One of the hardest parts about going green and being a green mom is the things you can’t control.
Last year our city repaved some of our most decrepit residential streets…ours included. It was pretty bad and we needed it. The hassles and delays of the project were annoying and on-going, including lots of mud and muck that always seemed to flow into our driveway during rainstorms while the curb area was a mass of dirt.
This spring the paving company finally got around to adding more dirt and planting grass. That would seem to be a relief, however they planted the most awful grass on the planet! It’s full of crab grass and weeds and, I swear, it grows two inches a day.
I called the city and asked what their plan was. The engineering department quickly answered “oh, they’re going to spray it all with some heavy-duty, industrial-strength weed killer and see how it goes.”
Fabulous. “Heavy-duty” weed killer sprayed on the lower half of my lawn…near my children’s yard…near the edge of the street…20 feet from a storm sewer drain. Well, I “know how it goes”… no doubt, in the long run, it’s going to affect a whole lot more than the weeds…and there’s not a thing I can do about it.
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