It would seem that green and gardening go together naturally. But that isn’t always the case.

Most lawns are kept green and weed-free with synthetic fertilizers and toxic pesticides. It’s a little-known fact that suburban lawns and gardens receive more pesticide applications per acre than agricultural areas, according to the National Coalition for Pesticide-Free Lawns.

With Earth Day right around the corner, gardeners can challenge themselves to use fewer chemicals in their landscapes and reduce this toxic burden on the environment. It is possible to have a beautiful lawn and garden without using hazardous chemicals. Here are a few Earth-friendly products and methods to help meet the challenge. […]