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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Keep soil healthy.
Healthy soil means deeper roots, which in turn means your lawn will bounce back after long periods without rain. Use compost and keep soil aerated: Rocks and earthworms naturally aerate and fertilize. Contact your local USDA Extension office to learn about measuring your soil's pH to avoid fertilizing too much. Limestone will raise your lawn's pH, while sulfur will lower it.
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