With an estimated 50 million lawns in America, covering about 30 million acres of land, the environmental impact of overwatering, chemical fertilization, and pesticides is huge. Now you can enjoy the lushest patch of grass you've ever had, the sustainable way. No matter how much space you have to work with, here's how to make it your own.
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Compost is an organic, nutrient-rich food for plants that can be harvested yourself; it's the eco-answer to fertilizer. Place anything from wood ash, dead leaves, and shrubbery clippings (brown matter) to vegetable, fruit, and coffee waste (green matter) in an old metal trash can with holes in the top. The rule of thumb is half brown, half green. With occasional turning, it will become a rich black fertilizer to be scattered over your lawn as often as you can produce it.
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