Welcome to San Diego Blog | April 23, 2020
Is Your Landscaping Eco-Friendly?
I hope everyone is well and safe. Did you know that working in your garden is one of the most reliable and healthiest ways to distance yourself socially? Next Wednesday is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, so with that in mind, I wanted to share with you a few eco-friendly landscaping tips as you dig into your spring projects.
Plant Trees and Shrubs Native to Your Area
Find trees and shrubs that are native to your area. They’ll repel pests and require fewer pesticides. Planting your trees strategically can also help provide shade for your home in the summer and let sunlight in throughout the winter. As a bonus, it will help cut heating and air conditioning costs.
Xeriscaping your yard in dry climates is a great way to conserve water. If you don’t xeriscape completely, group plants together that have similar watering needs. If possible, collect rainwater in a rain barrel to water and schedule sprinklers to water early in the morning and late at night to avoid evaporation.
Use Natural Fertilizers
If you like to use fertilizer, look for a natural fertilizer to help turn your grass green. Using compost is a great organic way to fertilize your grass and plants. In addition to assisting the lawn, it helps the soil. Also, pull your weeds rather than use weed killers that contain chemicals and pesticides.
Use mulch around trees and garden beds to help control weeds and conserve water. Organic mulch also helps with healthy root growth, and it promotes good soil.
As you’re looking to get outside, think about a little stress relief in your garden. Use these eco-friendly landscaping tips. They’ll help conserve the earth and your budget. Show me your garden tips and send us a few pictures. If there’s anything we can do to help you or your family, give us a call.