Fall has finally arrived, and many homeowners are looking forward to not having to mow
their lawn in the weeks to come.
Why not use that newly acquired free time to upgrade your outdoor space and make it more
“By doing some simple sustainable
landscaping projects you can make
your lawn look more impressive or
maximize a small outdoor green space.
You can also boost energy efficiency
and keep your environmental
impact to a minimum.”
Organic lawn care experts with years of experience in organic lawn care methods and
sustainable landscape and hardscape installation share some their most popular urban
landscaping projects with an eco-friendly twist below.
Check out some of their most requested sustainable urban landscaping projects for Fall:
In an urban setting with limited green space, mulch can be an excellent alternative to more
high-maintenance ground coverings.
It also adds visual contrast to your flowerbeds and can be used to highlight other landscaping
features in your outdoor space.
Organic mulch doesn’t just make your garden look great – it helps the ground retain water,
prevents weeds, and reduces erosion.
It’s also an important step in winterizing your garden.
Laying down mulch in the fall will help your trees and shrubs survive through a cold winter
and save you time next spring!
You don’t have to install solar panels on your roof to power your entire home to make a green swap!
Take a small eco-friendly step and really make your landscape shine by replacing outdoor lights
with solar powered ones.
Install small lights in your garden or along a driveway.
Most solar powered LED for outdoor use are inexpensive and self-sustaining!
One of the best ways to pack a green punch in a small outdoor space is by growing up
instead of out.
Make use of retaining walls or fences is trendy and beautiful, and it takes up less space
than a traditional garden.
Produce like tomatoes, peppers and beans grow very successfully in hanging baskets
and on trellises.
For areas with limited sun exposure, cabbage and lettuce are popular choices.
Food waste, leaves, sticks, grass clippings, and other organic materials will create soil filled with
nutrients for your indoor or outdoor plants.
While decidedly less glamorous than a vertical planting installation or new lighting, a compost pile
doesn’t have to just look like a rotting pile of organic matter!
Build your own compost bins using cedar, or upcycle a galvanized container to keep your compost
from being the focal point of your outdoor area.
Treat Yourself This Fall
This Fall, as the air turns cold and the leaves turn brown, invest some time in an eco-friendly
Not only will it transform your outdoor space, but it will have a reduced impact on the environment
If you’re interested in building or installing green landscaping elements in your outdoor space but
you’re not sure where to start, work with a local contractor in your area.
About the Author
Go Green is an eco-friendly lawn care company in West Chester, PA. We use the finest products to ensure that your lawns will be immaculate. We offer fertilization, weed control, aeration, seeding, mowing, trimming, and mulching services.
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