Professional landscapers often have limited knowledge of healthy yard practices and offer mow and blow services and chemical treatments to move quickly, keep prices low, and keep yards looking neat and tidy. However, whatever savings are gained from this kind of yard care there is a great cost to the environment, biodiversity, and the climate.
Take time to discuss your yard with your landscaper, and explain the principles that you follow in your yard.
If your landscaper suggests a “natural” solution to pests or to fertilize, be sure to ask to see the container that the product comes in and research what it is and exactly what is being applied to your property.
If you cannot find a landscaper who will agree to care for your yard the way that you would like, check out some of the landscaper certification program lists provided below.
Share information with your landscaper from Grassroots Environmental Education in both English and Spanish
Share Sustainable Landscaping Advice from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
Share Healthy Yard Information for Professionals
Find a Healthy Yard Landscaper in Westchester County
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