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[ What is GreenScaping and Why Should You Do It? ]

greenscapeMarch is the time of year when you start to think of being outdoors again and improving your garden, lawn, and yard.  These spaces are your outdoor home: fun, beautiful, great places for relaxing.  You can save money, time, and help the environment by taking care of your lawn and garden properly.  So, how exactly do you take proper care of your lawns and gardens?  You do that by GreenScaping! 

What is GreenScaping?  Well, it encompasses a set of landscaping practices that can improve the health and appearance of lawns and gardens; prevent waste and pollution; and protect and preserve natural resources.

By GreenScaping your landscape, you will:

  • Save Money by eliminating unnecessary water and chemical use
  • Save Time by landscaping with plants that require less care
  • Protect the Environment by: 
    • Conserving water supplies
    • Using chemicals properly and only when necessary to keep waterways and drinking water clean
    • Reducing yard waste by recycling yard trimmings into free fertilizer and mulch

Put nature to work in your yard

In nature, soil recycles dead plants into nutrients for new plant growth. Plants are adapted to the water, sun and soil available in their site. Maintaining a wide variety of healthy plants, soil organisms, beneficial insects and animals can keep most pests and diseases in check.

By working with nature, you can have a great-looking yard that’s easier to care for, cheaper to maintain and healthier for families, pets, wildlife and the environment.

To get started with your own GreenScaping project, visit the EPA’s website here.  You’ll find information on ways to build and maintain healthy soil; the right plants for your site; smart watering practices; how you can adopt a holistic approach to pest management; and how to practice natural lawn care.

Will you be starting a GreenScaping project this year?  Tell us all about it in the comments below.


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