Going green in the garden Gardeners looking to use fewer chemicals and work more with nature can find helpful tips at King County's site...

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Gardeners looking to use fewer chemicals and work more with nature can find helpful tips at King County’s site for natural yard care at www.metrokc.gov/dnrp/swd/naturalyardcare.

Topics include healthy soil, selecting the right plant, watering tips and pesticide use.

The site also offers information about discounts at area retailers through September. For details, click on “Northwest Natural Yard Days,” or go to www.yarddays.com.

Source: King County Solid Waste Division

Compiled by Judy Averill, digs editor. Green Tips is an occasional feature on environmentally friendly ways of living.