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GOING GREEN Grass & Leaf Debris Needs To Be Collected

GOING GREEN Grass & Leaf Debris Needs To Be Collected

THIS ENTIRE ARTICLE WILL BE PRESENTED IN ALL UPPERCASE FOR TWO REASONS.

1ST REASON IS, CURRENTLY  I ONLY HAVE ONE HAND TO TYPE WITH.

2ND REASON IS HOW IMPORTANT A TOPIC I AM ABOUT TO GO INTO.

ENJOY THE RIDE,

FASTEN YOUR SEATBELT

GET READY TO MAKE A PHONE CALL TO WHOEVER MOWS YOUR LAWN (IF IT IS YOU, THEN YOU CAN SKIP THIS LAST STEP)

GRASS CLIPPINGS AND LEAVES ARE ORGANIC MATERIAL THAT IN A NATURAL SETTING ARE LEFT ALONE ON TOP OF THE SOIL TO SLOWLY BREAK DOWN. IF YOU HAVE EVER WALKED THROUGH THE WOODS, YOU DISCOVER HOW SPONGY THE GROUND IS. THIS IS DUE TO MANY YEARS OF ALL THE ACCUMULATED LEAVES, BRANCHES AND OTHER PLANT AND ANIMAL DEBIS BEING LEFT IN THE ENVIRONMENT TO BREAKDOWN NATURALLY. THIS PROCESS INCLUDES INSECTS AND FUNGI IN COORDINATION WITH WATER, AIR, WIND AND TEMPERATURE FLUCTUATIONS.

YOU MUST BE WONDERING, AT THIS POINT, WHY I WOULD BE DISCUSSING SOMETHING MOST EVERYONE ALREADY KNOWS. WELL, THE IDEA IS TO REMIND EVERYONE HOW MUCH THEY ARE WASTING EVERY TIME THE OPPORTUNITY COMES ALONG TO SAVE AND COLLECT THIS MATERIAL. MOST PEOPLE FORGET. THE CURB BECOMES THIS MATERIALS HOME AND SOMEONE ELSE GAINS THE OPPORTUNITY TO PROFIT FROM OUR IRRESPONSIBILITY AND LIMITED VIEWS OF THE WORLD. NOW THAT I MAY HAVE YOUR ATTENTION YOU SHOULD PICK UP YOUR PHONE, CALL YOUR LANDSCAPER AND ADVISE THEM TO BEGIN LEAVING THE GRASS AND LEAVES FROM YOUR PROPERTY IN SOME CORNER.

DON’T FORGET THAT YOU STILL WANT ALL THE MATERIAL CHOPPED AND MULCHED BY THE LANDSCAPERS MOWERS, AND THERE IS NO DISCOUNT IF THE LANDSCAPER LEAVES THE DEBIS ON YOUR PROPERTY. WHAT YOU WILL BE GAINING WILL BE THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE GREATER MOISTURE RETENTION IN YOUR GARDENS, A LARGER POPULATION OF BENEFICIAL INSECTS AND FUNGI, AND THE CHANCE TO SAY THAT YOU ARE IMPACTING THE PLANET.

IF I HAVEN’T MENTIONED IT YET THERE IS A BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICE HERE AS WELL AS COST SAVINGS THAT COMES WITH THIS RECYCLING PRACTICE.

LESS USE OF MULCHES AROUND YOUR GARDENS (MONEY SAVED)

LESS USE OF WATER IN THESE GARDENS (MONEY SAVED)

LESS USE OF FERTILIZERS AND CHEMICALS NEEDED (MONEY SAVED)

LESS USE OF CHEMICAL PESTICIDES AROUND YOUR PROPERTY (MONEY SAVED)

GREATER PLANT HEALTH CARE AND LONGEVITY FOR TREES AND PLANTS

THERE STILL WILL BE MULCH NEEDED, WATER USED, FERTILIZERS DROPPED AND SPRAYS (POSSIBLY) APPLIED, BUT AT A GREATLY REDUCED RATE.

PICK A SPOT THAT IS BOTH CONVENIENT AND ESTHETICALLY APPROPRIATE FOR YOUR NEEDS AND THEN BECOME A COLLECTOR. AS THE DEVELOPING COLLECTION BEGINS TO INVITE MOTHER NATURES HELP (3-6 MONTHS DOWN THE ROAD) YOU CAN BEGIN THE PROCESS OF HAVING IT SPEAD AROUND THE PROPERTY. IF YOU DO IT FOR NO OTHER REASON THAN TO SAVE MONEY, THIS ARTICLE HAS SERVED IT’S PURPOSE AND OUR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN ARE BETTER FOR IT.

BE SAFE, HAPPY AND NOT ALONE. THINK HAPPY THOUGHTS AND SHARE THOSE THOUGHTS WITH THE APPROPRIATE PARTIES.

AS I HAVE WRITTEN IN THE PAST, ONE MOMENT – ONE CHANCE – DON’T MISS IT

 

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