Composting: A Positive Way to Recycle Waste.
We are all living in exciting times right now with the rapid growth that we are experiencing today. Accompanying growth is change. As our economy and our population swells in the Lower Mainland, so our landscape changes. What most of us don’t realize is that, with all this new development and growth, our landfills are filling up way too fast! In this issue, we give you an in-depth look at how you can take a step towards healing our fragile planet by recycling your food waste and other biodegradable waste through COMPOSTING.
Tips for natural, healthy lawns:
Mow High and Mow Often.
Set your mowing height at 5 or 6 cm and mow your lawn often. Never remove more than 1/3 of the total grass blade this can stress the grass. Longer grass provides shade to protect your lawn roots.
Mow and go!
Leave the clippings on the lawn. This is known as grasscycling and can supply almost 25 percent of the fertilizer needed by your lawn.
Water Roots Deeply
Water thoroughly, but infrequently (about 2x/week for 30 mins)
Early morning is the best time to water because the grass leaves will most effectively absorb the moisture.