- Soil and composting (King County)
- Soil Testing (King County)
- Yard and garden topics (King County)
- Natural lawn & garden care (City of Seattle)
- Water conservation, indoors and outdoors (Saving Water Partnership)
- Washington State University – Master Gardener information 206-296-3440
- Less toxic gardening and pest control – (Local Hazardous Waste Management Program)
- Choosing the right plant for the right place – (photos)
- Native plant information
- Bellevue’s Natural Yard Care (see more information below)
MASTER GARDENER CLINICS
The City of Bellevue recently updated its online resources to help residents grow great yards and gardens. The collection includes webpages, downloadable PDFs, how-to videos and information about free natural yard care classes.
Natural yard care is a five-step method to create a beautiful landscape that’s easier to care for and healthier for families, pets and Bellevue’s beautiful environment. Each step is achieved by working smarter – not harder – with nature.
“We hope that all Bellevue residents, from new homeowners to lifelong residents, will make good use of the updated webpages,” said Patricia Burgess, conservation and outreach program administrator at City of Bellevue. “There are so many benefits to these simple techniques – we love sharing them with the community online, through our natural yard care workshops and at Bellevue Botanical Garden’s Waterwise Garden.”
The benefits of natural yard care include beautiful yards with easy maintenance, less cost, and reduced water needs; healthy outdoor refuges for pets; and decreases in waste, chemicals, and stormwater runoff.
What is natural yard care?
Natural yard care is a five-step method to create a beautiful landscape that’s easier to care for and healthier for families, pets and our beautiful Bellevue environment. Each step is achieved by working smarter – not harder – with nature in our yards.
The benefits include:
- Healthy and safe spaces for pets to play
- Fewer chemicals
- Beautiful yard
- Easy maintenance
- Less cost
- Reduced water needs
- Decreased waste
- Less harmful stormwater runoff