Eco-Friendly Lawn Care
For most of us, a well-maintained lawn is something we have to really work on. Today, your lawn care would be more attuned to the times if you go for an eco-friendly approach and by doing so, you are actually helping in the promotion of a cleaner and healthier environment.
Use Drip Irrigation System
Drip irrigation is a method of irrigating plants directly at the roots though a low flow of water under low pressure, which results in a well-balanced water and air combination in the soil.
The drip irrigation system is now widely used all over the world, tracing its origin in Israel, many years ago. This system of irrigation is 90% efficient compared to the usual sprinkler type of watering plants, which is only 50 to 80% in efficiency.
Advantages of Drip Irrigation System
- It is widely available worldwide
- Easy to install, even as a do-it-yourself project
- Saves a significant amount of water because the water is directly fed to the roots, so unnecessary areas don't need to be watered
- Small or irregular-shaped lawns and yards are easily reached
- Plants and grasses are healthier because of the effect of a well-balanced water and air combination in the soil
- It is inexpensive because the materials used are made mostly of plastic, from the tank down to the distribution pipes.
Tune in to Weather Forecasts and Reports
When there is rain coming, do not water the lawn for that day and instead wait for the rain to come. This way, you can surely save a lot of water by letting the rain do the watering for you.
Have a water storage vessel in your backyard, that will collect rainwater to hydrate your lawn during summer. When the rain comes, it will get filed up for future use.
Make your Own Compost
Collect dried leaves, green leaves, wood chips, branches, kitchen leftovers and other materials for composting. Put them in a compost pit and leave it there until it turns to compost. This is a very good natural fertilizer that you can use.
Shift to Organic
Widespread use of artificial fertilizers and pesticides has caused ill effects to humans, animals and the environment as a whole.
The trend today is advocating for eco-friendly lawn care and maintenance, with the growing support of many health environmentally conscious people around the globe. In view of this, it is practical to adapt the organic way of lawn maintenance, to at least lessen your impact on our deteriorating global environment. By doing so, we are saving the earth from further environmental and ecological catastrophe.
The harmful effects of artificial fertilizers and pesticides is a reminder to all of us that we have to go back to the natural way of living our lives and treating our yards or else we will be destroying our planet.
Aside from being natural, it is more economical and inexpensive to go organic in as you work towards an eco-friendly lawn that has no harmful side effects to the environment or endanger you and your pets.