Tiburon Bay House

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Green Patio Landscape Design added this to grass replacements3 October 2015

Rethink the Lawn7. Mow less and ditch the chemicals. Fire your lawnmower, landscape service or pool service. Loud lawn-care equipment contributes to hearing loss, restricts blood flow (which can lead to hypertension), pollutes the air at many times the rate of driving a car, and leads to millions of spilled gallons of gasoline each year — not to mention the 23 million tons of lawn clippings that go into landfills that could be turned into compost. Mow twice a month (less in the heat of summer) and let the grass grow a bit longer — if you do, the roots will grow deeper, and the height will shade the ground, increasing soil moisture. Consider lessening your impact by using an electric mower or even a reel mower (the latter has come a long way since the good old days).Chemical fertilizers and pesticides are toxic to wildlife, pets, kids and adults, and may lead to autoimmune diseases, birth defects and learning disabilities. Avoid them. Time saved: 1 hour

smwcsu added this to sustainable5 May 2015

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