Greenscaping is when you create pesticide-free landscaping. According to the EPA, GreenScaping encompasses a set of landscaping practices that can improve the health and appearance of your lawn and garden while protecting and preserving natural resources.
The EPA has an entire web page devoted to greenscaping providing information on why its beneficial to both the home owners bottom line as well as one that is healthier for families, pets and the environment.
The EPA outlines five steps to create a greenscaped yard.
- Build and maintain healthy soil
- Plant right for your site
- Practice smart watering
- Adopt a holistic approach to pest management
- Practice natural lawn care
The web page on greenscaping is full of great information on everything from using safe fertilizers to mulching and making space for wildlife.