Looking to take on some home maintenance projects that will help you save money and reduce your carbon footprint? Spruce up your home this season with projects that the Earth will thank you for. Here are 4 ideas that will transform your home into a green wonderland. (Tweet This)

Create Your Own Garden

Cultivate your garden. This perfect family activity will bring your home to life. You could create an aesthetically appealing flower garden or a garden with delectable fresh produce. Whatever purpose fits your lifestyle best, a garden can be the perfect addition to your home.

Reduce, Reuse, And Recycle

An easy but vastly important way to limit your home’s impact on the environment is to make sure that waste ends up where it belongs. Recycle eligible materials and compost biodegradable waste to guarantee that your trash is put to good use. Here are simple instructions on how to create your compost pile.

Water Appropriately

The optimal time to water your grass is between the hours of 6 - 10 am. This will help avoid negative factors like wind and the intense heat of the midday sun while allowing the grass ample time to dry. If this period doesn’t work for you, watering from 4 - 7 pm is the next best time. Avoid watering at night to prevent the growth of fungus and mildew. The best way to ensure a healthy, beautiful lawn is by watering your lawn twice a week with a ½ inch of water each watering day. By following these tips, you can have a beautiful lawn and help save water - one of Earth’s most valuable resources.

Soak Up the Sun

Optimize the power of the Sunshine State by installing solar panels to power your home. By installing solar panels, you can increase the value of your home and reduce the amount of money spent to power it. You can even qualify for federal tax benefits by installing this technology. Solar panels reduce your home’s carbon emission and increase its energy efficiency. There is no better way to contribute to the Sunshine State than by tapping into one of its main resources!

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