Reducing one’s carbon load on the environment is getting more and more attention in the news. Here are ideas that reduce carbon release and have worked for us.
- The first came about because I was tired! Mowing and bagging leaves in the fall and then trekking them to the compost pile took time I could use for getting dinner. I started dumping them around trees, creating a skirt that didn’t require close mowing. It built into a lovely composted area, looked attractive, and I didn’t have to lift sod or purchase mulch. Soon I mulched groups of trees and it looked even better, and the idea of landscaping to save time, energy, plus a whole lot of gas clicked as a great solution.
- Woodland ferns that looked so good backing up hostas started becoming too happy and popped up everywhere, destroying design and making trips in paths. A shaded lawn area that sloped too much for comfortable mowing looked like a spot for ferns. It became “fern alley,” another wider spot that was too shaded to really support grass became “fern lake.” I loved the