One of the great things about summer is spending time outside, and what nicer way than on your own green lawn. Here are some tips to get a green lawn that is chemical-free, sustainable and uses less resources!

Reduce Turf Area
Chemical-Free Summer : Greener lawnsReducing your turf area will cut down on the amount of water your lawn needs and the amount of energy you consume maintaining your lawn. Here are a few ways to reduce the amount of turf area and create a beautiful space.

  • Ground Covers – These are plants that spread across the ground but do not grow tall.
  • Xeriscaping – using native, drought tolerant plants
  • Native trees with mulch

Chemical-Free Summer : Greener lawns
Water Smart
We all know lawns need water, but there are smart alternatives to setting the automatic sprinkler on a timer and forgetting about it. Here are a few ways to keep a healthy watered lawn and conserve water at the same time!

  • Water in the morning when temperatures are cooler.
  • Adjust your lawn mower up at least one notch. Taller grass holds moisture better.
  • Add a rain sensor or moisture sensor shutoff device to your automatic sprinkler system
  • Use a rain gauge, if you get 3/4 to 1 inch of rain in a week you can skip your next watering
  • Use more natural, organic based lawn fertilizers like Revive.

Here are a few resources to get you started!

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