawn care season and the many critical decisions to grow strong, resilient grass this spring. This year, seven retailers in Kane County alleviate the anxiety lawn care may bring by eco-labeling effective organic and natural lawn care products and tools.
Two local governments in Illinois last week passed resolutions to shift jurisdiction over the regulation of private pesticide use from the State to local authorities. The Village of Oak Park and the City of Evanston passed the resolutions in hopes that the Illinois General Assembly will reconsider a law that prohibits local authorities from regulating
Superweeds are weeds that have built up a resistance to the effects of herbicides used in agriculture to kill them. Weeds such as marestail (horseweed) and palmer amaranth (pigweed) are rapidly growing problems for farmers, pushing them to apply more herbicides, like 2, 4-D and Roundup, more often. These products have been shown to harm human