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Having A Zero-Cost Lawn

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Having A Zero-Cost Lawn

Having a lawn is great, but it needs a lot of work and that works comes with harm to the environment. When you mow the lawn, you put emissions into the atmosphere through the exhaust of the lawnmower. When you use a weed-eater, you have the same problem. When you water the lawn, you are using precious water from your area. There are several things you can do to make your lawn zero-cost, and it is not as hard as you might think.

First of all, with any type of equipment, it is best to use electric if you can. You can now buy lawnmowers and weed-eaters that are completely electric, or run on batteries that you charge when you need to mow the lawn. While these still create emissions, the impact on the environment is far less than what you would have with a gasoline lawnmower or weed-eater. The cost of these machine is much less than a gasoline engine as well, so you end up saving a lot of cash and the environment at the same time.

Second, if you are going to water the lawn, don't use water from the hose. Instead, install rain barrels. The rain barrels will allow you to collect rainwater from your eaves, and at the same time, allow you to use water that isn't from a local supply. You would be surprised by how much water you can harvest during a rainstorm and all of that water can then be used on your lawn or in your garden. Another big plus is that it is completely free, and the cost of watering your lawn or your garden won't shop up on your water bill. Remember, your lawn and garden only needs one inch of water a week, so there is plenty of water in the rain barrel for that.

Lastly, if you are going to put any sort of fertilizer on your lawn, just use compost that you create over the course of the winter. The compost will have everything your lawn needs, and you will be eliminating the organic waste going into the landfills, which accounts for 33 per cent of waste there.

These solutions are not only good for the environment, they are easy and cost-effective for you. Not only can these tips save you money moreover in some parts of the country such as Florida its required by law to water your lawn in a sustainable manner. 


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