Natural Lawn Care | Gardening Solutions
Mimicking nature when caring for your lawn reduces the need for chemicals, watering, and gas-fueled machines. For example, you can mulch with leaf litter collected in the fall to protect soil health and moisture, and you can landscape with native shrubs, as these species have developed defenses against “pests” and don’t require watering beyond the region’s usual rainfall. Native plants also contribute to species diversity — from soil bacteria on up. The pleasing aesthetic of diversity will soon replace the aesthetic of a monoculture expanse of green. Using natural lawn care will return a bit of natural diversity to your small part of the planet.