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49 Eco Ideas for yard & garden

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There are 10001 ways to help protect the environment. Here are 49 quick ways to get the job done in the garden and when caring for the lawn. Of course, figuring out how to get rid of the lawn would be one of them.

1. Grow a garden Read more

2. Use an electric lawn mower Read more

3. Remove your weeds by hand

4. Use natural fertilizers Read more

5. Use natural weed killers Read more

6. Use metal watering cans not Plastic

7. Use real stone or metal decorations in garden not plastic

8. Grow your own herbs Read more

9. Use wooden bird houses instead of plastic

10. Put up composting garden beds Read more And More

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11. Build a greenhouse for year round growing

12. Use compost fertilizers in garden Read more And More

13. Plant native grasses and shrubs that do not require a lot of extra water Read more

14. Plant wildflowers in public areas to reduce mowing Read more

15. Use electric garden equipment rather than gas powered

16. Buy a push mower for your lawn and you won't have to drive to the gym anymore

17. Use "hand" pruners and yard tools rather than gasoline or electric-powered ones.

18. Keep yard equipment sharp and use less fuel

19. Dull cutting edges fray grass blades increasing evaporation from the grass plants.

20. Reduce fertilizing the lawn, you'll water less & cut less frequently Read more And More

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21. Raise the lawn mower blade to at least three inches Read more

22. Leave lawn clippings after mowing to fertilize, use clippings for mulch Read more

23. Use a mulching lawn mower instead of bagging and carting off grass clippings.

24. Mulch planting beds to retain moisture and control weeds that compete for water.

25. Sweep the sidewalks and driveway instead of using a noisy, polluting blower

26. Plant native plants that are adapted to your area

27. Choose the small solar powered lights for your landscape lighting.

28. Choose a locally adaptable grass to grow

29. Replace grass with pathways in high traffic areas

30. Allow your grass to go dormant if necessary Read more

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31. Create garden mini insectary Read more

32. Use recycled wood chips as mulch in the yard Read more

33. Create wildlife habitat in your yard Read more

34. Plant marigolds as a natural pesticide Read more

35 Never dump anything down a storm drain.

36. Have your septic tank pumped and system inspected regularly

37. Soil test before you fertilize Read more And More

38. Start an urban garden Read more

39. Buy metal and bamboo patio furniture

40. Use deck materials made from recycled plastics Read more

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41. Buy your own hive: without bees the planet would last for only 60 years

42. Consider using elements of "foodscaping" instead of landscaping Read more

43. Raise chickens for their eggs Read more

44. Can your garden foods

45. Get to know your property and the creatures that live there

46. Use vinegar, salt and dish washing liquid to kill those weeds Read More

47. DIY Use Neem or garlic spray as natural insecticide

48. Use companion planting for pest control

49. Use pvc towers in small garden spaces Read More


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