Healthy Lawns



Make your Lawn a Safe Home for the Gnomes!


To help make the Western New York community healthier, in 2017 the Erie County Environmental Management Council with assistance from the Cornell Cooperative Extension began a “Safe Home for The Gnomes” campaign to reduce the amount of chemicals used on area lawns.  Thank you for your interest in reducing the use of pesticides!

Highlighted Resources:

NYSDEC-GreenTips-LawnCare NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Lawn Care Quick Tips Video

LawnCarecover Cornell best lawn care resources

EPAHealthyLawnsCoverPage US Environmental Protection Agency’s  Healthy Lawn Brochure




WNY Guide to Native Plants for your Garden by Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper, which includes descriptions of native plants by habitat with planting plans.


Other Resources:

  Thank you to the Cornell Cooperative Extension for putting together these resources, and supporting the Healthy Lawns initiative!

For questions or comments, please contact the Erie County branch of the Cornell Cooperative Extension. Contact information is here.

Last updated: April 12, 2018 12:03pm