Natural Yard Care

It Feels So Good to Go Natural

Our yards are our outdoor homes: fun, beautiful, great spaces for relaxing.  But in taking care of them, we often use water inefficiently, produce a lot of yard waste, and overuse chemicals that are bad for our families' health and our environment.  The good news is that we can save money, time, and protect our health by making small changes in the way we care for our yards and lawns.

Building a Healthy Yard

On our natural yard care website you will learn how to build healthy soil, plant right for your site, practice smart watering, eliminate the use of harmful pesticides, and practice natural lawn care.  You'll also find great information on native plants and how to hire a professional landscaping company.

Eat Your Weeds

Tired of those weeds taking over your lawn? Well if you can't beat'em-eat'em!  Most of the troublesome weeds in your yard are edible and provide some terrific nutrients for your family.

Did You Know?

Dandelions have a vitamin A content higher than carrots and contain the best known source of lecithin which may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's and helps support liver function. For some recipes view our Eat Your Weeds Recipe Cards (PDF).

For more information feel free to contact our Surface Water Program Coordinator or get in touch with the garden hotline at 206-633-0224.

Natural Yard Care Workshop
Eat Your Weeds Sweetie