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Picture Yourself Going Green: Step-by-Step Instruction for Living a Budget-Conscious, Earth-Friendly Lifestyle in Eight Weeks or Less by Erinn Morgan

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Chapter 6. Week Four: Green Your Yard

Week Four: Green Your Yard

Is your yard green and clean? © istockphoto.com/PhotographerOlympus

DO YOU HAVE—or aspire to have—the perfect lawn that is deeply green, neatly trimmed, with every blade in order? It would certainly be a splendid spot to rest and relax or play and picnic.

Or, perhaps your passion lies in the garden, where the plants thrive, the flowers bloom, and the vegetables grow. It is a place that provides a tranquil hideaway, a sense of accomplishment, and a gathering spot for backyard animals, birds, and butterflies. Ah, the idyllic American yard.

Some perfectly groomed yards are the result of hours of labor or the paid ...

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