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Information for Shoreline

Five Steps to Natural Yard Care

Go natural! You can create a beautiful landscape that is easier to care for and healthier for your family, pets, the Shoreline community, and Puget Sound by:

  1. building healthy soils
  2. planting right for your site
  3. practicing smart watering
  4. looking for alternatives before using pesticides
  5. practicing natural lawn care

Visit for more info and instructional videos on each of these steps. 

Growing a Healthy Lawn Naturally

Do you want a healthy, attractive lawn that is less work to maintain and is safer for kids, pets, and the environment? In this webinar Ladd Smith, co-owner of In Harmony Sustainable Landscapes outlines the six steps to growing a health lawn naturally in the Pacific Northwest:


Rebates for Native Landscaping

You can receive up to $2,000 to amend your soil with compost and plant native plants. Use the button on the right or visit the Soak It Up Rebate Program page for more information.  

Get Help with the Garden Hotline

For individualized solutions to your garden questions, contact Tilth Alliance's Garden Hotline at (206) 633-0224, Monday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Or attend this year's Earth Day Every Day Event and visit booths to learn more about natural yard care.

Find Safer Products

For more information on the dangers of common herbicides and yard care products, visit the Grow Smart, Grow Safe website.

Lake-Safe Lawn Pledge

If you live in the watershed of Echo Lake, take this pledge to commit to using safer lawn care practices to help protect clean water in Echo Lake. Use this link or the button on the right to take the pledge. By pledging, you commit to:

  1. Use only organic, slow-release fertilizers at proper application rates and timings.
  2. Not use herbicides, pesticides, or “Weed N Feed” products on your lawn or garden.
  3. Post the “Lake-Safe Lawn” yard sign in a visible location on your property.

Yard Signs will be available for pick up from Shoreline City Hall this summer. Contact to request a sign.