Healthy Living: Lawn Care
The outdoor home environment is as important as the indoor environment.
What you can do:
- Choose nontoxic alternatives to herbicides. Many herbicides are considered to be carcinogens. Chemicals on your lawn wind up on anyone that plays in the yard (adults, kids, pets).
- Xeriscape-cover your yard with native grasses and plants.
- Adjust your lawn mower to its highest setting. The longer blades of grass will develop stronger root systems and resist weed growth.
- Leave grass clippings on the lawn to add nitrogen to the soil.
- Plant an organic garden.