News from Wellesley's Natural Resources Commission (NRC)
While warm weather might seem very far away, now is the time to sign up with a lawn care service for spring. Make 2024 the year you commit to greener lawn care practices. Finding the right provider can be challenging as the word organic is not regulated for lawn care professionals. To be sure you are getting a true organic lawn care professional NOFA has created an accreditation program. NOFA Organic Lawn Care Program works to foster professional competency in the area of organic landscaping and protect the public interest in responsible use of land care products and land resources. Click here to search a list of accredited organic lawn care professionals.
Another way you can green your lawn care practices is to conserve water. Are you interested in saving money on your water bill? Do you care about conserving water use? The NRC is looking to assess resident interest in holding a community rain barrel purchase program. The program would take place in early March or April with rain barrels delivered in late April or May. Email the NRC here to be put on a list for the Wellesley Community Rain Barrel Program. This program provides residents the opportunity to purchase a rain barrel at a reduced cost. More information will be provided to those who sign up.