Weed Man, working with the Professional Landcare Network, has become the first corporate partner in the Environmental Protection Agency’s Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program. This EPA program aims to reduce the risk to human health and to the environment by working directly with pesticide users.
As part of its umbrella strategy, PLANET works with its members to qualify them for participation in the EPA PESP initiative. In voluntarily joining the stewardship program, Weed Man pledged that sound environmental practices will continue to be an integral part of its pesticide program.
As part of its commitment to the EPA’s risk reduction goals, Weed Man will provide fact sheets on topics such as mowing, aeration, pest control, watering and other cultural lawn practices to its customers to help homeowners understand how these practices affect the environment. Customers will also be asked to complete Weed Man’s Environmental Lawn and Garden Scorecard, which are used to measure the effectiveness of the company’s environmental awareness program.
PLANET, Weed Man and the EPA will evaluate the effectiveness of the partnership using the scorecards at the end of the year. Weed Man will use those results to develop its strategy for the next year to further educate homeowners and improve the environment.