We, as people in an industrialized nation, contribute to habitat destruction and unhealthy habitats—for people as well as for animals.
We're trying to use earth-friendly gardening practices in our own yard because they'll not only lead directly to a healthier world but also vividly illustrate why these same kinds of practices, done on a global scale, are important in the world beyond our own yard.
Some of our earth-friendly landscaping practices:
- Earth-friendly gardening tips—tools, keeping track of plants, and weeding
- Lawn—reducing lawn, using organic lawn care practices
- Problems with lawns—toxic chemicals, water resources, human costs
- Reducing the amount of lawn—dramatically reducing the size of our turf-grass lawn
- An organic lawn
- Alternatives—experimenting with some alternative lawn-like plants
- Restoring the Property—a touching poem about lawns
- A funny lawn story—A story we've enjoyed, conveying a lot of truths about lawns
- Pesticides and other chemicals—We've had a 100% pesticide free yard for many years now; our alternatives to chemicals.
- Water conservation—We try to conserve water in many ways.
- Compost—We compost all of our yard waste; we make leaf humus, too.
- Climate—We try to be climate-friendly in our landscaping practices.
What kind of a world are we leaving future generations?
Our stewardship of the earth will determine that answer.