Natural Yard Care

Photo of woman and child watering in the garden

Our yards can be a fun and beautiful space to relax and enjoy the outdoors. However, in taking care of them we often use water inefficiently, produce a lot of waste, and overuse chemicals that are bad for our family's health and the environment.

The good news is by making simple changes in how we care for our yards we can:

Save Money on water, waste disposal, and chemical. 

Save Time- working with nature is easier in the long run!

Protect our family's health by reducing contact with harmful chemicals.

Protect the Environment

  • Conserve water
  • Keep our streams, rivers, and lakes clean by reducing the use of chemicals
  • Recycle yard trimmings into free fertilizer 

There are 5 main steps to Natural Yard Care

1. Build Healthy Soil

2. Plant Right for your Site

3. Practice Smart Watering

4. Think Twice Before Using Pesticides

5. Practice Natural Yard Care 

Check out these great Natural Yard Care resources! 

Natural Yard Care Guide(PDF, 2MB)

Natural Lawn Care Guide(PDF, 2MB)

Gardening With a Purpose(PDF, 3MB)  

Know Your Soils Booklet(PDF, 13MB)

Growing Healthy Soil(PDF, 704KB)

Smart Watering(PDF, 1MB)

Composting at Home(PDF, 1MB)

Natural Pest, Weed, and Disease Control(PDF, 3MB)

Sheet Mulching(PDF, 384KB)

Disconnecting Your Downspout(PDF, 2MB)

Cisterns for Rainwater Catchment(PDF, 2MB)

 

Questions about Natural Yard Care? Contact Cameron Coronado at ccoronado@LynnwoodWA.gov or 425-670-5245