Going “Green” in Your Garden or Flower Bed
There has been a lot of emphasis lately on the importance of “going green”. That simply means being environmentally-responsible. You likely already recycle, use energy-efficient lights, and turn down your thermostat when no one is home.
Yet, most of us don’t think about the garden or flower bed when we “think green”.
We should! Here are a few practical things you can do to tend to outdoor plants — without negatively impacting the environment.
- Pull weeds instead of using a weed killer.
- Avoid strong pesticides. (Products that target only one or two types of insects tend to be less harsh.)
- Don’t use flower bed ornaments (i.e. gnomes) that might bleed colour dye into the soil.