We have cut our lawn down to a very small area in the back yard. To cut down on the inherited weed problem, and to bring the lawn area up to a safer height with back sidewalk, we covered the old lawn with cardboard and added 5 inches of compost from Classic Compost. We then seeded with an eco lawn seed, which requires very little water.
For our health and our dogs health, we do not use any chemicals on the lawn. I was sent a link to this interesting poster on the benefits of organic lawn care compared to non-organic and thought I should share. It comes from Safer Brand, which one of our Food Policy Council members used to work for, so thought I should post for everyone to read.