One of the Naturally Beautiful Backyard program goals is to educate Clark County residents about how they can reduce the use of chemicals in their landscapes and help keep pollutants out of our watershed.
Alternatives to Pesticides
Alternatives to Pesticides — NBB program.
Provides the basics for home gardening without pesticides.
Bugs & Pests: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly
Bugs & Pests: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly — Clark County, WA.
Identifies common insects you may find in your garden and helpful hints for encouraging good bugs and discouraging the bad ones without the use of harmful chemicals.
Grow Smart. Grow Safe.
Grow Smart. Grow Safe. — Thurston County operates the Grow Smart, Grow Safe website.
The Grow Smart, Grow Safe® consumer guide to lawn and garden products is a project of Thurston County Environmental Health in Olympia, Washington. All products in the guide are registered for outdoor home use in Washington State. The website lists control products with their hazard rating, and offers natural alternative ways to manage insects, weeds, slugs, diseases, rodents, and more.
In the Home & Garage: Safer Alternatives
In the Home & Garage: Safer Alternatives — Clark County, WA.
A good companion to recycling and disposing of house and garage waste sustainably.
Natural Pest, Weed & Disease Control
Natural Pest, Weed & Disease Control — Seattle Public Utilities, Saving Water Partnership, and Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County, Washington with updates from Snohomish County and WSU Extension.
A step-by-step guide to natural pest, weed and disease control. Begin with prevention to create a healthy garden. Learn about beneficial insects, pest problem indicators, natural and non-toxic or least toxic chemical controls for pests and weeds, and find additional resources and information.