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Things You Can Do in Your Yard to Help the Environment

Posted on the 23 August 2011 by T_mackinnon @tedmackinnon

In Your Yardcompost in your yard

  • Avoid using leaf blowers and other dust-producing equipment.
  • Use an electric lawn-mower instead of a gas-powered one, or better yet one that neither uses electricity or gasoline.
  • Leave grass clippings on the yard-they decompose and return nutrients to the soil.
  • Use recycled wood chips as mulch to keep weeds down, retain moisture and prevent erosion.
  • Use only the required amount of fertilizer.
  • Minimize pesticide use.
  • Create a wildlife habitat in your yard.
  • Water grass early in the morning.
  • Rent or borrow items like ladders, chain saws, party decorations and others that are seldom used.
  • Take actions that use non hazardous components (e.g., to ward off pests, plant marigolds in a garden instead of using pesticide).
  • Put leaves in a compost heap instead of burning them or throwing them away. Yard debris too large for your compost bin should be taken to a yard-debris recycler.

[source: (SEQL) Sustainable Environment for Quality of Life - ]

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