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If you take a stroll through a typical American neighborhood you’ll probably notice one unifying characteristic from house to house: turfgrass. Great grass is almost a requirement for homeownership, and it is a sustainable choice for your yard.
Turfgrass lawns, combined with gardens and other landscaping, do a lot of good. They muffle traffic and other noise pollution, and like all green plants, lawns help reduce carbon dioxide levels. They act as filters, removing pollutants from the air that we breathe and help to keep our homes cooler. And nothing beats grass as a place to play, relax, and entertain.
But despite all the facts, turfgrass gets a bad reputation because outdated methods of lawn care are not very environmentally friendly. Some people believe lawns require chemical fertilizer, pest control, weed killers, and lots of water, plus a lot of labor. That’s why we created this guide for tackling your lawn care responsibly. This resource will help you create a lush yard, save money, and positively impact the environment using practical conventional and organic methods.
Where it comes from
The Washington Difference
More than 90% of the world’s Kentucky Bluegrass comes from the farms of the Pacific Northwest, and a large part of it comes from Washington.
Washington produces some of the highest quality turfgrass seed in the world. Our climate is ideal for turfgrass seed production and affords producers the ability for a quick turnaround. In general, Washington turfgrass seed planted in August may be harvested the following July.
The eastern side of the state produces the majority of the turfgrass seed in the region.