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Eco-friendly ideas for green living may begin with energy conservation and water conservation, but there are several ways to contribute beyond that. Like in other aspects of our lives, we can implement these ideas in our landscaping. Eco-landscaping saves energy, and makes the earth a cleaner, healthier place while saving you lots of money. Here are some tips on how to make your landscaping more sustainable and green:

Conserve water: When it comes to irrigation, it is a common misconception that automatic irrigation systems are wasteful. On the contrary, if used properly with set timers and speeds, automatic irrigation systems can promote water conservation and save you tons of time and money. 

Reduce use of chemicals: Reducing the use of chemical herbicides will reduce environmental pollution. Instead of using strong chemicals on your yard and garden, manually remove weeds or opt for chemical free weed killers. This will not only prevent pollution, but also will be a safe alternative for plants and animals. 

Recycle: Recycling is not just about separating cans from bottles. You can also recycle when tending to your landscaping by using recycled items to make birdfeeders, planters and other outdoor decor. You might be surprised at how quickly a coat of paint and strategic placement can turn something that looked like trash into attractive garden art.

Increase hardscapes: Adding more hardscapes in your landscaping will give you more outdoor living space and make your yard more functional. It will also significantly reduce the amount of water you’ll need to irrigate your yard. Replace grass areas with a paving stone or concrete patio, or build a brick walkway. The design options are endless!

Using eco-landscaping ideas is a great way to contribute to our environment and reduce your carbon footprint. Whether you are a homeowner or business owner, there are several ways you can save energy, save water and save money on your exterior spaces.