Grow various flowering plants to provide nutrients for beneficial natural pest predators, such as birds, ladybugs, lacewings, toads and garden snakes.
Remove ivy, standing water, animals wastes and rotting fruit, and manually remove eggs, larvae and cocoons to reduce the amount of pest occurrence.
Naturally eliminate snails by collecting them in an over-turned, propped up clay pot, or in shallow pans of stale beer. Prime times for this collection are in the Spring and late Fall.
Water the lawn early or late in the day and use water efficient devices. Check sprinklers for proper operation to eliminate runoff into streets and storm drains.
Make natural fertilizer by composting garden trimmings. Practice "grasscycling", or composting grass clippings.
Do not blow or rake leaves into streets because they will eventually wash into storm drains. Place into bags or containers for pick up on yard waste collection day.
Collect lawn and garden clippings, pruning waste and tree trimmings. Bundle or place into bags or containers for pick up on yard waste collection day.
Protect stockpiles and landscaping materials from wind and rain by storing them under tarps or secured plastic sheeting.
Prevent erosion by cutting the grass frequently and leaving at least two inches of the blade; this encourages deeper root growth which holds the soil in place.
Schedule grading and excavation projects during dry weather seasons. Prevent dirt from going into streets and storm drains.