MASTER GARDENERS: 7 gardening tips to lower your carbon footprint – Bemidji Pioneer

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MASTER GARDENERS: 7 gardening tips to lower your carbon footprint – Bemidji Pioneer

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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
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