Avoid using chemicals in your garden. Minimize the use of pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers. Keep it healthy for you, your family and your pets!
Try composting! Composting is a great way to recycle trimmings from your garden, and you can use the mulch to enrich your soil and feed your plants.
Go Native! Plants that are native to Northern Virginia are perfectly adapted to the local environment and don't need special care or fertilizers. Just water your new plants until they become established. For a list of plants that are native to our region check out the Plant NOVA Natives website: www.plantnovanatives.org.