A patch of green dotting every residential landscape is the mainstay of typical American suburbia. Come spring, the lawn becomes the focal point of yard maintenance. But is your yard safe for your pets, children and the environment?
One of the big pluses of living in the Pacific Northwest is the abundance of natural areas all around us, even in urban and sub-urban settings. Some of us have property adjoining the woodlands, while some have lush ravines and streams flowing through their environs. This beauty is sometimes, marred by piles of yard waste dumped across the fence into the natural area.