Instead of a "traditional lawn", Barbara has filled her yard with a multitude of plants. Lawns that are neatly cut are usually treated with harsh chemicals and allow for water to run off the property, which in turn spreads the chemicals to surrounding areas. Instead, Barbara's property is a "Certified Wildlife Habitat" which is chemical-free. She uses only natural, certified organic products to treat her lawn. She even has a fish pond!
Congratulations Barbara! Thank you for responsibly taking care of your lawn, keeping it free from any pesticides or invasive species that can disrupt the biodiversity of your neighborhood.
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