Thinking Spring....Think Green for your Landscape

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We are finally at the end of February and here in Ohio we are enduring another long winter.  Time to start thinking spring and here are 5 Ways Easy Ways to "Green" Your Central Ohio Landscape

•1.       Make a compost pile using kitchen and garden waste.  Mixing them together in a bin in your yard will accelerate the process.  The compost material, used in your gardens, will increase water retention and provides nutrients for plants.

•2.       Plan to put an automatic timer on your water hose.  Installation is quick and easy and requires no wiring or digging and is an excellent way to reduce water consumption.

•3.       Consider the use of solar powered lightinginstead of electric lighting to reduce energy cost and still maintain safety and aesthetics.

•4.       In a few weeks when it is time to fertilize do so carefully.  Do not wash fertilizer spills into the street or down sewer drains.  Consider using compost or organic materials instead of commercial products for fertilizing.

•5.       Research the use of Biological pest control for a natural chemical free way to rid you gardens of unwanted pests.

These are a few quick and inexpensive ways that you can think green this spring in your landscape.  If you are looking for more cost effective tips to help your home sell call me at 614-273-6406 or email me at Vanessa.simmons@realliving.com

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Diane Rice
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Very helpful and timeely tips Vanessa.  It really is time to convert from our past ways of doing things and take time to consider how what we do affects others.

February 28, 2009 08:27 AM #1
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Vanessa V. Simmons
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Diane,

thanks for the comments you are so right....Have a great weekend

February 28, 2009 08:30 AM #2
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I love green and spring!! Great tips.

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Wendy I know that I am jumping the gun a bit for Ohio but I am soooo ready for spring!  :-)

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