Green Thumb Tuesday - Ideas for Eco-Friendly green Landscaping!

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Be green treeWhen 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!


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Aaron Seekford
Arlington Realty, Inc. - Arlington, VA
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Great tips, Paige. I look forward to implementing them on a day when it's not 95 degrees here :)

Jun 29, 2010 04:06 AM #1
Erika Rogers
Red Rock Real Estate ~ Southern Utah's Largest Independent Brokerage - Saint George, UT
St George Utah Real Estate & Relocation Specialist

Good, simple ideas for making little changes that can really make a difference.  Because I'm located in the desert, a lot of the landscaping here is low/no water needed. 

Jun 29, 2010 04:14 AM #2
Derenda Grubb
CENTURY 21 Mike D. Bono & Co.'s - Lake Charles, LA

Wonderful, inexpensive ideas that help the planet and our yards. THANKS, Paige.

Jun 29, 2010 04:18 AM #3
Deanne Olivas
eXp Realty - Gilbert, AZ
Your Home Matters

I am in the desert like Erika and conserving water is important to us which means choosing plants that use need less frequent watering. I do compost, also, and I use natural fertilizers and pest control in my garden.

Jun 29, 2010 04:41 AM #4
Paige Walker
Paige Walker - Pineville, LA
Real Estate Guru - Alexandria Pineville LA

Aaron - I feel the heat here as well! Thanks for the comment

Erika - That is an advantage of being in Utah! One of the many. The Today Show featured Moab this morning, don't know if you caught it. Jenna Bush was there!

Derenda - It really doesn't have to be expensive to be GREEN! Thanks for your comment

Deanne - Good for you for doing your part! A rain barrel might come in handy for the plants you do have!

Jun 29, 2010 05:17 AM #5
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