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Grass Roots West Hartford Will Hold Natural Lawn Care Workshop

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Grass Roots West Hartford, a local, non-profit community organization, is hosting a free ‘Natural Lawn Care Workshop’ at the Noah Webster Library on Tuesday, April 4.

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Learn how to grow a lawn that won’t embarrass you or your neighbors without toxic, synthetic chemicals that are not safe for your family or your pets.

Say goodbye to the bright yellow pesticide warning sign that keeps our children and pets indoors! And follow your own instincts – when you see the bright yellow signs you should stay away, too, and for longer than the 24 hours required by law. Many of these pesticides, including insecticides and herbicides, move through our environment contaminating our water, polluting our air and killing pollinators. Active ingredients like glyphosate have been linked to several types of cancer, endocrine disruption, asthma and allergies.

Follow some very simple low maintenance tips for mowing (hint: let it grow!), watering, seeding and managing common pests and weeds. Learn how to overseed your lawn in the Fall which is the best time for planting seed since you won’t be competing with weeds. Feed the soil not the grass and you will help create a balanced ecosystem, a place for your family to play, learn and live.

Experts in organic lawn care from the Farmington Valley Watershed, Rising Sun Landscaping and Harrington’s Organic Land Care will be on hand to answer your questions!

The free workshop is open to the public and will be held at the Noah Webster Library in West Hartford Center, Meeting Room A, on Tuesday, April 4, beginning at 6 p.m. It is being hosted by Grass Roots West Hartford, a nonprofit community organization dedicated to natural lawn care practices to grow a greener, safer town. For more information visit grassrootswesthartford.org or email [email protected].

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