This Year, Go Organic

This is the time of the year when we’re all bombarded by fliers for lawn care, but only a few are offering treatment that is free of pesticides, herbicides, and chemical fertilizers. And even fewer of these companies have the appropriate certifications needed to use the traditional fertilizers.

The good news for us and our environment is that there have been significant improvements in organic programs both in terms of certification programs and products that have made organic solutions a real option. The Board of Trustees has started the conversion process by interviewing organic companies to take over the care of our common properties. As part of this process, we are asking for pricing for individual homeowners so that we can take advantage of our buying power. Stay tuned and we will let you know as soon as we have completed this process.

Check out this article about the concerns of the Bernards Township Environmental Commission and others. Organic solutions are really gaining momentum and there is a large volume of information on this topic. We strongly encourage you to investigate organic alternatives before making any final decisions on lawn care solutions for this upcoming season.

If you have not yet signed up with a maintenance company for this year, we’d suggest that you hold off until we get these quotes in, and can offer you these alternatives. If you have, you are free to keep your contract or switch if you see a benefit in doing so. We just want to make sure that you have all of the information, and can make a meaningful choice for yourself and your family.

We’ll inform you as soon as we have the options available. There’s still plenty of time for you to decide on your lawn care for this year, and we hope you’ll agree with us that it makes sense to eliminate chemical poisons and fertilizers in our common areas, and encourage homeowners to do the same. Look for our next mailing and on the web site to take advantage of the offers we’re getting. Thanks

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