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Going Green with Your Lawn Care

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

Going green with your lawn care doesn't mean that you will have to sacrifice a great looking lawn. In fact, there are many techniques and tricks that can have your lawn looking just as lush and green as anyone else's without you having to use chemicals and additives that are harmful to the environment.

Of course you will still need to dedicate a good amount of time to your lawn care, whether it is green lawn care or traditional lawn care, but anything worth having is worth working for. Here are some ways that you can easily go green with your lawn care:

• Grass Selection: A big step in going green with your lawn care is making sure that you have grass that is capable of growing without the need of a lot of water. Grasses such as St. Augustine and the like are great grasses as they will grow year round and will be resistant to drought. These kinds of grasses will allow you to water less and thus conserve water and energy all at the same time.
• Mower Selection: A traditional lawnmower uses gasoline and oil which then gets burned off into the atmosphere where it can do damage. Now they make electric lawnmowers that you can charge which these use no oil or gas and therefore emit nothing into the environment. You can also buy a traditional 'old school' push mower that has spinning blades and no motor at all. Although this type of lawnmower is harder to push and use versus the other kinds, you can always view it as an opportunity to get a good workout as well as keeping your lawn mowed.
• Other Lawn Care Equipment Selection: Weed eaters, blowers, and edgers all accomplish the same harmful effects of carbon pollution if they are gasoline powered. All of these pieces of lawn equipment come in electric versions and you can even find some that are rechargeable so that you don't have to deal with the hassles of an extension cord if you don't want to.
• Fertilizer Selection: There is no doubt that fertilizing your lawn will help it to look its best all year long, but there is also no doubt as to the harmful effects it can have on the environment and even the drinking water supply of your surrounding area. However, you can buy organic fertilizer that is made up of nothing more than all natural ingredients and will not be harmful to the environment whatsoever. One warning here, it will cost more and smell a lot worse versus traditional fertilizer with lots of chemicals, built the effects it has on your lawn will be great and the effects on the environment will be none.

Having the best looking lawn on the block is still possible when you go about doing so in a green way. By using resources and equipment that will not harm the planet, you can not only have the best looking lawn in the neighborhood, but you may also have the only truly green lawn in the neighborhood as well. Who knows, maybe you can even teach your neighbors a green trick or two.



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