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Greenscaping with rain barrels

Greenscaping with rain barrels

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Published by: Green Action Sustainable Technology Group on Jul 20, 2010
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial


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Our yards are our outdoor homes: fun, beautiful,great spaces for relaxing. By taking care of our lawnsand gardens properly, we can save money, time andhelp the environment. GreenScaping encompassesa set of landscaping practices that can improve thehealth and appearance of your lawn and gardenwhile protecting and preserving natural resources.
By simply changing your landscape to a Green-Scape,
you can save time and money and protect theenvironment.
Save time
by landscaping with plants thatrequire less care
Save money 
 by eliminating unnecessary water and chemical use
Protect the environment by:
Conserving water supplies.Using chemicals properly and only when necessary to keep waterways and drinking water clean.Reducing yard waste by recycling yard trimmingsinto free fertilizer.
Put nature to work 
in your yard
In nature, soil recycles dead plants into nutrients for new plant growth. Plants are adapted to the water, sun andsoil available in their site. Maintaining a wide variety of healthy plants, soil organisms, beneficial insects andanimals can keep most pests and diseases in check.By working with nature, you can have a great-looking yard that’s easier to care for, cheaper tomaintain and healthier forfamilies, pets, wildlife andthe environment.
Start with these five easy steps:
Build and maintain healthy soil
Plant right for your site
Practice smart watering
 Adopt a holistic approachto pest management 
Practice natural lawn care

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