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Reason #1: Water Quality
Carpet-like lawns and beautiful yet hard to grow plantings add value and enjoyment to any home. But these benefits can come at tremendous cost to our environment. Yard care practices can impact water quality. The pesticides and fertilizers you apply to your yard may wind up in our waterways. At risk are lakes, streams and even the ocean.
Reason #2: People, Pets, and Wildlife
Too often people think pesticides are "safe" because they can be bought at a local hardware store. This is absolutely not true! All pesticides have risks, even those approved for orgainc use. Pesticides are designed to be toxic--that often means they kill something. If used incorrectly, a pesticide could pose risks to people, pets and beneficial creatures and plants.
YardScaping will help you grow lawns and landscapes that create better habitats and demand less pesticides, fertilizers and irrigation water.
Reason #3: Money
A YARDSCAPE can save you money. Shrinking your lawn and growing hardy plants will reduce out-of-pocket costs: gasoline, pesticides, fertilizers, water, plants and planting materials. Plus, protecting natural resources, like lakes, from pesticide and fertilizer runoff will increase property values. No one wants to live by a waterway that is full of algae.
Reason #4: Time
Your time is valuable. Growing a YARDSCAPE, which uses low maintenance plants and has only the amount of lawn your lifestyle needs, adds up to more play time for you.
Reason #5: Air Pollution
Reducing your lawn size to what you really need is YardScaping 101. Using a power mower consumes fossil fuels and causes pollution. Think of it this way: one power mower = 11 cars. In fact, a lawnmower pollutes as much in one hour as an automobile driving 400 miles.
It is estimated the average American spends 40 hours every year mowing their lawn.
Reason #6: Make a Statement
A landscape rich in diverse vegetation is unique. It expresses a property's own character. Better yet, a lush YARDSCAPER property conveys an important message about aesthetics: environmental responsibility is always in good taste.