Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant’s Lawn to Lake program encourages several methods for natural lawn care in order to reduce the runoff and potential for chemicals entering our water supplies and watershed. Sharing that information with homeowners, landscapers, property manager, and more is the best way to spread the word about the benefits of natural lawn care, and some recent additions to the publications page do just that
The overview of the program (PDF) provides some of the basic information about why we should be concerned about lawn runoff and what various products and substances can do to water supplies and lakes.  
Additionally, on the page you’ll find a guide with natural lawn care information specifically for homeowners, useful lists of products that offer similar or improved effectiveness for lawn and landscape care while utilizing natural ingredients, pest management and plant selection info, and more. 
Visit the link above to see all of the free publications available regarding natural lawn care, and visit our Lawn to Lake Webpage for further information, retailer listings, and more.