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50 Ideas to Save Environment in Your Yard

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

366 Put up composting garden beds  Read more  And More

367 Build a greenhouse for year round growing

449 Use compost fertilizers in garden  Read more  And More

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.

470 If you reduce fertilizing the lawn, you'll have to water less and cut the it less frequently  Read more And More

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

673 Soil test before you fertilize  Read more And More

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



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