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How to Take Care of your Lawn the Eco-friendly Way

take-care-of-your-lawnWe are surrounded by tons of chemicals every day. There is chemical in the foods that we eat, clothes that we wear, and the home that we live in. Wouldn’t it be better if lawn owners also know how to take care of their lawn the eco-friendly way? Lawns never fail to create beautiful sceneries, but they should not only be beautiful, but environment-friendly, too. Here’s a quick summary on how to have one right at your area.

Know the type of soil that your lawn has. Yes, there are different types of soil and learning it helps you decided which particular grasses and plants to plant. Furthermore, you can also learn which type of fertilizer to use on the soil. Did you know that not all soil types need phosphorus? Too much of it can wither the plants while none of it may also hamper them from growing well. Not all grasses grow in one type of soil, so it is also important that you know this aspect to learn more about the grasses that thrive in your lot.

Fertilize at least once a year only. Experts and environmentalists always claim that applying fertilizer should be done with much care and should only be done in the right season. Most of them advise application during the fall since it’s neither rainy nor dry season. Nitrogen, which is usually the main fertilizer used by most lawn owners, can bring harm to the plants when applied during drought. On the one hand, it’s useless when applied during rainy season as the outpour will only bring it to bodies of water, which can cause harm to its inhabitants. This scenario is one of the major reasons that environmentalists strongly urge lawn owners to apply fertilizers rarely.

Research and learn more about the process from the experts and environmentalists. These people know what they’re doing and they have love for the environment, which most companies don’t have. For instance, Home Depot’s leaf bags are undeniably eco-friendly since they’re made of paper. Ironically, the words ‘Plants are healthiest when they’re fed at least 4-5 times a year.’ are imprinted on it in very readable font. Such tip is a big no-no because it can harm not only the aquatic inhabitants, but also humans and organisms that are near the area. Never believe in everything that companies say. Most of them are self-serving.

Finally, nothing beats the benefits that composts provide to your lawn. It’s completely free to prepare; easy to apply; and 100% eco-friendly. There’s no limit to its application, too. In fact, some lawn experts only recommend very small amount of fertilizer or none at all and tons of composts. Clean lawn attracts natural pollinators and gardeners, which are needed for plants to stay well and grow well all throughout the year.

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About the Author:

A senior writer and editor of The Green Guide and a father of 3 kids (1 girl and 2 boys). Rob's special interests include geography, enviroment study and hiking. Rob has traveled to over 100 places in 30 different countries in the past three years. His exotic and fun experiences will be talked in his new book which is going to be published soon.

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