Grow a Beautiful Yard You Can Feel Good About

You can have a healthy yard that’s safe for people, pets and our local waters when you practice natural yard care. Get started with the tips and resources below.

5 Steps to a Healthier Yard

Yards are a great place to play and relax, but we sometimes waste a lot of water and use pesticides and fertilizers that pollute our streams and lakes.

Fortunately, you can have a beautiful yard and protect the environment. Just follow these five easy steps:

  1. Build healthy soil
  2. Choose the right plants for the right place
  3. Practice smart watering
  4. Practice natural pest, weed and disease control
  5. Practice natural lawn care

Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you get started!

Rain Gardens

Interested in installing a rain garden? This handbook can help.


Residents of Olympia, Lacey and Tumwater may be eligible for rebates and incentives. Please visit your city’s website for information.