Natural Yard Care

A healthier yard, family and Puget Sound

Two images side by side of a kid playing with a dog on the lawn and two orca whales in the ocean.

By choosing lawn care products that are labeled Natural or Organic, you'll reduce harmful chemical exposure in your family, our streams, Puget Sound, otters, orcas, salmon, get the idea.

Why go natural? Rain washes pesticides and chemicals from fertilizers off of your yard into nearby storm drains. Many storm drains lead this untreated water directly into local creeks and streams. You can still grow healthy, beautiful yards using natural yard techniques.

So make the switch to organic lawn care - we'll help you get started. 

Natural Yard Care Retailer Program 2023

We are seeking local nurseries and retailers selling organic lawn fertilizers to partner with in 2023. Please submit the application below by Friday, January 13, 2023.

Get advice from a Master Gardener

We sponsor several free yard care webinars annually. Our 2022 webinars are now passed but you can watch the recordings below. If you have a specific gardening question, the Kitsap Master Gardeners offer clinics, Zoom chats and more! 



About the Natural Yard Care program

The West Sound Stormwater Outreach Group (WSSOG) is a multijurisdictional partnership between Kitsap County, the cities of Bainbridge Island, Bremerton, Gig Harbor, Poulsbo, Port Angeles, and Port Orchard. These agencies work together on improving water quality by reducing pollutants in stormwater runoff, which are a major source of pollution to local waterways and Puget Sound. This program is being jointly coordinated by WSSOG.

Questions? Contact Kym Pleger, education and outreach coordinator, at 360.337.7066.