Garden and Grass
51 Grow a garden Read more
147 Use an electric lawn mower
148 Remove your weeds by hand
149 Use natural fertilizers Read more
150 Use natural weed killers Read more
151 Use metal watering cans
153 Use real stone or metal decorations in garden not plastic
162 Grow your own herbs Read more
337 Use wooden bird houses instead of plastic
367 Build a greenhouse for year round growing
452 Plant native grasses and shrubs that do not require a lot of extra water Read more
454 Plant wildflowers in public areas to reduce mowing
465 Use electric garden equipment rather than gas powered
466 Buy a push mower for your lawn and you won't have to drive to the gym anymore
467 Use "hand" pruners and yard tools rather than gasoline or electric-powered ones.
468 Keep yard equipment sharp and use less fuel
469 Dull cutting edges fray grass blades increasing evaporation from the grass plants.
471 Raise the lawn mower blade to at least three inches Read more
472 Leave lawn clippings after mowing to fertilize, use clippings for mulch Read more
473 Use a mulching lawn mower instead of bagging and carting off grass clippings.
474 Mulch planting beds to retain moisture and control weeds that compete for water.
476 Sweep the sidewalks and driveway instead of using a noisy, polluting, blower
478 Plant native plants that are adapted to your area.
480 Choose the small solar powered lights for your landscape lighting.
576 Choose a locally adaptable grass to grow
577 Replace grass with pathways in high traffic areas
578 Allow your grass to go dormant if necessary Read more
586 Create garden mini insectary Read more
649 Use recycled wood chips as mulch in the yard Read more
652 Create wildlife habitat in your yard Read more
653 Plant marigolds as a natural pesticide Read more
664 Never dump anything down a storm drain.
665 Have your septic tank pumped and system inspected regularly
685 Start an urban garden Read more
691 Buy metal and bamboo patio furniture
692 Use deck materials made from recycled plastics Read more
695 Buy your own hive: without bees the planet would last for only 60 years Read more
943 Consider using elements of "foodscaping" instead of landscaping Read more
973 Raise chickens for their eggs Read more
983 Can your garden foods
1093 Get to know your property and the creatures that live there
1170 Use vinegar, salt and dish washing liquid to kill those weeds Read More
1231 DIY Use Neem or garlic spray as natural insecticide
1232 Use companion planting for pest control
1244 Use pvc towers in small garden spaces Read More