As “eco-friendly” yard-care practices fast become the new norm, more and more homeowners are looking for options that keep their lawns looking good while minimizing the impact on the environment.

Two ways to do that are by switching to lawn fertilizers that are high in slow-release nitrogen and by switching to new no-phosphorus fertilizers.

Both are aimed at giving lawns only the nutrients they need as they need them, thereby reducing excesses that can run off the property and harm waterways.