Natural Yard Care

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Enjoy a beautiful and healthy lawn without hurting your family, pets, or the environment.

  • BabyInGrassLawns are where people and pets play outside the house. So applying chemical fertilizers is harmful to the ones we love. Consider using non-toxic methods and products, and alternatives to grass such a food garden.

  • Lawns absorb water, which helps reduce storm runoff and improve water quality. So keeping grass height between 2.5-3.5 inches is optimal.

  • Lawns have a significant cooling effect, provide oxygen, trap dust and dirt, promote healthful micro-organisms, prevent erosion and filter rainwater contaminants. So make sure to test the pH of your soil and aerate your soil regularly.

Click here to watch a short and fun video on Natural Yard Care with soccer play Kasey Keller!



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