Spring means Northwest Natural Yard Days

Northwest residents can welcome spring with greener lawn care and gardening practices by taking advantage of savings up to 25 percent on natural yard-care products during the 10th annual Northwest Natural Yard Days, April 15-May 15.

  • Monday, April 7, 2008 6:55pm
  • News

Northwest residents can welcome spring with greener lawn care and gardening practices by taking advantage of savings up to 25 percent on natural yard-care products during the 10th annual Northwest Natural Yard Days, April 15-May 15.

The partnership between King County, the city of Seattle, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency and 24 other agency members promotes environmentally friendly yard care by offering discounts on gardening products at 64 participating retail locations throughout the Puget Sound region.

McLendon Hardware, 17705 130th Ave. N.E., and Molbak´s, 13625 N.E. 175th St., are Woodinville participants.

“Offering significant discounts on natural yard-care products encourages more people to explore environmentally sound solutions to common lawn and garden needs,” said Gerty Coville, of the King County Solid Waste Division.

Natural yard-care products such as electric mulch-mowers, bagged compost and natural organic fertilizer save work, reduce air pollution and add nutrients to the lawn and garden.

“A typical suburban lot lawn produces at least 1,200 pounds of clippings a year, but using an electric mulching lawnmower instead of a traditional mower eliminates the need to bag and haul all of that grass away,” Coville said. “Mulching mowers also put nutrients back into the lawn, which reduces the need to add chemicals.”

While emissions from diesel engines and wood smoke remain the primary source for harmful air pollutants in the Puget Sound region, gas-powered lawn mowers are far from guilt-free, said Katherine Himes, Criteria and Toxic Pollutants Team Lead for the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency.

“The good news is that affordable and powerful zero-emission electric lawn mowers are available and on sale through the Northwest Natural Yard Days program,” Himes said.

Northwest Natural Yard Days endorses the regional five steps of natural yard care:

• Build healthy soil

• Plant right for your site

• Practice smart watering

• Think twice before using pesticides

• Practice natural lawn care

For information about natural yard care, contact The Garden Hotline, (206) 633-0224, or help@gardenhotline.org.


In consideration of how we voice our opinions in the modern world, we’ve closed comments on our websites. We value the opinions of our readers and we encourage you to keep the conversation going.

Please feel free to share your story tips by emailing editor@bothell-reporter.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.bothell-reporter.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) We reserve the right to edit letters, but if you keep yours to 300 words or less, we won’t ask you to shorten it.

More in News

Screenshot from Gov. Jay Inslee’s press conference on Aug. 5, 2020.
Inslee says schools in virus hot spots should stay closed

King County among high-risk counties; several school districts will have remote learning in the fall.

The memorial service for Bothell police officer Jonathan Shoop on Tuesday.
Memorial honors fallen Bothell police officer Jonathan Shoop

After a motorcade through the city, the rookie cop’s two brothers spoke at a service Tuesday in Bothell.

King County Election headquarters in Renton on Aug. 4 for the primary election. Haley Ausbun/staff photo
Inslee and Culp lead governor race; incumbent Dems ahead for Congress | Statewide results

Early results for governor, state schools chief, attorney general and more.

Democrats dominate King County legislative races | Election results

Here are the latest results for King County legislative candidates in the… Continue reading

Inslee mask graphic
Free mask event for King County residents, Aug. 4 in Bellevue

The drive-thru distribution event will offer two masks per person

Primary election 2020: Who will emerge as Inslee’s challenger?

Voting ends Tuesday in an election without big rallies and fund-raisers and face-to-face debates

Sex ed, local control at heart of race for WA state schools chief

Incumbent Chris Reykdal faces five foes who argue he’s pushing too many state policies on school districts.

Bothell officer shot, killed man who reportedly had knife

Police said the man was slashing tires. He “advanced” on the officer with the knife, detectives say.

Cold-case arrest made in 1993 homicide of Bothell teenager

After more than 27 years, a discarded cigarette butt was used to link a suspect to the crime scene.

Most Read