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How to Make Your Lawn Eco-Friendly

What’s the best way to make your lawn eco-friendly?

America’s grass-covered landscapes account for 3 trillion gallons of water per year and are also a source of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers, both of which can be harmful to wildlife and the environment.

Thankfully, there are many ways to make your yard more environmentally-friendly and it doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive.

Plant native plants

According to the National Wildlife Federation, native plants are suited to the soil, climate, and moisture of your area. They attract fewer insects and require less water to thrive, resulting in a more sustainable lawn.

Use organic lawn food

Choosing natural fertilizers instead of synthetic ones reduces the amount of pollution going into the air, water, and soil. They’re made from ingredients like bone meal, kelp meal, fish meal, alfalfa meal, and other organic materials that promote a healthy lawn.

Take control of weeds

Weeding your yard can help keep grasses healthy and reduce runoff that can pollute local waterways, including the Great Salt Lake. Remove weeds as soon as they’re sprouting to prevent them from stealing valuable nutrients from your grass and other plants.

Compost the waste that’s left over in your yard

Adding a compost bin to your home is an easy way to reduce your carbon footprint and create nutrient-rich organic matter for your garden. Creating a compost bin that includes organic waste such as vegetable and fruit scraps, eggshells, newspapers, weeds, wood shavings, and cardboard will encourage the formation of healthy, rich compost.

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