When it comes to tips on updating your yard, you might think you’ve heard it all. From how often to water your plants to how to mow your lawn depending on the type of grass you have, there are a lot of different ways to properly take care of your landscaping. But what you might not have considered before is that these small patches of grass around your home can have a big impact on the environment. And in fact, there are things you can do right now to make sure your yard is not only beautiful but environmentally friendly as well.
Interested in learning just how to turn your yard into an eco-friendly sanctuary? Luckily, the team at Hippo has put together a great list of green landscaping ideas that even the most novice landscapers can easily implement in their yards. Take a look at the tips below to see ideas best work for your yard shape, your climate and how much time you plan to devote to these updates.
Benefits of an Eco-Friendly Landscape
Creating a lawn that works with the environment rather than against it is beneficial in a variety of ways. Not only will it help reduce your home’s carbon footprint, but since most updates require less upkeep, it will also save you time and money as well.
Imagine being able to update your yard to need less water, less mowing and less weeding, while still looking beautiful? With small eco-friendly updates like a clover lawn or climate-friendly vegetation, you can. You could even do research on local wildlife for your area and plant things that will draw them to your yard, also known as a pollinator garden. Talk about a win-win!
Landscaping For A Greener Yard
When deciding what landscaping ideas to implement into your home, it’s best to consider your local climate, how much time you plan to dedicate to these updates and what you want your home to look like when it’s done. While certain landscaping updates are simple — like installing rainwater bins or making a composting pile — others can be much more time-consuming.
8 ways to make your yard Eco Friendly!
To learn more about the best lawn updates to tackle, check out the infographic from Hippo below.