Sustainable Gardens & Living

rain-garden“A sustainable garden works in harmony with nature”

  • Plant trees, which will cool your home in the summer and help store carbon from the atmosphere in the soil
  • Grow your own food in order to reduce the distance your food travels before it arrives in your kitchen.
  • Compost in order to feed your garden while reducing what you put in your trash can.
  • Use native plants, which are typically climate-friendly and water-wise.

Use permeable pavers instead of concrete or blacktop for water run off, and install rain gardens for low areas to add beauty as well as interest.

There are so many options to live in harmony with the Earth.  Leaving a small carbon footprint by Free Energy Livingsm makes all the sense in the world!

By | 2017-02-23T15:57:48+00:00 May 5th, 2014|Green Living|Comments Off on Sustainable Gardens & Living