|Earth day provides us with an opportunity to reflect on determining the actions we can each take to help our shared home stay healthy. Making eco-friendly choices with your landscape will provide you with a visually appealing, functional and enjoyable outdoor living space AND will also have positive effects for the environment by: reducing water consumption; pollution caused by water run-off; using less heating and cooling power; helping pollinators and wildlife ecosystems; and lowering maintenance requirements.
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Consider implementing some of these eco-friendly ideas into your outdoor living space:
*Native low-water wildflowers
*Hardy ground covers that are drought tolerant and low growing
*Mulch or river rock
*Real-looking synthetic turf
*Moss for shady areas
*Use the “Dry Laid” method for installing walkways. An example of “dry
laid” would be to place flagstone on a bed of gravel and sand, and the
spaces between each flagstone are filled with a permeable material.
*Create a “ribbon” driveway which has a strip of grass between the
Permeable tracks that hold your vehicle.
Together we can keep our home planet healthy!