Problem Solving


No yard is perfect.

Dandelions are beautiful and very important to pollinators.

Nature is wild and wonderful.

This section will help you make practical yard care choices that are less likely to harm people, pets, plants, wildlife and our natural resources.

In general, remember when you garden and landscape:

  • Think of environmental consequences not just conveniences
  • Plan for plant diversity and try to mimic the surrounding plant communities
  • Be conservative and resourceful rather than wasteful