You’ve decided to be a good ecological steward of your landscape and reduce or replace your lawn. Kudos to you on making the decision to remove the “green desert,” hopefully, replacing it with those ecological workhorses – native plants. If every homeowner and landscape pro made this simple step, we would see vast improvements in biodiversity and ecological health.

But now what? How do you get rid of your Green Desert, your lawn, in a way that protects both you and the environment?  It’s a bit more complicated that you may think.  The “usual and customary” method is often the most harmful.

This question often comes up: “Is it safe to use RoundUp to kill the grass?”  Glyphosate-based products, including RoundUp, have been used on a massive scale in both agricultural and home landscapes. The largest selling herbicide

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