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Where can I find information about gardening and lawn care for my home?

The following EPA resources provide information on how to take care of your lawn and garden while helping protect the environment:

Greenscaping Your Lawn and Garden: http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/conserve/tools/greenscapes/owners.htm

Be a Grower, Not a Mower: 
http://www.epa.gov/otaq/consumer/f96018.pdf (PDF, 6pp., 574 KB, About PDF )

Healthy Lawn, Healthy Environment: Caring for Your Lawn in an Environmentally Friendly Way: 
http://www.epa.gov/oppfead1/Publications/lawncare.pdf (PDF, 19pp., 5.4 MB, About PDF )

Water Efficient Landscaping: Preventing Pollution & Using Resources Wisely: 
http://www.epa.gov/watersense/docs/water-efficient_landscaping_508.pdf (PDF, 19pp., 1600 KB, About PDF )

Reducing waste In your lawn and garden: http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/wycd/funfacts/garden.htm

Beneficial Lawn Care and Chemical Management: 
http://www.epa.gov/greenkit/landscap.htm

Mid-Atlantic Region Green Landscaping: 
http://www.epa.gov/reg3esd1/garden/index.htm

Pesticides: Controlling Pests: Lawn and Garden: 
http://www2.epa.gov/safepestcontrol/lawn-and-garden

Wastes: Tips for a Waste-Free Lawn and Garden: 
http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/wycd/funfacts/may.htm

The USDA also provides useful resources:

For more information on native plants in your area, or assistance with gardening questions, you may want to contact your local agricultural cooperative extension. Again, you can locate your local extension office through the interactive map at this United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) site: http://www.csrees.usda.gov/Extension/index.html

External Links Disclaimer: Please be aware that links to non-EPA sites do not imply any official EPA endorsement. Furthermore, EPA does not accept any responsibility for the opinions, ideas, data or products presented at those locations, or guarantee the validity of the information provided. EPA does not guarantee the suitability of the information for any specific purpose.

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  • Topic #: 23002-24048
  • Date Created: 10/25/2004
  • Last Modified Since: 8/7/2014
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