KUSA - Here are ways to have a greener New Year:
GROW MORE HOUSEPLANTS
They take in carbon dioxide and pollutants and emit oxygen, making your home or office a healthier place.
FEED THE BIRDS
They eat the insects in your garden and contribute to a healthy ecosystem.
ELIMINATE PESTICIDES IN YOUR GARDEN
I've been pesticide free for more than two decades. It all balances out.
GROW MORE VEGETABLES
We need more productive vegetable gardens and fewer lawns. Consider sharing your produce with food banks and charities.
PLANT MORE BEE FLOWERS
Human life would perish without bees. Their favorites in my garden include crocus, hyacinth, thyme, oregano, salvia, bee balm, hyssop, alliums and asters.
PLANT A TREE
Even the smallest yard can accommodate a dwarf fruit tree. Make a gift to the generation that follows you.
Turn your garden debris and vegetable waste into nutritious compost to enrich your garden soil. It's easy--just let it decompose.
RECYCLE GARDEN PLASTIC
Re-use and recycle plastic pots and trays. Most garden centers have recycle bins for your drop-offs.
TAKE A CLASS
Learn more about native plants, rose care, growing orchids or whatever piques your interest.
SUBSCRIBE TO A GARDENING PUBLICATION
Stay in touch with the latest trends and techniques to make your world more healthy and beautiful.
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