Natural Lawn and Garden Resources

To learn more about Natural Lawn Care and Gardening with Nature check out these websites, doccuments and books

Natural Lawn Care

Organic Landscape Alliance, Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides A Living Lawn… A Lawn for Living City of Toronto


Go for Green
Society for Organic Urban Land Care
American Community Gardening
Carolinian Canada
Flower Gardening Made Easy
Wildflower Farm Wildflower Farm
American Community Gardening Association
My Green Garden
Go For Green
WWF:Green Thumb Tips for Pesticide-free Gardening



Chemical-Free Lawn, The – The Newest Varieties and Techniques to Grow Lush, Hardy Grass Rodale Press, Emmaus, Pennsylvania, 1989
Rodale Organic Gardening Basics Volume 1: Lawns Rodale Press, United States, 2000
Handbook of Successful Ecological Lawn Care, Paul Sachs Edapos Press
Building a Healthy Lawn, Stuart Franklin Garden Way Publishing, 1988
Rodale’s Landscape Problem Solver – A Plant-By-Plant Guide, Jeff and Liz Ball Rodale Press
Start with the Soil by Grace Gershuny Rodale Press
Dead Daisies Make Me Crazy: Garden Solutions without Chemical Pollution by Loren Nancarrow. 2000
Great Garden Formulas: the Ultimate Book of Mix-it-Yourself Concoctions for Your Garden Pests by Elizabeth Miller. 2000
Weeds and What They Tell by Ehrenfried E. Pfeiffer
Gardener’s Guide to Common Sense Pest Control by William Olkowski, Sheila Daar, Helga Olkowski
The Encyclopedia of Natural Insect _ Disease Control by Roger B. Yepsen, Jr.


Pesticides, Health and Environment

The following links are all useful sources of information on the health and environmental costs of garden chemicals as well as alternatives to pesticides.

Report of the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development, May

Pesticide Concentrations in the Don and Humber River Watersheds (1998 – 2000)

Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment

Canadian Institute of Child Health

Canadian Cancer Society

Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides

Responsible Use

E X T O X N E T Extension Toxicology Network Pesticide Information Profiles Info on the toxicological effects of pesticides

FPT Committee on Pest Management and Pesticides

Pesticide Management Regulatory Agency

Naturally Hamilton offers a series of fact sheets that cover a variety of Pesticide-free lawn and garden care topics including:

White Grubs


Grow a Healthy Lawn

Native Plants: Creating Low Mainteance Landscapes

Monthly Steps to a Healthy Lawn.pdf

Low Risk Pesticide Products _ Home Made Pest Control Recipes

Chinch Bugs

Ground Covers and Clover

European Crane Fly