The outdoor home environment is as important as the indoor environment.

What you can do:

  • Choose nontoxic alternatives to herbicides. Many herbicides are considered to be carcinogens. Chemicals on your lawn wind up on anyone that plays in the yard (adults, kids, pets).
  • Xeriscape-cover your yard with native grasses and plants.
  • Adjust your lawn mower to its highest setting. The longer blades of grass will develop stronger root systems and resist weed growth.
  • Leave grass clippings on the lawn to add nitrogen to the soil.
  • Plant an organic garden.