Adding a mulch around plants slows water evaporation, saving water and giving plants a protective covering that will keep them moist even in the hotest weather. There is enormous water savings
when all of your plants have a layer of mulch.
Challenge conventional wisdom of what a yard should be, by designating at least a portion of your yard as a "no-mow"
zone, allowing grasses, weeds and local naturally seeding plants to grow, providing food for birds and other critters.
Using natural pesticides and fertilizers and other organic
gardening techniques, one can reduce chemical run-off, create a
less harmful environment and produce great tasting and beautiful looking plants.
Leaf blowers cause excessive noise pollution, as well as air pollution from the two stroke engine, what is worse is the air pollution that is caused by the blowing of dried spit, urination, dog doo, insects and decomposing matter all over the place.
Watering lawns and gardens in the evening or before dawn allows ample time for the soil to absorb the moisture before the sun can evaporate it. Pouring countless gallons of water on our yards is excessive enough.