5 Tips for Greening Your Garden

By Rick Hays
March 20, 2014
Home Garden Flower Photo

Today, we announced our largest outdoor living, lawn and garden event of the year featuring the lowest prices of the season on more than 60 outdoor essentials.

With nearly twice as many locations as the leading home improvement store, we know a thing or two about gardening and want to share a few tips for how to keep your landscaping eco-friendly.

  1. Use food scraps, yard trimmings and other organic waste to create a compost pile. Compost can help increase water retention, decrease erosion and replace chemical fertilizers.
  2. When you mow, "grasscycle" by leaving grass clippings on your lawn instead of bagging them or use a mulching mower. The clippings will return nutrients to the soil instead of taking up space in landfills.
  3. Reduce your use of fertilizers and pesticides by planting grass and flowers that are native to your area. At Walmart, the plants at your local store are tailored to the specific climate of your region.
  4. Cut the bottoms off plastic milk jugs or use small paper bags to protect young seedlings from frost, wind, heavy rain and roving animals. Remember to recycle the bags and jugs when the seedlings have grown.
  5. Raise the cutting height of your lawnmower during the hot summer months to keep grass roots shaded and cooler, reducing weed growth, browning and the need for watering.

Find more on Walmart’s outdoor living, lawn and garden event, check out www.walmart.com/lawnandgardenevent.