Week 2: Lawn & Garden

Use Sustainable Practices in Your Lawn or Garden

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It’s that time of year where we awake from our winter hibernation and head outside to start preparing our yard for the warmer months. That’s why we are focusing Week Two on Using Sustainable Practices in Your Lawn or Garden. Whether you are landscaping or growing your own fruits and vegetables, sustainable practices can go a long way in helping the environment.

What are Sustainable Practices for a Lawn or Garden?

Composting

Instead of tossing your yard clippings, compost them. This returns essential nutrients back into your lawn or garden, greatly reducing the need for added fertilizer. It also reduces the waste sent to the landfill.

Reduce the Size of Your Lawn

Reducing the size of your lawn has many benefits, including decreased water consumption; less yard waste; reduction of herbicides and fertilizers; reduction of air and noise pollution (from less mowing and other lawn maintenance); and enhanced biodiversity.

Choose Native Plants and Trees

Native plants are adapted to the local climate and soil conditions. This means they will require less (or no) fertilizer; they promote the natural biodiversity of our area; and provide the pollen, nectar, and seeds that native insects and animals need.


These are just a few actions you can take to have a more sustainable yard but there are many other things you can do. Follow us on Facebook and stay tuned this week as we talk about how to use sustainable practices in your lawn and garden.

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