All across our planet, people are doing more than ever to create greener spaces. And that’s especially true in Florida, where water runoff can create serious problems. From businesses and theme parks like Disney to hotels like Celebration, that’s part of the Florida Green Lodging program, they’re all doing more than ever to help the environment.
And that’s true for homeowners too. And while many homeowners understand the value of gardening in an eco‐friendly manner, many of us need guidance on how to do it properly. Everyday, we unwittingly make bad choices for the environment when we are simply trying to beautify our landscapes. Something as simple as choosing the right plant-for-the-right-place can greatly reduce the impact we have on the earth.
In this episode Joe and Patti touch on some of the most common mistakes we all make, most of the time without realizing it. They offer practical, simple tips for gardening in a more earth‐friendly way as they help one homeowner begin a sustainable landscaping project.
Along with great ideas for the outside, even something as easy as the addition of house plants will help improve overall indoor air quality as well. This episode also demonstrates to the viewer how taking just a few of these actions will help create healthier plants, cleaner air and a safer environment for us all to enjoy.
For more information
Click here for a list of plants that clean the air inside your home.
Natural Resources Conservation Service Suggestions for efficient watering techniques
EDIS University of Florida Extension
University of Florida Extension Master Gardeners
Find the County Extension Service in your area