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I'm thinking of buying a townhome as it is much more affordable than a single detached house. But pesticide use for lawn care in townhomes concerns me. My baby is only 10mo - she's still crawling. I want her to crawl and run around in my yard without any danger. But if the lawn is spread with pesticide once a year, is it really bad for my child? I assume that rain will clean out the pesticide on the surface area...but I'm not very comfortable with it. It would be hard not to let my child go into the yard and play. I can probably buy an old and crappy house that needs a lot of updating for a little more than a decent townhome. What do you think? Thanks!
 

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I bought a house that has had a lawn service up until we bought it. So, it most likely had the lawn sprayed last year.<br><br>
While I would have rather not had this, this was the best choice for our situation right now. We will obviously not be spraying the lawn with anything and for the moment DD doesn't really like to go in the grass.<br><br>
My plan is to keep the grass healthy and growing and not use any pesticides or herbicides on it. Someone here mentioned that replacing the lawn with natives is an option. I'm looking into this. Granted I would have rather had an old farmhouse and that might be the way we go later, but for now, I live in the suburbs. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">:
 
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