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GreenScaping-Adventures in Earth Friendly Gardening

It always feels good to know that what you are doing is contributing to the greater good of the plant Earth. With that in mind I encourage you take set some time aside to join me at one of our Earth Friendly Gardening Classes.

As the name implies, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is charged with protecting our environment. Our environment is quite large and it would be wrong to think that a single agency could take care of it alone. As stewards of the earth we must work together to protect and nurture such a blessing. At Bayport Flower Houses we have always held the belief that we inherit this Earth from the next generation and as such must leave it in better condition than we found it. Of course the subjective nature of “better condition” is always a debate there are some simple steps you can take to make a difference. The EPA published a brochure which I feel is one of the most common sense and attainable paths towards gardening, they refer to it as GreenScaping, the easy way to a Greener, Healthier Yard. The brochure can be found at www.epa.gov/GreenScapes.

There are five easy steps:

#1 Build and maintain healthy soil

#2 Plant right for your site

#3 Practice smart watering

#4 Adopt a holistic approach to pest management

#5 Practice natural lawn care

 By following these steps you will save time, save money and protect the environment. These benefits may not happen instantaneously but over time the rewards are wonderful. I believe that the best reward is knowing that you are part of the solution. If rolling around a natural lawn, watching butterflies flutter and trees cool the earth is for you than I encourage you to stop in at Bayport Flower House and let us discuss with you how you can be “green”. We’re here to help get you started and pointed in the right direction. Make someday…Today!

“Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another”