Sunday, May 22, 2011

Ugly TO

If you're in Toronto, or the GTA, where abouts?

Are you finding what I find, that the weeds everywhere are just obnoxiously horrible?

I know, I know . . . the environment. While I'm all for not killing ourselves with chemicals, I wonder if there isn't some way to rid ourselves of the weeds for both aesthetics and for the health benefits of those of us who suffer from allergies.

Seasonal allergies are always going to be a part of life, but since the ban on chemical controls, those of us who suffer, suffer much more. Imagine having a perpetual cold/flu. Dripping nose, itchy eyes, sore throat . . . and it just never goes away. Sure, you can take allergy medication --- EVERY DAY. More expensive than gas and the non-drowsy never works as well and if you take the other stuff, might just as well stay in bed. The whole point of letting the weeds run amok is to avoid putting chemicals into our bodies, I guess it's just some of us can't avoid it if we can afford it.

It's funny, fields of dandelions are lovely, but boulevards and lawns, cemeteries and plaza grass patches, highway dividers and seams of land that are vacant . . . they just look scruffy.

No, I'm not advocating a full-scale return to chemical weed elimination . . . but, hey, is your part of TO looking really shabby too?

Just wondering.


Anonymous said...

I am ADVOCATING a return to public use of herbicides for weed control.
Mcginty exempted farmers and golf courses because they were very vocal.
Maybe a court challenge would change the governments thinking.

fernstalbert said...

Sorry the dandelion is the bright blight of the urban landscape. There is an old gardening saying, "even a rose is a weed if its in the wrong place". Cheers.

Swift said...

Millions suffering from hayfever is natural and good. A few having slight discomfort from herbacides is artificial and bad. Back to nature wins in Liberal Ontario.

bertie said...

Another great Green piece of BS..Using weed killers is not a problem to the environment.What is the problem is the lying government of McGuinty.Go to the government office of the environment and you will find out what weed killers are permitted.Otherwise you would not be able to buy weed and feed in Quebec when it is banned in Ontario.Coincidence???