The Q&A Archives: Eco-Friendly Lawns

Question: I would love to support the green cause and use as many eco-friendly products as possible but I am afraid my lawn will look more like a dandelion garden if I do not use a strong pesticide. What are some ways to get a lush lawn without using harmful chemicals?

Answer: Making your outdoor space more environmentally friendly does not have to be a hassle.
Choose plants native to your area that do not require a lot of watering or fertilizing, and opt for naturally derived garden products whenever possible. Check out the full line of Ortho Ecosense lawn and garden products in store.

If you encourage healthy bugs like ladybugs, lacewings and other predatory insects to come into your garden, they will feed on your pests.

Try Certified Organics fertilizer to feed soil organisms. These organisms break down organic material and help feed your plants. Organic compost and plant food are great for adding nutrients to your soil. Organic mulch will also help combat weeds. Instead of tossing your garden and lawn clippings into the garbage, put them back into your garden with the help of a composter.

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