The Eco-Landscaping Guide educates citizens about alternate lawn care techniques for maintaining outdoor green spaces. This guide presents resources to assist home owners, businesses, schools and municipalities to use alternatives to conventional lawn care methods.
Over the years, lawns and gardens have been managed in a reactive or conventional way of applying fertilizer and weed killer. Decision makers now have choices for cultivating and maintaining their property with organic or natural methods – a proactive approach to managing lawns and gardens.
The benefits of a natural lawn care system include:
- Reduce exposure to chemicals for people, pets and plants
- Improved ecosystems for birds insects and bugs
- Improved water quality and reduced storm water runoff
- Long-term savings compared to conventional methods