Ecoyards provides complete lawn and landscape services with an emphasis on quality customer service and environmental responsibility.

Natural Lawn Care and Landscape Maintenance

Ecoyards provides full service lawn care and landscape maintenance services in Seattle and Mercer Island. Please use our Contact Form to setup a consultation. We’ll evaluate your property and review your preferences to create maintenance plan to keep things clean, safe, and attractive year round.

Our natural lawn care program includes practices such as: mulch-mowing (leaving the chopped-up grass to return nutrients to your lawn); mowing high to encourage deeper roots and crowd out weeds; and avoiding the use of pesticides and synthetic fertilizers. Our landscape maintenance programs include periodic weeding and fertilizing; driveway and path maintenance; shrub and small tree pruning; snow removal; and mulching of landscape beds.

Ecoyards lawn care property

Ecoyards lawn care property

Our recommended lawn care practices include:

  • Mulch-mowing, also called “grasscycling.”
  • Mowing regularly (remove only 1/3 of grass height each time), and mowing a little higher, at 2 inches on most lawns.
  • Avoiding over-watering:  watering deeply, to moisten the whole root zone, but infrequently, to limit disease and build deeper roots; and watering dormant lawns at least once a month during the dry season, to improve post-drought recovery.  Ecoyards’ irrigation services team can help you maintain, retrofit, and adjust your existing irrigation systems following the US EPA Water Sense guidelines.
  • Setting realistic expectations for lawn appearance, and tolerating a few weeds.
  • Moderate fertilization with natural slow-release fertilizers, to build  soil nutrient reserves and biodiversity.

We follow an integrated approach to pest problems (weeds, insects, and diseases) that includes:

  • Correctly identifying the cause of the problem.
  • Understanding the biology of the pest organism and its natural predators.
  • Setting realistic thresholds of acceptable damage from pests.
  • Monitoring for pest problems at appropriate times of the year.
  • Treatment of over-threshold problems with methods that support the turfgrass ecosystem and have the least non-target impacts on beneficial soil organisms, wildlife, pets, or humans.
  • Repeated broadcast or calendar-based applications of pesticides should be avoided because they may damage the diversity and stability of the grass/soil ecosystem.

For more information on our approach to maintenance services, be sure to read our blog post categories related to natural lawn care and landscape maintenance services.