Easy, Eco-Friendly Landscaping: What to Know [Infographic]

When was the last time you reevaluated your lawncare tactics and outdoor plant choices? A low-maintenance landscaping mindset will not only make it more affordable to help your yard blossom this Spring, but also makes it easier and more environmentally friendly. Ultimately, certain plants that don’t require a lot of water can help the planet and lower your utility bill.

Customize your plant selection to be eco-friendly and you’ll save yourself both time and effort while benefitting mother nature in the process. Check out some of the tips and plant recommendations mentioned below to conserve water and create an eco-friendly environment.

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A Guide to Eco-Friendly Landscaping [Visual]

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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Ideas to Grow Flowers for Spring Containers

With new growth and new flowers, there are many plants that can be used to create beautiful spring containers. Some of the best plants for pots and spring pots are the bulbs of spring flowers, such as daffodils, hyacinths and tulips. Container gardening is the perfect way to say hello to spring and goodbye to winter. At a time when the soil is still too cold to grow anything, soil potted in pots above the ground can absorb enough sun for growing plants. There are a number of plants that thrive in the cold temples of early spring, many even tolerating light frost or light snowfall. With potted plants, it’s easy to throw a protective cover on nights when stronger ice is possible. Here are a few ideas on which flowers to grow for your spring containers.

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The Best Edible Plants you can Grow in your Kitchen

Gardening doesn’t always have to involve a backyard. Before you feel like throwing your love of gardening aside for a different hobby, check out the best edible plants you can grow in your kitchen. They don’t require much experience or space, so they’re great options for indoor gardeners.

See if any of these year-round plants interest you. They’ll save you a trip to the grocery store and result in organic food for every meal.

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Optimizing Vertical Farming [Visual]

Vertical farms can potentially achieve higher yields for the surface area dedicated to production by controlling the light, temperature, humidity, water and nutrients the plants receive. They also reduce “food miles,” the distance food items travel from the point of production to the table, and can reduce CO2 emission from transport while delivering fresher and better tasting products.

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