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Safe, soft grass for kids and pets, an oasis that invites birds and butterflies, a single bed to feed your love of tomatoes: when it comes to gardening, the possibilities are endless.Metro breaks it down for you. Learn ways to build healthy soil, cultivate thriving plants and handle those occasional challenges – like bugs or disease – without resorting to toxic pesticides that can harm kids, pets, waterways and wildlife.Pledge to reduce or eliminate pesticides like “weed and feed” in your yard and receive a free yard sign and in honor of your commitment. Yard and garden coupon Yard and garden coupon Download a coupon and check the list of some 35 garden retailers around the region where you can put it to use. Read more Lawn Lawn You can grow a great lawn without pesticides. It’s as simple as mow, grow, water, weed. Read more Garden basics Garden basics Soil, sun, water, air. You’ve got the ingredients for a great garden, but what is the recipe? Read more Healthy lawn and garden pledge Healthy lawn and garden pledge Garden chemicals can be harmful to humans, pets, wildlife and waterways. The good news is there are many surprisingly easy ways to care for your lawn and garden that avoid putting your family and neighbors at risk. Read more Plants Plants You’ve dug the bed, you’ve amended the soil and you’re ready to plant. But how? Metro guides you through selecting native plants, getting started on a veggie garden, producing beautiful roses and more. Read more Garden problems Garden problems You want to protect your plants from bugs, weeds and diseases. But be sure to protect your family and your pets, too. Read more Composting Composting Compost can be easy to make and offers many benefits, from helping your garden grow greener – for free – to lightening the load in your curbside yard waste bin. Read more Grow Smart, Grow Safe Grow Smart, Grow Safe Grow Smart, Grow Safe is a searchable interactive directory available online or in an app that helps you find the least hazardous products and practices for a productive, safe and healthy yard. Read more Backyard habitat Backyard habitat Cultivating habitat for birds, bees and butterflies brings beauty to your neighborhood – and natural pest control to your garden, whether planted in pots on a balcony or in beds around your yard. Read more Learning in person Learning in person There are many ways to learn how to cultivate a safe and healthy yard, from reading guides to perusing your local garden shop. But sometimes talking to experts or seeing a thriving garden in action can be the most inspiring way to learn. Read moreyard and garden 1Home /Tools for Living Yard and garden It doesn’t have to be difficult to create the yard you want. Safe, soft grass for kids and pets, an oasis that invites birds and butterflies, a single bed to feed your love of tomatoes: when it comes to gardening, the possibilities are endless.Metro breaks it down for you. Learn ways to build healthy soil, cultivate thriving plants and handle those occasional challenges – like bugs or disease – without resorting to toxic pesticides that can harm kids, pets, waterways and wildlife.Pledge to reduce or eliminate pesticides like “weed and feed” in your yard and receive a free yard sign and in honor of your commitment. Yard and garden coupon Yard and garden coupon Download a coupon and check the list of some 35 garden retailers around the region where you can put it to use. Read more Lawn Lawn You can grow a great lawn without pesticides. It’s as simple as mow, grow, water, weed. Read more Garden basics Garden basics Soil, sun, water, air. You’ve got the ingredients for a great garden, but what is the recipe? Read more Healthy lawn and garden pledge Healthy lawn and garden pledge Garden chemicals can be harmful to humans, pets, wildlife and waterways. The good news is there are many surprisingly easy ways to care for your lawn and garden that avoid putting your family and neighbors at risk. Read more Plants Plants You’ve dug the bed, you’ve amended the soil and you’re ready to plant. But how? Metro guides you through selecting native plants, getting started on a veggie garden, producing beautiful roses and more. Read more Garden problems Garden problems You want to protect your plants from bugs, weeds and diseases. But be sure to protect your family and your pets, too. Read more Composting Composting Compost can be easy to make and offers many benefits, from helping your garden grow greener – for free – to lightening the load in your curbside yard waste bin. Read more Grow Smart, Grow Safe Grow Smart, Grow Safe Grow Smart, Grow Safe is a searchable interactive directory available online or in an app that helps you find the least hazardous products and practices for a productive, safe and healthy yard. Read more Backyard habitat Backyard habitat Cultivating habitat for birds, bees and butterflies brings beauty to your neighborhood – and natural pest control to your garden, whether planted in pots on a balcony or in beds around your yard. Read more Learning in person Learning in person There are many ways to learn how to cultivate a safe and healthy yard, from reading guides to perusing your local garden shop. But sometimes talking to experts or seeing a thriving garden in action can be the most inspiring way to learn. Read moreyard and garden 2Yard and garden coupon Yard and garden coupon Download a coupon and check the list of some 35 garden retailers around the region where you can put it to use. Read more Lawn Lawn You can grow a great lawn without pesticides. It’s as simple as mow, grow, water, weed. Read more Garden basics Garden basics Soil, sun, water, air. You’ve got the ingredients for a great garden, but what is the recipe? Read more Healthy lawn and garden pledge Healthy lawn and garden pledge Garden chemicals can be harmful to humans, pets, wildlife and waterways. The good news is there are many surprisingly easy ways to care for your lawn and garden that avoid putting your family and neighbors at risk. Read more Plants Plants You’ve dug the bed, you’ve amended the soil and you’re ready to plant. But how? Metro guides you through selecting native plants, getting started on a veggie garden, producing beautiful roses and more. Read more Garden problems Garden problems You want to protect your plants from bugs, weeds and diseases. But be sure to protect your family and your pets, too. Read more Composting Composting Compost can be easy to make and offers many benefits, from helping your garden grow greener – for free – to lightening the load in your curbside yard waste bin. Read more Grow Smart, Grow Safe Grow Smart, Grow Safe Grow Smart, Grow Safe is a searchable interactive directory available online or in an app that helps you find the least hazardous products and practices for a productive, safe and healthy yard. Read more Backyard habitat Backyard habitat Cultivating habitat for birds, bees and butterflies brings beauty to your neighborhood – and natural pest control to your garden, whether planted in pots on a balcony or in beds around your yard. Read more Learning in person Learning in person There are many ways to learn how to cultivate a safe and healthy yard, from reading guides to perusing your local garden shop. But sometimes talking to experts or seeing a thriving garden in action can be the most inspiring way to learn. 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