Green, Earth-Friendly Lawn Care
When it rains, the water which drains from lawns, driveways, and streets ends up in our streams and lakes. Fertilizers and pesticides carried in this run-off contaminate our drinking water and harm the quality of the waters where we fish, swim, and paddle.
It is possible to have a healthy, green lawn without using pesticides and large amounts of fertilizer. Practices such as “mowing long” and leaving grass clippings in place help promote optimal grass-growing conditions. Weeds that are present in your lawn can provide clues to what your lawn might be lacking (light, aeration, nutrients.) Remember: a healthy lawn is not necessarily completely weed-free!
- Learn how to encourage the lawn plants you want: Basic Lawn Maintenance
- Learn how to avoid conditions that allow weeds to flourish: Weeds and Other Pests
- Learn how to give your lawn a “facelift”: Advanced Lawn Maintenance