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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Use an aerator.
Many popular herbicides are known hormone disrupters and find their way into the house on shoes and pets. As an alternative, aerating, spading, and hoeing break up weeds just as effectively and help prevent insect infestation. "Avoid weed-and-feed combinations," says Jay Feldman, executive director of organic growing advocates Beyond Pesticides. "What the soil needs more is air."
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