To many homeowners a great looking lawn complements a great looking house and yard. However, owning a home that’s aesthetically pleasing isn’t everything; it’s also important that your property is eco-friendly.

Below are some simple tips you can follow to make your home more eco-friendly.

Alternatives to petrol lawn mowers

Mowing is required on a regular basis to keep your lawn well-maintained. But did you know that some petrol mowers can create almost as much pollution as a car? On the other hand, electric mowers may not emit pollutants themselves, they do consume electricity generated in power plants that burn fossil fuels. However if you have a solar setup then you might be mowing your lawn for free and while creating zero emissions.

So how can you mow without damaging the environment at the same time? Easy! Get a simple ‘push’ lawnmower! Not only will using an unpowered lawnmower lessen the negative environmental impact, but it doubles as a workout for you. In fact, you can burn upwards of 300 calories an hour when mowing your lawn!

Get green on composting

Composting allows you to process your yard and kitchen waste in a helpful way. Compost is also great for your lawn. Not only will it promote healthier grass growth, but it reduces the amount of fertiliser needed too. Compost enriches the soil naturally and improves water retention and soil texture. You save money, while saving the environment too. What’s not to like?

Water smartly

Especially in warmer areas like regional Victoria consider watering your lawn when the temperature is cooler, so the moisture won’t evaporate as quickly. Early mornings and late afternoons are prime watering times. Make sure it’s not too hot that water evaporates before the grass roots and soil even have time to absorb it.

Get started on your turf installation today!

Talk to the team at Advance Turf about finding the right product at the right price. If you’re after quality turf installation in Melbourne or regional Victoria, you’ve come to the right place. We only offer first-rate lawn products, such as our lush Palmetto Soft Leaf Buffalo grass. For all enquiries, call Jason, Joanna, or Joan at the farm on 0438 056 174.