(ARA) - When the sun shines on a beautiful summer day, it's easy to gauge how important our yards are. Take a walk around your neighborhood and you'll likely see a majority of your neighbors out mowing lawns, pulling weeds, cutting flowers and more. And once the work of maintaining the yard is done, it becomes the scene of garden parties, backyard barbeques and games like bocce and croquet.
The amount of time that we spend in our yards also tells us something about how we value nature and the environment. If you're taking the time to meticulously care for your lawn and garden, it makes sense to do so in an eco-friendly way.
When you use green power to care for your lawn and garden, not only will you be watching out for yourself, your family and your pets, you'll be doing good for the environment by using methods and products that are gentle on the Earth. Plus, you'll be popular with your neighbors -- your yard will be in perfect shape without the annoyances of noisy equipment and harsh fumes.
Here are some eco-conscious tips to keep in mind as you care for your lawn and garden throughout the summer.
Use green power instead of gas power.
Tackling the other trimming jobs in the garden, other than just mowing, often leads to people pulling out gas-guzzling, oil-burning tools that are so noisy you need to wear protective headphones while using them. They add to the clutter in your garage with environmentally unsound canisters of oil and gas, and turn those fluids to noxious fumes when used.
Instead of revving up a noisy, harmful engine when it's time to trim hedges, consider using a rechargeable lithium-ion battery powered tool. They're cordless, which makes maneuvering between plants easier, plus they recharge quickly and can be stored for long periods of time without losing their charge.
Plant organic, grow organic.
If, like so many other people, you're choosing to grow vegetables and fruits in your yard, look for seeds or starters that have been organically produced and grown. By doing that, you'll be starting out with plants that have a minimum of pesticides and chemicals in them -- then it's up to you to keep the theme going. Choose plant foods and treatments, along with pest repellents, that are organic.
With the world's environmental consciousness expanding more and more, it's easier than ever to find natural, organic and eco-friendly garden and yard solutions. And when you choose to trim your lawn and plants with an environmentally friendly mower or power tools, and use organic plant care, you'll be giving back to the environment that you value so much. Courtesy of ARAcontent