Many gardeners are trying to use fewer chemicals on their lawns in an attempt to develop more eco-friendly landscapes that need to be mowed and watered less, writes Carol Stocker. While new technology is available, gardeners can stick to basic concepts such as using plants that will thrive in the soil and location where they live, Stocker suggests. The use of rainwater in a garden can help save the expense of treating and transporting water to sprinklers.

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