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A Green yard is not necessarily environmentally friendly

That’s right! Some yards can very well be hazardous to their surrounding ecosystem. The extend at which your yard can be considered healthy for our planet, depends upon the methods you use when preparing the soil, when planting and while maintaining.

Below, we have some suggestions that help prevent environmental pollution while at the same time getting the objective accomplished.

Seeding - Even though scattering the seed in your yard and then soaking it with fertilizer seems to be a method widely used, try to avoid it. A much less wasteful method is that of seeding after aeration. Aeration creates an easier path for the seed to get where it needs to and for the fertilizer to get to the seed. The amount of fertilizer required is thus much less. Therefore much less quantities of fertilizer end up being washed away into any surrounding streams or rivers reducing the amounts of pollution.

 

cute little frogReuse your waste - For a healthier planet and for your own economic benefit, make sure to develop your own compost mound in your backyard. Rather than disposing your yard’s waste, add it to your pile and let nature take over. Worms, Insects and micro-organisms will break down your waste and transform it into rich mulch ready to be used.

Fertilizing - The amount as well as the quality of fertilizer used is key! Highly soluble fertilizers such as urea and ammonium nitrate should be avoided. A gradually-releasing nitrogen-based fertilizer should be used at a specific time of the year (two to three times in the fall). This reduces the excessive washing away of fertilizers into the surrounding ecosystem.

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