can have a lawn and still be kind to the environment.
by setting your mower high. Tall grass
is more drought tolerant and better able to resist pests and compete with
weeds. And consider converting to a hand
propelled push mower. It's better for
the environment and your waistline.
the clippings on the lawn. Short
clippings do not cause thatch, but add moisture, organic matter and nutrients
to the soil.
organic slow release fertilizer to feed the lawn. Apply most of your fertilizer in fall for
best results. And even just one
fertilization a year can greatly reduce weed problems.
weeds by hand and check out some of the new tools to make the job easier. Or use eco-friendly corn gluten meal in
spring and fall. This product prevents
seeds, including grass and weeds from sprouting.
sure to sweep all clippings and chemicals off walks and drives.
Consider growing more
drought tolerant grass to reduce watering needs. Native buffalo grass and rhizomatous tall
fescue are just two possible options. These drought tolerant grasses allow you to grow a traditional lawn with
less water. Make sure the grass matches
the growing conditions in your landscape.