Something tells me this whole “green” craze is going to get a whole lot worse before it gets better. I got an email today from Scott’s Lawn Care touting their new “Water Smart” fertilizer. Their “new Water Smart™ formula saves you thousands of gallons of water a year!”
Curious as to how exactly fertilizer can cut down on your water usage, I went to their website to find out more. Their site is very short on details, but the general gist is that a fertilized lawn will need less water to keep healthy than an unfertilized lawn. So their “Water Smart” fertilizer is just the same old stuff with a new, hip eco-friendly feel-good label!
Look, I’m all for taking common-sense steps to help the environment. Whether or not global warming turns out to be real, making the earth a better place can only be a good thing. But I guess it was inevitable that the whole thing would get commercialized ad nauseum.
So, thanks anyway Scotts, but I think I’ll have to pass on putting your corny Water Smart Pledge badge on my blog.