Home And Garden Green Living Tips
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Green living has become important to many today, and with good reason. You don’t have to be a radical tree spiking environmentalist to understand that concern for our planet, and for our own personal environments go hand in hand. Green living is not only about saving the polar bears, or rain forests, and it is not just about using more efficient appliances. There are many ways to be green which might not have occurred to you. There is an additional benefit to the home and garden green living tips listed below, they will save money!
- Sealing your home reduces the need for both pesticides and energy. It is one thing you can do that will give double results for a minimum of effort. Reducing the amount of energy you consume helps to reduce the burden on your bank balance, and also to reduce our dependency on foreign fuel oil. There are so many ways that properly sealing your home can help, that we can’t even list them all.
- Use pest prevention as your first line of defense against pests. Pest prevention is green by nature, and will cut down on the amount of pesticides going into your home and onto your lawn, and the amount of money going out of your bank account.
- Using native plants in your landscape reduces the amount of pesticide, fertilizer and water needed to keep your landscape healthy, which reduces your cost, avoids the dangers of biodiversity damaging plants, and reduces insect problems, which also reduces pesticide use and cost. Additionally, native plants encourage the presence of native birds which can also cut down on the insect population and add variety to your home and garden green living experience.
- Using part of your lawn or landscape as a vegetable garden can reduce your food cost, as well as the cost to maintain your lawn and landscape, and it is good for your families health. There is another side effect: Vegetable gardening puts people back in touch with there food. You would be surprised at the number of children who are not aware that catchup comes from tomatoes, or that milk comes from cows!
- Planting trees in strategic places around the home can cut energy cost by providing natural shading in the summer, and wind protection during the winter. Trees transpire moisture as a part of their normal routine, and this provides evaporation cooling for your property. Trees also help to prevent noise pollution by buffering sound. As mentioned above, you should choose native varieties for the very best result.
We are sure that you have other ideas on practical ways to practice green living, and can come up with many new ones as well. Please feel free to share your green living tips with others by adding your comments and suggestions about home and garden green living!