12 ways to Green Your Lawn
Having a lush, green lawn is a coveted goal of many suburban homeowners. Below are some eco-considerations to help you turn up the green (and we don’t mean color) as you plant and care for your lawn.
Gasoline-powered mowers contribute to air and noise pollution and produce significant volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Keep fine grass clippings and shredded leaves on the lawn to provide a natural fertilizer.
A sharpened blade set at the correct height helps keep your lawn healthy.
If needed, add organic fertilizer: its slower release means grass won’t grow so fast and you won’t have to mow as often.
Choose organic treatments for grubs and other lawn pests.
Choose natural treatments for common lawn diseases.
A smaller lawn means less mowing, watering, and fertilizing.
Planting the right grass saves on water and fertilizer.
Replace some of your lawn with a ground cover or moss.
Plant native or drought-resistant plants, especially if you live in dry climate.
Keep your garden looking green without draining the water bank with these H2O saving ideas.
Organic landscape and lawn services are springing up everywhere to meet the needs of homeowners who want healthy water, air, and soil along with a well-kept yard.