4 Tips for Creating a Sustainable Yard

Organic Lawn CareAs the world becomes more knowledgeable about its environmental impact, homeowners are encouraged to save the planet by making a few alterations to how they run their house. From switching to energy-efficient light bulbs and using rechargeable batteries, you may already be going green in your Kent, Ohio home.

Why not spread the green movement from the inside of your home to the outside? At Portage Turf Specialists LLC, we offer these helpful tips for achieving a healthy and environmentally friendly yard:

  • Conserve water: By switching from overhead watering to drip irrigation, you’ll help conserve water. Also, invest in a rain barrel; that way you can hydrate your lawn with storm-water runoff. Monitor current rainfall/soil conditions and turn off sprinklers during wet periods.
  • Recycle: Mulching lawn clippings is by far the best form of organic fertilization possible- why give all those valuable nutrients away? Composting organic kitchen waste is a huge eco-friendly step towards saving the environment. You can also use organic waste to create your own natural mulch and fertilizer.
  • Manage Pests: Keep an eye out for pests in order to prevent any problems before they become a major crisis, try finding the cause of the infestation before resorting to chemical solutions- example- look for standing water issues to prevent mosquito larvae rather than immediately reaching for the pesticides.
  • Grow plants: Trees help with shade and cooling, thereby increasing the energy efficiency of your home. Growing plants will not only add appeal to your home’s yard, but it will also provide a habitat for birds and other wildlife.

Our Organic Lawn Care

If you want to help reduce your carbon footprint, Portage Turf Specialists LLC offers organic lawn care programs in Kent, OH. Instead of using synthetic, chemical-based treatments, we’ll create a healthy yard by treating the soil with organic lawn fertilizer. To learn more about our organic lawn care practices, contact us at (330) 296-8873.

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