Green Lawn Care

Love Your Lawn, Protect Our Waters

 

When it rains, the water that 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!

Encourage the lawn plants you want: Lawn Maintenance: Basic

Avoid conditions that allow weeds to flourish: Lawn Maintenance: Weeds

Give your lawn a “facelift”: Lawn Maintenance: Advanced