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Lawn company TruGreen sprayed "organic herbicide" Fiesta on my lawn

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Lawn company TruGreen sprayed "organic herbicide" Fiesta on my lawn

Is this product even legal? I googled it online and the web says this product is not organic and that Health Canada has been ordering the stopping of these products. I'm not sure if they are harmful chemicals that belong to the old pesticides, but the lady on the phone told me wife that what they use is organic since it is illegal to spray chemicals on lawns now.

I want a refund and am not sure if they will give it, they sprayed once.

My wife insisted on getting a herbicide company to spray out lawn after complaints from the neighbor about weeds.

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Tell your neighbour your lawn is better for the planet, because it is.
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Feel bad for your wife.
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leafsnation98765 wrote: Is this product even legal? I googled it online and the web says this product is not organic and that Health Canada has been ordering the stopping of these products. I'm not sure if they are harmful chemicals that belong to the old pesticides, but the lady on the phone told me wife that what they use is organic since it is illegal to spray chemicals on lawns now.

I want a refund and am not sure if they will give it, they sprayed once.

My wife insisted on getting a herbicide company to spray out lawn after complaints from the neighbor about weeds.
I have about 20gal of that stuff that was leftover inside an IBC tank I bought from a lawn company; it absolutely is legal, which is why they're allowed to spray it. It's pretty ineffective compared to the older products though, so don't expect any visual impact on your weeds. It is "organic", though that term doesn't mean it's safe (despite what marketing teams have been pushing for some time). It smells nice though, they add eucalyptus to it to fool you into thinking it's "natural".

You seem to be confusing "organic" with "non-toxic"; organic stuff absolutely can harm you (gasoline is organic, for example, as is copper suphate, which is on organic veggies, and is absolutely toxic to humans); often organic pesticides are much worse for you than non-organic. The woman on the phone also doesn't seem to understand the terms "organic" and "chemical"; you obviously can legally spray chemicals on lawns, since they did it, with an organic chemical (of which nearly everything qualifies as, BTW).

So, is your concern that you're exposing yourself to "harmful chemicals"? If so, you likely are (depending on your definition of harmful), so just don't have them spray any more and let it dissipate into the lawn. You are not getting your money back; you signed a contract that they fulfilled (or that they will eventually fulfill), so that cash is gone. If they're going to come back for some followup sprayings, you could probably cancel those, but I doubt they'll refund you anything.
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Luckily my lawns are beautiful. A lot of hard work.

When we moved in, our front lawn was a mess.

But using this really helped and I swear by it. Pour it straight and watch the weeds die in under an hour. It was a beautiful sight.

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Golf Courses do NOT use that useless environment friendly crap. That crap is useless on weeds even if you pour straight out of the jug. Waste of money. Waste of time.
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