Tips for an Eco-Friendly Outdoor Space

Tips for an Eco-Savvy Outdoor Haven


As you enjoy the summer months, here are some ways to create a comfortable, sustainable outdoor space you can appreciate all season long.

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Use organic mulch to help reduce weeds and promote healthy soil. It might also save 25-50% in water usage.

Depending on the amount of rain that falls where you live, you may save up to 1,300 gallons of water by using a rain barrel during peak summer months.

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Replace grass with artificial turf, stones, crushed gravel, ornamental grasses or perennial ground covers.

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Select pollinator-friendly plants and bushes to attract butterflies and bees. Use organic weed prevention methods when possible.

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Install a “smart” irrigation system and check parts often. A broken water head could lose up to 25,000 gallons of water in six months.

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Trees offer shade, reduce stormwater runoff and serve as a natural habitat for birds and other wildlife.

Decor Ideas

  1. Hang small plants onto an old shutter or lean it against your house or deck.
  2. Display plants on the steps of an old ladder.
  3. Install a shelf onto a wall or windowsill to serve as a makeshift bar.
  4. Consider terra-cotta pots and outdoor floor tiles. The fired clay material is budget friendly and highly durable.

This image shows several different flower arrangements on wooden crates. It also has candles and a white wire bird cage.

This image shows a white fence with 3 bird houses, 3 square succulent gardens and one rectangular succulent garden attached.
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