GREEN LAWN CARE TIPS
Make Your Lawn Green
Select new plants for your garden that won’t require much additional watering, and use mulch to help retain water by keeping the sun off your soil. Also, a great alternative to the traditional lawn in the backyard is planting a garden with different vegetables and legumes all year round, depending on your climate.
Fertilize Organically And Naturally
Synthetic fertilizers contain toxic chemicals that can contaminate your soil and water systems, while organic fertilizer can actually improve soil quality. Synthetic fertilizer works quicker than the typical slow-release organic fertilizer, but the chemicals in the synthetic brands can be damaging to roots, especially when over-fertilized. And since handling synthetic fertilizer requires extra safety precautions such as gloves and masks, organic fertilizer is naturally the way to go.
Kill Weeds Without The Chemicals
There are a few effective ways you can kill weeds without having to resort to dangerous chemicals. Boiling water can be effective, especially for weeds that grow through expansion joints and gaps of sidewalks and driveways. A strong saline solution can also be used on weeds that spring up between driveway/walkway pavers or cracks. Lemon juice can be an effective weed killer as well. For broad leaf weeds, try using neat white vinegar. And one of the best ways to prevent weeds from growing in the first place is to use mulch.