Practice Natural Lawn Care

Lawnmower

Lawns are a wonderful place to relax and play as a family, but keeping them green and weed-free can take a lot of work and water and create a lot of waste. Building healthy soil and watering properly are the foundations of a strong lawn that outgrows most weeds and resists other problems with less work, water, fertilizer, pesticide and waste.

Benefits

  • Have a beautiful lawn that out-competes weeds and stays green.
  • Save money on water and lawn care products.
  • Spend less time on maintenance.

How to Practice Natural Lawn Care

  • Mow higher (1-2 inches), mow often and leave the clippings on the lawn.
  • Fertilizer moderately in May and September with organic or slow-release fertilizers.
  • Think twice before using weed and feed or other pesticides.
  • Water deeply to moisten the root zone; let the soil dry out between watering.
  • Revitalize your lawn by aerating, over-seeding and top-dressing with compost.

Here in Bellevue

Environmental stewardship is a deeply held community value and high priority for Bellevue residents. But your lawn care practices may actually contribute to our environmental problems, depending on how you care for it. Lawns are where we often use the most pesticides, fertilizer, and water, and produce the most waste. Join your neighbors and do your part to conserve and protect our water resources and recycle waste by practicing natural lawn care.

Additional Resources

Lawns Guide Fertilizing Guide
Composting Yard Trimmings Guide
Lawn Alternatives Guide
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