- small changes, big difference
1. Grow some vegetables – pick the ones you love eating – and add some herbs to your garden so you can enjoy the flavor and encourage good nutrition in your diet.
2. Use natural pest control – like 20% vinegar for killing weeds, or Neem oil as an insecticide
3. Start a compost pile
4. Plant a tree to provide shade for your home, reducing your summer cooling costs
5. Give your old pots a new life by scrubbing with bleach, then spray painting for a fresh look on your patio. Remember old pots turned upside down can become pedestals for your planters, sometimes putting them out of the rabbit’s reach.
6. Check your automatic irrigation system to see just how often its running and how much water is being applied. Running your system correctly early in the season will mean your grass can develop stronger root systems that better prepare the turf for hot summer weather.
7. Buy local and buy quality – its good for the local economy, cuts out shipping impacts, and means you’re doing it right the first time.
8. Mulch your vegetable garden with a few layers of newspaper, covered with straw or hay
9. Trade gardening magazines with friends, doubling the inspiration and education they bring to our lives and gardens
10. Garden with a child – share the wonder of nature