A majority of Americans agree that lawn upkeep is the most important thing to do to keep your yard looking attractive, there are way to keep your lawn looking nice while using environmentally friendly products. What you plant is very important, some plants and trees will retain water, saving you on watering costs. Some plants are friendly to bees and other species that can pollinate your plants for you. You can even lessen your overall carbon footprint by using battery powered equipment to cut and prune.
- There are ways to have a beautiful, landscaped, manicured lawn AND be environmentally sound, as landscaping can have a huge impact on the environment.
- Choosing plants tolerant to drought, can really help save a buck and help the environment.
- Using battery equipped equipment, as opposed to gas powered, greatly helps emmisions, and also can be very attractive to the consumer, personally. (cleaner, no odor,etc)
“Brian Manke from STIHL, which makes lawncare equipment, says you can cut your carbon footprint down to size while cutting the grass.”