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The Art of Landscaping: How to Keep your Grass Greener on all Sides

Not only is it important for you to keep your grass green, but it's also important for you to ensure that you keep the methods that you use to tend to keeping your grass green as well. In today's environmentally-conscious society, the Green movement is on the rise. Consequently, more and more people are beginning to take measures to reduce their carbon footprint on the environment, and by employing green lawn practices, you can keep your landscape greener in every sense of the word.

Keep It All Natural

While this might seem like a "duh" statement, keeping your landscaping actually refers to keeping the products that you use to treat your lawn with natural more so than it does to keeping every bit of your landscape natural. Of course, real plants and flowers should be incorporated into your landscape instead of faux ones, and instead of turning to harmful chemicals and pesticides to rid your greenery of unwanted pests and encourage growth, try using all-natural compost or organic fertilizers like those found at Nature Safe and calling in reinforcement insects to deal with pesky garden insects that you want to get rid of. For instance, introduce lady beetles and lacewings into your greenery to get rid of unwanted aphids that can destroy your flowers and shade trees.

Go Native

Instead of introducing a variety of new greenery into your landscape, research what type of greenery is native to the region that you live in, and then incorporate some of it into your own landscape. Replanting native landscape is one way to help preserve the natural greenery of the area you live in. Plus, these types of greenery usually tend to be easier to maintain since they naturally grow in the area and are already adapted to it.

Harvest Rainwater

Of course, your grass always needs to be watered, and one way to do this in a green manner is to harvest rainwater. Rainwater naturally falls from the sky and is free from chlorine and full of minerals that your grass and other greenery needs. Consider placing a barrel in your yard to collect rainwater so that you have a supply of it when you need to water your grass during those periods where there isn't much rain. Place a screen over your barrel of rainwater to keep bugs, debris and other unwanted particles out of your rainwater.

There are numerous green practices that you can employ to keep your grass and the methods used to tend to it greener, but the above are a few of the least expensive and most natural ways to do so.


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