Who needs pesticides and synthetic fertilizers? Many common lawn chemicals are associated with a number of health risks for humans,and can also be harmful to wildlife. But fortunately, growing a beautiful eco-friendly lawn is easier than you think. A little early maintenance can help prevent serious problems, and when pest and weed issues do arise, there are many less toxic solutions to choose from. You may also find you have fewer lawn worries than you think: Some weeds are actually beneficial to have in your yard, and you may decide that you can live with them, if not love them!