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  • Integrated Pest Management
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  • Natural Lawns and Landscaping

Healthy Lawns

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Learn how to grow a beautiful organic lawn

Download a
free copy of a Step-by-Step Guide to Organic Lawn Care

This guide provides all the information you need to create a beautiful organic lawn that's safe for your children, pets and the environment. But it requires thinking differently. Instead of reaching for a product, focus on building living soil, which will grow strong, healthy drought- and disease-resistant grass. 

 

Boulder's Healthy Parks

The grass in Boulder's parks, including our award-winning athletic fields, is free of herbicides, insecticides and fungicides, providing safe and healthy places for you, your family and your pets to enjoy. Boulder's staff focuses on building healthy soils and using methods that you can use in your own yard.

Boulder is known for its setting and surrounding natural beauty. Many residents take pride in their homes and their yards. Why should we all practice natural lawn care and avoid common yard products? These products can affect the health of our childrenour pets and run off our yards into the storm water system and end up in our creeks and water bodies and contribute to toxic algal blooms. The city has found, not only neocnicotinoids that are associated with the decline of bees and used in many turf grass products, but 2,4-D a common ingredient in weed and feed and commercial turf products was found throughout the creek system where it can harm aquatic ecosystems.

Diversity and Native Plants Support Wildlife And Saves Water

Natural yard with native plants

A monoculture of bluegrass is a desert for pollinators, beneficial insects and other wildlife. Consider taking out part of your lawn and plant native wildflowers instead. They are beautiful, will bring birds and butterflies to your yard and will help to support local ecosystems. They also save water! 

Learn more about programs to replace grass with native plants at Resource Central. 

Help protect our bees, butterflies and other native pollinators by installing a pollinator garden. Learn how at BeeBoulder.org.