When you are thinking of going Green, it doesn't always have to be expensive!
With just a few changes in your lawn care and maintenance you can go green and here are 4 ways to get you started:
PICK OUT YOUR ORIGINAL PLANTS - Long before you started planting your own landscaping mother nature had ground cover with native plants. These type plants were designed to grown in your area. This means they will take less watering and maintenance. By letting the original plants reclaim your landscaping you will reap the benefits!
GET A RAIN BARREL - Instead of turning the water faucet on, look to the skies for your water. This is a terrific way to get the needed water for your landscaping. There are many different varieties on the market. Make sure you get one with the hose towards the bottom of the barrel! With a rain barrel you may never have to use city water for your landscaping again!
START USING COMPOST - Forget the fertilizer. Start composting with items from your trash! Household scraps, greenery, plant trimmings and more! This will provide enough natural fertilizer for your landscaping for years to come! There are some great compost containers on the market so check them out!
USE BIRDS & BATS OH MY -Birds, Bats and even Dragon Flies can provide wonderful pest control for nasty mosquitoes and other pest! Believe it or not according to the National Wildlife Federation a single bat can consume up to 1,000 mosquitoes in an hour! We have a good bit of bats in the Pineville area, some people just think they are birds. They do love those mosquitoes!
I hope you enjoy these organic landscaping/lawn-care tips. Remember, if you just start with one, you can make a difference!