Healthy Yards

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Great Healthy Yard Project
Take the Pledge
Don’t put toxins in our drinking water: take the Great Healthy Yard Pledge and stop using pesticides in your yard!
Organic Lawn Care
A Healthier Lawn
Taking care of your lawn without chemicals is not that difficult and will keep our land and water safe for everyone.
Go Native!
Go Native!
Native species are adapted to grow in our area without pesticides, fertilizers, or even much maintenance.
Avoid Pesticides
Avoid Pesticides
Pesticides are linked to health problems for humans and animals — including pollinators! Learn to avoid pesticides.
Invite Pollinators
Invite Pollinators
Pollinators are critical to our food supply and a healthy ecosystem. Plant well and invite them to your yard.
Plant Wisely
Plant Wisely
The conditions of your region and your yard are important factors that should guide what will thrive in your healthy yard.
Use Better Equipment
Use Better Equipment
Choose equipment that does not emit toxic gasses and particles and cause damaging noise. Choose better!
Love Leaves
Love Leaves
Leaves are a part of your lawn’s ecosystem. Mulch them and leave them to compost right on your lawn and feed your trees.
Talk to Your Landscaper
Talk With Your Landscaper
You want a healthy yard, but hire someone to take care of it? Here is some advice for talking with them about what you want.
Branch Out!
Branch Out!
Branch Out! is a tree planting program by the Bedford Garden Club to celebrate 100 years of its commitment to Bedford.
For Professionals
For Professionals
We are developing this program. If you are a landscaper who wants to get involved with Healthy Yards, click here.
Get the Dirt on Composting
Get the Dirt on Compost
Compost in your backyard or join the Community Compost program to drop off organics at the Bedford recycling center.