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Drew Barrymore is always looking for more inspiring, easy ways to make sustainable life choices. After getting into vegetable gardening and maintaining her own lawn—the planting, seeding, and growing—at her Hamptons home during the pandemic, she’s partnering with a new lawn care company called instead. It offers seasonal shipments of fertilizer made with natural ingredients, meaning it’s safe for kids, pets, and the Earth—not to mention it all gets sent straight to your door!
“I really care about being as environmentally conscientious as I possibly can be,” the actress and talk host tells House Beautiful. “I’m looking for someone to draw us all a new roadmap of how to do things differently, and instead really spoke to me for that.”
Barrymore praises the lawn care program for everything from its seasonal delivery system and natural ingredients—like wheat flour meal and molasses—to its Helvetica-type packaging that’s made with bio-based plastic sourced from sugar cane. The program is customized based on your zip code and factors in how big your lawn is. It offers spring, summer, and fall fertilizers along with grass seed mixes, all depending on the aforementioned details. Essentially, it takes the guesswork out of maintaining your lawn.
“Lawns sometimes become a bit of a museum, and I think now more than ever—especially from the pandemic and for me, growing up in California—lawns are a place we need to be on,” Barrymore says. Whether it’s playing on a Slip ‘n’ Slide or laying down in the grass with your pets for five minutes of rest—a luxury she recently indulged in—making use of your lawn is such a simple pleasure that shouldn’t be taken for granted, she adds. “It's also a good reminder of what we’re all fighting for—this planet and our families, and to be people who leave the Earth in a good way.”
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