There's a lot to love about lawns already. They are a great place to play and grow. Here are a few extra things you can do to make your lawn even more environmentally friendly.
Through a combination of watering and mowing practices you can encourage your roots to work harder for a more self-reliant lawn. Deeper roots are more resourceful. They reach further for water and nutrients in your soil requiring less care and inputs.
Leave the grass clippings on your lawn after mowing. This is called grass cycling or mulch mowing and it allows your lawn to recycle nutrients back into the soil naturally and reduces yard waste.
Adding diversity to your yard will strengthen your ecosystem and bring texture, color, and beauty.
After decades of dependence on pesticides, herbicides, and other “quick fixes”, it’s time to build a more rewarding relationship with our yards for ourselves and for our planet.
It’s easy to get caught up in growing a perfect lawn. Instead we’re asking you to take a little step back. Being watchful will help you get to know your lawn ecosystem and catch imbalances early on.
Small changes will help make it even better, but let’s take a minute to celebrate the great work your little patch of grass is already doing for the planet.