Why does anyone use Roundup any more?

With so many “settlements” in the past few years (especially the most recent $2 BILLION dollar one), it’s next to impossible to NOT know about the controversy surrounding the popular weedkiller Roundup. As well as the REASONS why they’re in the spotlight (people shouldn’t use it because of the effects that are alleged).

That said – we see people almost DAILY along the Route 22 corridor using Roundup and other similar “weedkillers” on their properties.

Just for the record – we do not use that stuff. Why? Because we don’t run a golf course or other high-status property. Who are we trying to impress? Our “weedkiller” is called our WEED WHACKER.

Weeds are tough, we’ll admit that

That’s not saying we’re winning the war on weeds – quite the opposite. We’re losing. Not because we don’t use weedkiller – but rather because we have time issues and are falling behind.

Regardless – we just can’t figure out why these things (toxic chemicals) are still selling like hotcakes. Are people really not informed? Do they not have computers with alternate information streams?

And why are people even worried about things like dandelions? Heck, they’re beneficial in a medicinal way!

I guess a lot of folks take their lawns way too seriously. Maybe even borderline perfectionists.

We understand, though – it’s nice to take pride in your property and the work you put into it.

But at what point do you sacrifice your health for some superficial appearance?

And what about that added expense? For what? A very interesting phenomenon indeed. You know, the whole lawn care industry – and the money behind it. It’s a whole big world if you’ve been fortunate enough to not get involved. It’s a steep, slippery slope for sure.

Just cut the grass and do some “respectable” trimming, and you’ll all look the same come some cold January day when everything is equal.

About the author


NJroute22 (site admin) is an avid traveler along NJ Route 22 (and almost all of central New Jersey!) Family man, pet lover, and property owner who has a natural curiosity for everything around.