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It has to Get Worse before It Gets Grass

When starting with Stangl’s Safe Lawn Program, expect your lawn to get worse at first. Your dirt has the life to support weeds, and with our introduction of Nature’s Brew, it will start the succession of life, which will support higher successional plants such as grass, not weeds. Weeds are one of the first successional...

Turf and Soil Health Can Cure Disease, Weeds, and Insects

Disease, weeds and insects. These are just three of the things that homeowners battle with in their yards every season. But just what are they? While you may see ugly critters crawling through your yard, you may not know just what exactly they are. And while you may see straggly things popping up that clearly...

The Animal Crisis in Canada Due to Pesticides and Fertilizers

For years it’s been known that there’s an animal crisis relating to pesticides and fertilizers. And those who weren’t convinced always pointed to the fact that they needed ‘proof’. Now sadly, the evidence has revealed itself in big ways all over the country, and it may soon make its way to Ontario’s animals as well....

Fungi may be the Answer to our Carbon Problems

Many people today are becoming more and more aware of the problems carbon causes, for the planet itself and the people who inhabit it. For those unaware of this type of science, carbon is produced when fossil fuels are burned to produce energy. When that carbon makes its way into the air it becomes carbon...

Stuck in the Science of the 80s

It was with a heavy heart that we learned back in June that Dr. June Irwin had passed away. Dr. Irwin was the leading force in a decision by the Supreme Court of Canada that banned the use of certain pesticides. The fight came from her own findings and observations that they were not only...