Are you sick of hearing about what I eat every single day? I’ll try to get more creative and have new information for you. Today I am leaving for a marriage retreat and will not update on my progress until tomorrow night. Until then, Danielle McAnn has a post for you about environmentally friendly ways of laying down a new lawn. Danielle is a copywriter working with http://www.thegreencentre.com.au. When Danielle’s not writing content she enjoys swimming, shopping and taking her Golden Retriever dogs for a walk
An environmentally friendly way to go about laying down your new lawn.
It can be difficult to decide what your best option is when laying down a new lawn. Of course money becomes a factor when deciding between planting seed and putting down sod, but perhaps the environmental impact should also be a consideration.
There is no doubt that laying down a lawn is overall a great environmental option, compared to concrete, brick or stones, but your two options have pros and cons. Seeding a lawn can take several months to grow properly and is quite vulnerable to weather conditions; wind, heavy rain, drought, excessive heat, for example. However it is more affordable in comparison to sodded lawns that can cost quite a lot more due to the convenience. Seeded lawns do use around three times more water than a sodded lawn in order to get the seed to sprout. If you decide to use sod, buy it direct from the grower as this will reduce your cost, places like The Green Centre have a variety of lawns available for you to choose from as well. If you decide to seed your lawn, ask the specialist for the best ways to nourish your new seeds to develop them into a luscious lawn. One tip is to lay compost on top of the seed rather than the other common option of straw; this is a cheaper and often more effective option.
Once your seed has grown to lawn, or sod to a healthy lawn, you may notice a few weeds popping up here and there. While it can be tempting to drench your new lawn in weed killer to protect it, you are also releasing toxic chemicals into the environment. This can be particularly dangerous if you have small children or any pets, any contact with the pesticides or weed killer can seriously harm their health. An alternative to chemical intervention is organic lawn care. This requires you keeping your lawn at a healthy length, not too short but not excessively long either. Allow the blades of grass to get enough sunlight and don’t over-water your lawn, water less frequently with a little more water rather than all the time with a regular amount of water. If you keep your grass healthy, weeds won’t grow! Simple as that.