Now that I have your attention, I want to proclaim that summer is here and inspite of the drought in much of the country, weeds may be growing in your outdoor play garden. Instead of reaching for a toxic chemical for that weed that could be very harmful to both children and wild life, try one of these easy and natural ways to kill weeds. Some of the ideas would even work with children’s help.
The impetus for these tips comes from seeing one of my neighbors, who is a doctor by the way, use one of the backpack chemical weed sprayers in his yard while the children (4 of them), the dog and the wife (a pharmacist) laid on the lawn at the same time. Needless to say I was horrified! Please use this to educate your parents about protecting children’s health These ideas were taken from the blog created by Healthy Child Healthy World, http://www.healthychild.org They have great resources for parents and early childhood professionals on keeping our children safe from chemicals.