Sunday, April 17, 2016

Healthy Lawns, Healthy Environment.


Traditional lawn care has high costs, excessive waste and harmful effects on the environment.  The website eartheasy, solutions for sustainable living, offers tips for sustainable lawn care from soil improvement to limiting water usage.   I particularly found that the advice on ‘spot—treating’ weeds with vinegar to minimize herbicide use is a simple, low cost, eco-friendly alterative than broadcasting methods.   When I found out that 60% of water used on the west coast is from watering lawns, I instantly became more conscious about leaving the sprinkler on.  They recommend that everyone should water deeper, less frequent and early in the morning.  It is amazing how simple changes to our behaviors can make a lasting change for the future.

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