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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Diversify your grass seeds.
Diversity in species greatly increases a lawn's chances of survival, so use more than one type of grass for your lawn. "Try a casual lawn — a mix of different plants — and make sure it's one with clover in it," says Adamson. Clover provides a natural source of nitrogen, keeps grass greener all year round, and virtually eliminates the need for fertilizer.
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