When you’re thinking about being kind to the environment, you’re probably drumming up images of the great outdoors in places like natural parks and neighborhood trails. But what about the great outdoors in your backyard?
While you may not see the negative impacts of littering or pollution outside your window, that doesn’t mean your lawn doesn’t impact the world. In fact, there are plenty of steps you can take to reduce your lawn’s negative impact on the environment. Through careful and considerate landscaping, you can actually reduce the resources your lawn consumes every year and even save a little money while you’re at it.
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The stress we’re facing these days is at an all-time high. A health crisis is gripping the country and the world, and we want nothing more than to get away from it all. The problem is, getaways are out of the question for now.
If we only had our own backyard getaway, things would be a bit different. Imagine spending the better part of your day in your personal oasis right there in your backyard, with customized misting systems keeping you cool day and night. You can have your meals there, curl up on the furniture, read your favorite books, all to the sound of water cascading down a small fountain a few feet away.
It’s never too late to create an oasis right there in your backyard. If you’re interested in creating a backyard getaway for yourself, check out the infographic below for tips on making it a reality.
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Summer is the best season to enjoy the great outdoors, but it’s also the time when you and your family are at the greatest risk of bites, stings, and the vector-borne disease that common summer pests can carry.
But did you know that there are steps you can take to make your backyard less attractive to these pests?
In the infographic below, you’ll know what to do to protect your family from pest threats this summer.
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by Primrose UK
For millions of Brits a garden is something to share – with family, friends and of course, birds. While you can spot many beautiful birds in a British backyard, there are some species that don’t flock to our shores. Whether you’re a seasoned twitcher or have trouble telling a blue tit from a blue jay, we hope you’ll enjoy our colourful chart of Backyard Birds From Around The World, which gives you an up-close view of some of the most common garden birds from a number of countries across the globe.
Although you’re unlikely to see an Indian roller or spotted pardalote taking a wash in your bird bath anytime soon, we hope this infographic inspires you to create a welcoming home for our feathered friends in time for summer!
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Infographic by CustomMade
Today’s environmental news is often alarming, especially the warnings that biodiversity, a term used to describe the immense variety of life on Earth, is under siege. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) warns nearly one third of known species are threatened with extinction, including 41 percent of amphibians, 26 percent of mammals, and 13 percent of birds.
It’s easy to feel helpless in the face of such dire statistics, especially because many scientists call biodiversity our life support system. Humans rely on healthy ecosystems to:
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