Sustainability is one of the many things that homeowners are constantly looking to improve upon. Not only are sustainable approaches financially beneficial, they also help our planet out! One of the many areas where homeowners have the opportunity to be sustainable is in their landscape.
In today’s blog post, the team at Gainesville Lawnscaping, your trusted lawn care team in Gainesville, will go over a few of the different ways that you can care for your lawn with sustainability in mind. Let’s dive in.
When it comes to sustainability, water conservation is one of the most common things that homeowners will look at. Again, conserving water is not only financially beneficial, but it’s incredibly helpful to our planet. With that being said, water is one of the necessities of a lawn, so it’s expected that you will need water to ensure your lawn looks great. Rain collection is one of the more extreme methods of conserving water while also caring for a lawn, but it’s certainly not the only way you can be sustainable.
Given that most will have a sprinkler system, one of the best things that you can do to care for your lawn while still being sustainable is to set your sprinklers to a timer that doesn’t over water your yard. You will also want to have your system inspected for any leaks or cracks that could potentially waste water. Another thing that you can do to help conserve water is to invest in a smart irrigation timer/system that will help monitor the amount of water that your lawn needs. These systems are great in that they keep your lawn looking great, help conserve water, and will save you so much money in the long run.
Now, sustainability in the form of recycling can go far beyond the plastics that you’re done using. In fact, recycling is incredibly beneficial for your lawn and so easy to do! When you have lawn clippings and raked leaves set aside, you can utilize them as a natural fertilizer. When grass and leaves die, they release tons of nutrients which is why, when you recycle them, they become an incredible fertilizer for your lawn. Aside from the loads of nutrients that they carry, grass clippings and dead leaves have zero chemicals in them, which is great for your lawn and the planet.
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Choosing to be sustainable while caring for your lawn doesn’t mean that you need to have a xeriscape lawn or that you need to get accustomed to a yard that’s browning. There are countless ways that you can be sustainable while also enjoying a lawn that you love. The sustainable choices that you make, like the ones that we’ve suggested above, are a great way to keep your lawn looking gorgeous, but hiring a professional landscaping company can make it just a little bit easier.
If you’re interested in learning more about how the team at Gainesville Landscaping can help with landscape design at your residence or commercial property, reach out to our team, and let us tell you more about the residential landscaping services that we offer.