Practical and Affordable Lawn Care

Tips to help you care for your lawn and garden.

| June 11, 2012

Everyone wants a lush, green lawn come warm weather season, and while many homeowners use green solutions for their home, they may forget to extend those practices beyond the brick and mortar. But using sustainable practices can lead to a green lawn your family can enjoy all season long.

According to the 2011 Environmental Lawn and Garden Survey from the National Gardening Association (NGA), 79 percent of U.S. households report that it’s important to use environmentally friendly practices on lawns and landscapes – residential, municipal and commercial. But that same survey found that only 17 percent of respondents gave their own lawn care maintenance methods a “green” grade. This is down from 28 percent, compared to the 2008 survey. 

Black & Decker® and Clean Air ® Lawn Care – the nation's leading full-service sustainable lawn care company – have teamed up to help spread the word about practical and affordable lawn care methods.

Use these tips to help care for your lawn and garden this year – in more ways than one:

Mow tall – The correct mowing height is one of the most critical issues in keeping your lawn healthy and lush. Make sure your mower’s blades are sharp and take no more than 1/3 the length of the grass off each time.

Go electric – Without the need for gas or oil to operate your outdoor equipment, you can tend to your lawn, garden and landscaping using electric products. Electric tools also save you money compared to using gas-powered outdoor equipment. Learn more about the convenience of electric products, like Black & Decker’s new 36V Lithium-ion Cordless String Trimmer/Edger at

Linda Beyer
5/21/2013 12:21:25 AM

I leave the grass clipping on the grass let my free range chickens fertilizer my grass. I have a nice thick green lawn

Beuna Tomalino
5/20/2013 2:00:41 PM

Use organic fertlizers and skip the weed and feed and other than weedkillers which are some of the worst chemicals used in the landscape. Leave the clippings on the lawn.

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