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People who wish to move in the direction of creating an organic lawn, or what some people call a natural lawn, have two options: organic lawn care or reduced-risk lawn care.An organic lawn care program uses only natural products and no synthetic chemicals. A reduced-risk lawn care program is not quite so strict in its adherence to purely natural products, for it relies also on pesticides when necessary, though only on pesticides that meet the criteria of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) reduced risk or minimum risk programs. These reduced-risk pesticides are often derived from natural organisms such as plants, bacteria, and fungi. Accord-ing to the EPA, products classified as reduced-risk are typically used at lower rates than other pesticides, are less toxic to nontarget organisms like birds and fish, less likely to cause ground-water contamination, and less likely to endanger human health.Techniques for growing an organic lawn are quite different from those used to grow a ...