You can grow a great lawn without pesticides. While "weed and feed" and other weed killers may offer some short-term convenience, many ingredients in these products can harm people, pets and wildlife, and pollute the waterways we all rely on. Plus, they're often overkill: they work by broadcasting chemicals all over your lawn and yard – even where you aren't having any problems. In fact, relying too much on fertilizers and pesticides may be a symptom of an underlying problem, and can make things worse.
Why take the chance? For most homeowners, creating a healthy, pesticide-free lawn is surprisingly easy when you follow these simple steps: