Children love nature. They jump at the chance to go to the park or beach in the summer and build a snowman in winter. So how can we as parents translate that seemingly innate love of the outdoors into a life-long commitment to caring for the planet? Creating a meaningful connection between the environment and kids […]
Just in time for Fall clean ups, there’s a story making the rounds in the media that seems to say less yard work is best. According to some interpretations, during fall clean ups raking leaf debris ‘has been declared overrated, harmful, and all-around terrible by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF).’ (Yahoo! News, November 10th) Not so […]
Smart watering guidelines usually offer advice on how often and when to water your lawn and garden in order to keep things green while being eco-friendly. While this advice is important, using water smart landscape design, you can further lighten your footprint and conserve water before you even turn on your garden hose.
When residential lawn mowers first came about, they were designed to cleanly cut your lawn into grass clippings that, left on the turf, returned the naturally occurring nutrients back into your lawn. Then self-bagging lawn mowers were invented, and people were told to bag their grass clippings. So— Should you bag your grass clippings or […]
Either Way, You Still Need to Rake Your Leaves. (Sorry.) There’s a story making the rounds in the media claiming that raking fall leaf debris ‘has been declared overrated, harmful, and all-around terrible by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF).’ (Yahoo! News, November 10th) While this might seem like welcome news to overworked homeowners, don’t burn your […]