IPM, Roundup and Pesticide Reduction Strategies
Rossmoor is making efforts to reduce the amount of synthetic chemicals in the landscape site-wide. Some Mutuals have gone organic, but even in those that haven’t, we have changed our practices to minimize use as much as possible.
Meanwhile, if you are concerned about the health of your pets, keep them away from the blue dye. The dye is used to indicate that an herbicide has recently been sprayed. We also utilize ‘the 4 T’s,’ which means we only spray synthetic herbicide on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 to 2. Consider walking your pets before 10 a.m. or after 2 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Management cannot influence each Mutual’s decision to ‘go organic,’ as it does increase coupon cost. If you are interested in implementing an organic-only rule, contact the members of your Mutual’s board of directors.
For a YouTube video explaining our chemical reduction strategy, click here.