With warm days finally headed our way, it’s a perfect time to get the yard ready for the spring planting season. There are some easy ways to be eco-conscious as you plan your work on your yards and flowerbeds. Making small changes can ensure your efforts are environmentally friendly. Here are 5 great tips from Coldwell Banker to make this your best garden yet!
- De-lawning the yard. We all know how much water a lawn requires, so get out those shovels or better yet rent a tiller from your local hardware store to take up that grass.
- Go native. While visiting your nursery, take some time to pick the brain of a professional gardener on plant and flower varieties that are indigenous to your area. These types of plants will require less water and fertilizer.
- Add a rain barrel. Capturing the rain will not only keep the water bill down, but also provide your plants with nutrient enriched water (fluoride free).
- Mulch to your heart’s desire. Whether you prefer pine straw or shredded bark, mulching will help cut back on watering and reduce those pesky weeds from popping up.
- Store your yard garbage. Adding a compost pile of your yard clippings helps reduce the amount of waste being sent to the landfill. Here is a great source of what to compost and the benefit of each material.