8 Tips for a 'Green' Garden
#7: Tolerate weeds
"There is nothing worse than having lawn-care companies spray chemicals five times a year to rid the yard of every dandelion," says Jeff Gillman, associate professor of horticulture science at the University of Minnesota.
Learn to live with a nemesis: clover (left). "Once upon a time, clover was encouraged to grow in lawns because when it was cut, it would supply nitrogen to the grass," Gillman says. Pet lovers might even consider it as an option to grass; clover is impervious to dog urine.