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NATURALLY GREEN Less Lawn - More Nature

Naturally Green can help you transition part or all of your lawn to a natural habitat, with the added bonus of lower maintenance costs and time requirements. Lawns are one of the highest maintenance areas of your property, usually requiring a spring cleanup, weekly mowing for 6 months, seasonal fertilization and pest control, and fall leaf removal. Even more critical for our planet, lawns only host about 3 species of moths and butterflies in stark contrast to an oak tree that can host over 500 species, providing a crucial source of food for birds.

With 33 years of experience in horticulture, Michael Warren Thomas can coach you to do the work yourself, and help you discover the natural wonders of your property. He can also provide a design with the option of having him coordinate the installation. If allowed Mother Nature will transform your yard when you stop mowing areas of it, but you may want some input on the direction it takes from meadow to forest.

Welcome to the Finger Lakes Region of New York State!

This area is renowned for its abundance in natural beauty and an ecosystem that supports our agricultural and wine tourism industry. Our lakes and green spaces provide a lush backdrop for everyone who lives and works in the region. An effort to protect our natural resources especially the fresh water, is a driving force for residents seeking to create a more eco-friendly, sustainable lifestyle. 

While a perfectly bright green manicured lawn is beautiful, many are realizing there is a long list of benefits to replacing even a portion of their lawn with a sustainable natural habitat. Mowing smaller areas will add time to your life each week in the summer or money in your pocketbook if you hire a mowing company.

Naturally Green brings 33 years of experience and knowledge to your yard to help you transform portions of the lawn into a vibrant, biodiverse landscape. To learn more of our backstory, please visit our About page.

Fiddlehead Growing In the Finger Lakes

Service Areas Naturally Green is currently operating in the Finger Lakes Region. We are able to provide services in the following New York counties. If you're located outside of these counties, please be in touch--we may still be able to assist in some way!

  • Monroe County
  • Livingston County
  • Wayne County
  • Ontario County
  • Yates County
  • Steuben County
  • Seneca County
  • Schuyler County
  • Chemung County
  • Cayuga County
  • Tompkins County

What We Do

Naturally Green is a small, locally-owned business providing education, consultation, small project installation and design. For larger projects, we have partnered with other businesses to succeed in getting you an environmentally supportive landscape that you’ll love.

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CONSULTING

we can help you figure out how and where to start transforming parts of your lawn and give you guidance as you do the work yourself in stages or maybe all at once.

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Coaching

a nature coach helps you identify the plants and creatures that are already in your landscape, understand their role in the ecosystem, and find additional ways to attract them 

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Design

a design for your property could include just wildflower areas for butterflies, or it could also have new trees, outdoor living spaces, a water garden, or a privacy hedge.

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Scouting

the early identification of invasive species and problem plants like poison ivy can make the control and elimination of them much easier and less expensive.

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