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10 Xeriscaping Ideas for Dry Climates [Visual]

10 Xeriscaping Ideas for Dry Climates [Visual] | ecogreenlove

Xeriscaping is a landscape designing technique of creating a yard that requires little water. Xeriscaping takes advantage of native and drought hardy plants, along with hardscaping and decorative elements to create an attractive display that requires minimal maintenance.

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The practice is most popular in arid and semiarid climates, where watering restrictions are common but can be practiced in any area.

It’s easy to see the appeal of xeriscaping. From lowering monthly water bills and less maintenance to helping out the environment, it definitely has its perks. If you are contemplating converting your lawn to a xeriscaped space, here are a few tips to get you started on the right path.

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Making the Most of Your Summer’s End

Making the Most of Your Summer's End | ecogreenlove

Looking at the calendar and seeing that summer is almost over can be tough on many people. In fact, there is a condition called August anxiety that can create stress for some folks as they realize that their favorite season is slipping away. If you feel this way, now is the time to enjoy some last-minute excitement with these fun and eco-friendly activities.

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Summer Flowers for your Eco-Friendly Garden [Visual]

Summer Flowers for Your Eco-Friendly Garden [Visual] | ecogreenlove

These days, with more time spent at home and warmer months, you are bound to find yourself in your garden. Whether you are combing over your dried-out tomato plant from last summer or peeking over your next-door neighbor’s fence at their perfect daffodil flower beds, we’ve all wanted to plant the perfect summer garden.

If you think that your garden could use a bit of perkiness and revival, you might not need to look into remodeling. Just by adding vibrant summer flowers to your backyard garden, you can turn it into a refreshing, green oasis.

Below are some of the most versatile, beautiful flowers that will grow across many climates and temperatures. Add a variety of summer and year-round perennial flowers to your garden to replenish its ecosystem and overall beauty.

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Tips on Cultivating a Year-Round Eco-Friendly Garden

Tips on Cultivating a Year-Round Eco-Friendly Garden | ecogreenlove

Whether you have a natural green thumb or not, there are plenty of benefits to having a garden. You can stay active, give your mental health a boost, and help out the planet with your efforts. 

Gardening, in general, is typically an eco-friendly activity. However, if you want to have a garden year-round, you might think you have to make choices that aren’t exactly good for the environment. For some, that might include using pesticides in the summer. Or, you might turn toward chemically-laden soils and “boosters” to help plants grow in cooler temperatures. 

Can those things help? Absolutely. 

Are they good for the environment? No. 

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