Myth vs. Fact
MYTH: Lawns need lots of water to be vibrant.

FACT: Grass needs water. If you do choose to water when it's hot and dry, fortunately grass needs less of it than trees and shrubs.
MYTH: Artificial turf or pavement is a better choice than grass.

FACT: Grass is the coolest, safest play surface there is. That's why professional football and baseball players insist on it in their contracts.
MYTH: Fertilizers kill earthworms and beneficial microorganisms in the soil.

FACT: Fertilizing adds organic matter to the soil and provides better living conditions for earthworms and microorganisms.
MYTH: Xeriscaped yards are better for the environment.

FACT: Xeriscaping doesn't mean no grass—it incorporates drought-tolerant plants, grasses, mulch and efficient irrigation in arid climates which is always good.
MYTH: All-purpose fertilizers are OK to use on my lawn.

FACT: All-purpose fertilizers, like 10-10-10s, aren't made for lawns and put down up to six times the phosphorus grass needs annually.
MYTH: Fertilizing makes grass dependent on feeding over time.

FACT: Grass won't become addicted to feeding. Feeding builds rich organic matter in the soil over time so you'll eventually feed less.
MYTH: Feeding and watering my lawn in the summer is bad.

FACT: You shouldn't feed or water if your lawn is brown and dormant. It will bounce back with rain, especially if it's fed well in the spring.
MYTH: Mowing is bad because grass clippings fill up landfills.

FACT: Mowing is good when you leave grass clippings on your lawn and recycle nutrients back into the soil instead of bagging.
MYTH: Lawn care takes more time and money than garden care.

FACT: Ask any landscaper, maintaining a lawn is the simplest and cheapest type of landscape.
MYTH: Organic fertilizers are best for the environment.

FACT: A fed lawn is better than an unfed lawn and grass can't tell the difference between organic and other fertilizers.
MYTH: Letting weeds thrive is better for the environment.

FACT: Strong, weed-free lawns reduce run-off and erosion, enrich soil and promote clean air and water better than weed-filled lawns.
MYTH: Fertilizers are harmful to my family and pets.

FACT: The ingredients in fertilizers are found in things like pretzels, baking soda and lotions, and are safe to use around family and pets.
MYTH: Fertilizers run off the lawn and pollute waterways.

FACT: Grasses absorb nutrients and are actually used around agricultural fields to prevent nutrient runoff into waterways.
MYTH: Doing nothing to my lawn is best for the environment.

FACT: Poor care and inadequate feeding weakens your lawn so you don't get the most of its benefits like preventing soil erosion.
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lawns: the original green movement

When it comes to growing harmony and balance, Mother Nature knows best. That's why she relies on strong lawns to promote clean air, cool the environment, recharge water reserves and foster a safer, more tranquil world for all. So, love your lawn, and it'll love you back for a long, long time.