• Take your yard organic – Organic fertilizer provides the carbohydrates soil organisms require. Chemicals don’t.
  • No crabgrass. And no chemicals – Corn gluten meal spread in late winter works just as well – without possibly harmful effects for your family and pets.
  • Invite flying flowers – By planting azaleas, lilacs and other attractive flowering plants, you can actually attract butterflies to your yard.
  • Water less for healthier grass – One heavy watering per week is better than less water more frequently. It promotes deeper roots, making your grass more drought resistant.
  • See green at sale time – Unlike any other home improvement, landscaping usually returns more than 100% of the investment at sale time.
  • Control doggy dead spots –If your dog creates brown patches, alter the ph of her urine with Brewer’s Yeast tablets.
  • Don’t pine for pines – Pine trees, although pretty, kill lawns. The needles are acidic and smother grass, too. Be sure to have needles cleaned up regularly.
  • Tick talk – To reduce ticks, create a 3-foot wide, 3-inch deep break of mulch, gravel or wood chips around the perimeter of your lawn.
  • Bite mosquitoes back – One of the most commonly overlooked places mosquitoes breed is in gutters that don’t fully drain.
  • Weed with feed – White distilled vinegar sprayed on the leaves will kill many perennial weeds – including dandelions.