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Put a clove or two of garlic inside your 5-year-old's sock. For most elementary school children, within about 10 minutes, they will literally "taste" the garlic in their mouths. Our skin is a breathing and absorptive organ. It doesn't take a degree in biochemistry to know that if you are spraying your yard with indiscriminate killers like pesticides and chemical fungicides, these agents WILL find their way into the body of you, your children, and your pets.

So, why? Economics. The Organic program costs less, is more beneficial, yields greater results, and is infinitely safer for all living creatures. By creating a balanced environment, beneficial insects compete with pests for food, thus driving out unwanted pests like fire ants, roaches, fleas, ticks, (and in some cases... your pesky in-laws!). In addition, how about not needing to water nearly as much in the hot (expensive) summer months? How about fertilizing less often? These statements are not opinion; they are quoting recent university research projects.

Chemotherapy is a rather expensive price for a pretty lawn.... and you have a much better choice. Have you ever watched your children and grandchildren roll around and play in the grass? How about your dogs and cats? Your loved ones are absorbing extremely dangerous chemicals through their skin. Remember the ³garlic test²? Many popular FDA and EPA labeled yard amendments like 2-4D and Sevin Dust seem to be common practice for pest control these days. Yet, Agent Orange, DDT, Diazanon, and Dursban were all FDA and EPA listed as "safe chemicals" for consumer use at one time as well. These same chemicals that put the bald eagle on the endangered species list have all but eliminated our beneficial and most effec-

tive natural garden helpers.... the frog, the horny toad, lizards, and garden snakes. When was the last time you saw a toad? They were so common in this area 20 years ago. For yards that have been organic, we are seeing a resurgence of these helpful garden critters. This is natural pest control and it¹s free! What do I do now?

At DOTDIRT Organic Landscapes, we offer a complete program that will teach you how to go organic and transform your property from a chemical wasteland into a better adapted and more attractive landscape. We transform the soil using safe and natural products like apple cider vinegar, molasses, citrus rind oil, and seaweed. Sound harmless? It is. Sound effective? It works. We can act as consultants or do all the work for you. We will help you get the most out of your lawn and gardens. A successful landscape starts with healthy soil. Have confidence that as you "help us help you go Organic" the results will speak for themselves.

LI#: 0016198 is an organic landscape company serving the North Texas area, including: Dallas, Garland, Rockwall, Rowlett, Sachse, Murphy, Plano, Richardson and surrounding cities. Services include: Lawn Maintenance | Pest Control | Flower Beds | Flagstone & Brick Walkways and Patios | Fences, Decks & Arbors | Stone Walls & Edging | Ponds & Fountains | French Drains & Irrigation | Outdoor Lighting Systems | Fence & Deck Staining..