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Green Tips

We've compiled some of our best "green tips" and suggestions to help you out. Remember - we are all in this together! Check back often for more great tips on creating a safe and eco friendly lawn, landscape, garden and living area. Have a good green tip you would like to share? Let us know and we'll add it to the list.

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Green Tip 1:
Use native plants and grasses in your landscape to minimize water and fertilizer usage at the site. Native plants do well with the soil and moisture in your area.

Green Tip 2:
Use porous stone or gravel when designing hardscape to keep water on your site recharging the groundwater supply.

Green Tip 3:
If you are repaving your driveway, consider installing a rainwater storage system (cistern) under the driveway below the frost line to minimize water use for irrigation needs. Then consider a gravel or porous stone driveway instead of asphalt.

Green Tip 4:
Change your bulbs as they burn out to fluorescent bulbs. If you have a burned out fluorescent bulb, turn it in to one of our professionals for proper disposal, or look at your town disposal guidelines for proper disposal locations (usually the DPW office or a local hardware store).

Green Tip 5:
When replacing rechargeable batteries, check to see if they are Nickel Cadmium or Ni-Cad batteries. If they are, turn it in to one of our professionals for proper disposal, or look at your town disposal guidelines for proper disposal locations (usually the DPW office or a local hardware store).

Green Tip 6:
Start a compost pile. For best results in urban areas, use a fully enclosed compost tumbler to minimize rodent, insect and odor concerns. Use a countertop collection device, like a sealing mason jar or the type of container you might store flour in to keep egg shells and other organic materials you are going to add to your composter from causing odor or pest issues indoors before moving them to the composter.