Natural Yard Care
It feels great to go natural!
Our yards are our outdoor homes - fun, beautiful, great spaces for relaxing. But in taking care of them, we often use water inefficiently, produce a lot of yard waste, and overuse chemicals that are bad for our families' health and our environment. The good news is that we can save money, time, and protect our health by making small changes in the way we care for our yards and lawns.
How to build a healthy yard
Our natural yard care website teaches you how to build healthy soil, plant right for your site, practice smart watering, eliminate the use of harmful pesticides, and practice natural lawn care. You'll also find great information on native plants and how to hire a professional landscaping company.
Grow smart, grow safe
Learn how to tackle common garden pests and problems without chemicals. If you decide to use pesticides, learn how to find the lowest-risk products and how to use them safely.
Mosquitoes can carry West Nile Virus that can infect humans, birds, horses, and other animals. Learn how to deter mosquitoes from your property.
Moss treatment and prevention
Check out some useful tips for environmentally-friendly moss prevention and treatment from our partners at Puget Sound Starts Here.
Find out which native plants will work best based on the conditions of your yard. See planting plans and tips about layering, clustering, and creating diversity with your plants.
When invasive weeds spread to natural areas, they harm native plants and wildlife and can be impossible to eradicate.
Did you miss Bothell's Natural Yard Care workshops? Check out resources and YouTube recordings from the workshops we held in 2020, 2021, and 2022.
Learn why pollinators like bees, butterflies, bugs, and others are critical to our ecosystems and how you can help create a pollinator-friendly garden.
Save water and money
Read tips about how to save water and learn whether you qualify for any rebates through the Saving Water Partnership.
Seasonal yard maintenance calendar
Learn how to care for your yard and garden naturally throughout the year.
We'll be holding another series of Natural Yard Care workshops in fall 2023. Dates and class details coming in summer 2023!