Creating a Healthier Home

Making your home a healthier environment can be a simple choice, whether its choosing more organic cleaners and fertilizers or recycling waste products.

You can reduce hazardous household waste by purchasing cleaners that are Design for the Environment (DfE) certified.

And in the garden or yard, look for organic fertilizers. Not only do they improve the soil but are better for plants, insects and animals.

When you’re done, recycle.

Size up your lawn

Creating a lush green lawn can be done without harming the surrounding environment. Take such steps as only fertilizing actively growing grass, or using slow-release fertilizers that break down over time and supply plants with a steady supply of nutrients just when they need them. Determine the amount of fertilizer needed to grow a more perfect lawn.

Take the Home Efficiency Audit


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Maintaining a green lawn used to require a lot of time and energy — watering, fertilizing, not to mention fending off pests and weeds. However, with high-tech grass seed, water-conserving irrigation systems and eco-safe fertilizers and pest control, it has never been easier to tend to your turf with a clear conscience that you’re also doing right by the environment.

Organic Products Sold
The number of organic products sold from 2006 to 2011 at The Home Depot stores in the United States.

This number includes biodegradable pots, eco friendly cleaners, organic fertilizers and recycled hoses.
Chemicals Replaced in Homes
The number of pounds of potentially harmful chemicals that have been replaced in homes due to organic product purchases from 2006 to 2011 from The Home Depot stores in the United States.
Biodegradeable Pots Sold
The number of biodegradable pots sold from 2006 to 2011 at The Home Depot stores in the United States.
Landfill Waste Avoided
The number of used car tires that would take up the same space in a landfill (have the same volume) as waste that was avoided by using biodegradable pots sold from 2006 to 2011 at The Home Depot stores in the United States.

The biodegradable pots are replacing plastic or clay pots that would have been thrown away eventually.
The above numbers are based on averages and certain assumptions. Click on a ticker for details.

Make Time for a green clean with The Home Depot

If you're going green, go to The Home Depot. We pride ourselves on being sustainability minded and offer many different environmentally friendly products. Creating a healthy home proves no exception. Watch how you clean. You unknowingly could be introducing toxins into your home. We can help you reduce that risk with green cleaning products, green cleaning supplies, organic fertilizer, organic herbs and vegetables. We offer even more ways to save and preserve the environment with recycled products, recycling ideas and a home efficiency audit. For any home improvement project or “green need,” look to The Home Depot for organic solutions.