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How to Get Started With Sustainable, Low-Maintenace Landscaping

Karlyn McKell

April 16, 2021

When was the last time you looked at your lawn care tactics and outdoor plant selections with a fresh perspective? How sustainable are your gardening habits? We all have areas of improvement when it comes to creating a low-maintenance backyard that uses as little water and toxins as possible. 

Thankfully, getting started with incorporating eco-friendly, low-maintenance landscaping techniques can make your gardening experience easier and more enjoyable.

What is a Low-Maintenace Landscaping Mindset?

A low-maintenance landscaping mindset not only makes it more affordable to help your yard thrive, but also makes it more eco-friendly. It’s all about setting up your backyard for success from the beginning with the right plant choices, natural fertilizer, and environmentally friendly maintenance habits. For example, by selecting plants that don’t require a lot of water, you’re automatically conserving natural resources and lowering your utility bill.  

The Importance of Choosing Plants Native to Your Region

Are you knowledgeable about the plants native to your region, and does your yard reflect that? Of course, a biodiverse, vital landscape looks different depending on your climate/region. Research the optimal vegetables and flowers for your eco-friendly garden so that you know you’re giving them the best chance of success — plus you’re helping the surrounding ecosystem. When you’re smart about tailoring your plant selection to your area, you’ll save yourself time, effort and help Mother Earth in the process. 

In a Nutshell...

If you’re on a mission to worry less about how much water you’re wasting and hope to conserve water, consider some of the tips and plant recommendations mentioned below provided by HomeAdvisor. You’ll be enjoying a stress-free, care-free backyard in no time.


This article was originally published on HomeAdvisor under Low-Maintenance Landscaping


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