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Natural Awakenings Milwaukee Magazine

The Greener Guide to the Lushest Lawns

Jul 01, 2024 12:00AM ● By Patti Beres
A quiet revolution is taking place as property owners combine traditional methods with modern science to rejuvenate lawns and organically create healthier, more sustainable environments.
Organic lawn care reduces chemical runoff, improves soil health and supports biodiversity, allowing homes and offices to contribute to global sustainability.

The process begins by fertilizing the soil with organic matter to establish a foundation that suppresses weeds, enhances root depth and cultivates thriving beneficial microbes that are essential for healthy living soil. This vital action revitalizes our ancient relationship with the earth. 

Organic lawns that are cut with higher blades for taller grass develop deep root systems that require less water and can withstand drought. This creates a vibrant and resilient ecosystem. 

These spaces filter groundwater, purify the air, cool the surroundings and provide habitats for wildlife in local communities. Often the greenest on the block, these lush lawns showcase the profound impact of organic practices.

This green awakening is about more than beautifying spaces; it’s about weaving a tapestry of connections between people and the planet that bridges past practices with future sustainability.

Patti Beres is the owner of Be Green Pro LLC, in Delafield. For more information, call 262-361-4034 or visit