Making your home more eco-friendly can incorporate many aspects of the property, both indoors and out.
One way to ramp up your “green factor” is by planning landscaping projects that have minimal impact on the natural environment.
Here are five ways to plan a greener landscape:
- Use plants that are native to the region. This will ensure that they thrive and seasonal pollenation will distribute seeds and pods in areas where the plants already grow well.
- Avoid planting large plants and trees in close proximity to your house; this lets natural sunlight reach as much of the house as possible and add a few degrees of heat during colder months.
- Minimize or eliminate the amount of chemicals you use to fertilize your lawn and landscaping. Chemicals seep into the ground and get washed into creeks, rivers, and other natural water sources and can harm the environment.
- Use eco-friendly landscaping materials, and incorporate natural elements into your hardscaping as much as possible.
- Add landscaping elements or more hardy grass that requires less watering. This is beneficial in our Midwest region where summer water rationing or scheduled watering days are common.
Contact us today at Rosehill Gardens for other tips on green landscaping projects with a call to 816-331-4450.