If you’re anything like me, Spring signals the time of year to being planting new flowers and plants. With beautifying your lawn can come tons of unfriendly gases and lots of needless waste. We try to offset the waste produced by our outside endeavors by following a few simple guidelines.
As with most activities, lawn care is all about timing. You have to time your planting, pruning, and feeding right with plant care; timing should also play a role in when you do your lawn maintenance.
Plants absorb water best early in the morning or after dark, so it makes sense to plant at this time also. Gases and fumes are at their least early in the morning, so it is suggested that you perform lawn mowing, weed eating, and other chores that involve the use to gasoline then too.
In the past I have always been bothered by the idea of throwing away the containers my plants came in after transplanting them. We devised a way to reuse them in the garden and as a play thing.
I plan to use the small containers for starting seedlings in the coming year. We are hoping to plant an apple tree seedling next spring if we can successfully grow one from a seed. The girls use the middle sized flower pots for buckets, houses, making sand castles and anything else they active imaginations can dream up. I’ve also started using the large ones as containers for my gardening supplies in the garage.
In an effort to conserve water, we have begun to collect rain water to be used for our garden and flowers. It would be a shame for us to continue to use water from a faucet when our Heavenly Father provides us with sufficient water from the rain.
There are many, many different tips for making your lawn care routine greener. Do a little research and find the adjustments that fit your lifestyle, the important thing is to make them. These tips don’t cost you any money, and could even save you a little, but one thing is for sure…you’ll make a difference in the environment around you.