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Being Green With Less Green: A New Look For Your Lawns

Posted by Junk King on Jun 20, 2022 5:00:00 AM


Yard cleanup and yard waste disposal can be a pain. But with a green, low-water, drought-resistant yard your cleanup is minimal - as is your yard waste.

And you'll be helping the planet and yourself by reducing your water usage, minimizing the use of fertilizers and pesticides, and mowing.

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The Green Lawn: A Love-Hate Relationship for Many Homeowners

Americans in most places throughout the United States love their lawns. In fact, one of the major curb appeal touches when selling a home is to have a "perfectly" manicured, green, and healthy lawn out front. 

Except maybe in Arizona. Or Alaska.

But for most of the rest of us, lawns are king. As one source noted,

"81 percent of all Americans have a lawn, and a vast majority – 79 percent – say that a lawn is an important feature when renting or buying a home."

And with great lawns comes great responsibility, as Peter Parker's uncle might say. Nice lawns don't get that way without a great deal of work. And they don't stay that way without an lot of work all the time! 

Which is the big downside of having a beautiful lawn - it takes work, time, and energy. Not to mention money. 

Even if you have the means to hire someone to care for your lawn and landscaping, it costs you money. And then there's the weather to worry about, especially things like drought and severe cold snaps and blizzards.

Not to mention the yard waste and debris that has to be picked up and removed regularly.

All of which is why many Americans are shifting away from lots of green to lots of hardscaping and low-water plantings.

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A Touch of Desert Life and Landscape for Your Yards

It can be hard to hear, but your nice lawn takes far more than it gives. 

According to a story from CNN, for example,

"But for nature, lawns offer little. Their maintenance produces more greenhouse gases than they absorb, and they are biodiversity deserts that have contributed to vanishing insect populations. Residential lawns cover 2% of US land and require more irrigation than any agricultural crop grown in the country. Across California, more than half of household water is used outside of the house."

The news story goes on to point out that in 2005, a NASA satellite study found that American residential lawns take up 49,000 square miles -- nearly equal in size to the entire country of Greece.

But this may be changing sooner than many of us realize.

The trend towards low-water, drought-resistant plants in lieu of water-sucking lawn grass is sweeping the nation. For example, in many states, homeowners are being offered rebates to replace their lawns with flowering plants that are loved by bees.

And several cities and other municipalities are offering to pay families and homeowner associations to design gardens that collect storm water in water features and underground rain barrels.

In fact, underlying much of this movement is the increasing popularity of xeriscaping. 



Xeriscaping is a term invented back in 1981 that combines the Greek word xēros, which means 'dry, with the word 'landscaping.' The purpose of xeriscaping is to design landscaping with the aim of maximum water conservation.

An article from one home life magazine explains,

"Xeriscaping is known for its distinctive look that provides an interesting alternative to the traditional lawn with borders. Instead, plants are surrounded by gravel, which helps retain moisture in the soil. We would describe the look as a Japanese Zen gravel garden meeting desert plants and/or drought-tolerant plants."

And because of the low-water aspect of xeriscaping, it has been enthusiastically embraced in the Western region of the United States where water conservation is a top priority.

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When a Yard Makeover Means More Yard Waste Removal

Okay, we understand that one of the major benefits of a xeriscaped yard is little or no grass and little or no yard waste to get rid of.  But you will likely have large quantities of yard waste and debris to be removed once you engage in your landscaping transformation.

And that's when you need to call on the services of a local, trusted, and reliable yard waste removal service. 

Which is why Junk King specializes in the removal and disposal of yard waste and debris.

On top of all the savings you'll enjoy with a drastically lower water bill, little or no plant food or pesticides, and a uniquely beautiful outdoor space, this could be your last yard waste disposal chore, as well. 

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For Fast and Easy Yard Waste Removal Simply Call on Junk King!

Once you decide to transform your lawns, you'll want professional help with the yard waste removal and junk hauling. Which means you need to decide who you're going to call for the job.

An easy decision would be to simply call Junk King since we're the top-rated junk removal service.

We're number one because we provide efficient, safe and eco-friendly residential waste and yard waste removal services so you don’t have to worry about the pickup or disposal of all the junk and debris after your project is complete.

Got big stuff? Our expert debris removal team will break down and haul off any types of yard waste you have.

If you need our services several times during a cleanup project - or just once after you're done - our junk hauling experts will make sure that all your yard and building rubbish is out of your way so that you can enjoy your new outdoor spaces!

And our highly trained and insured yard waste removal team will show up at your home on time, as promised, and we'll call 15 to 30 minutes before we arrive. Once there, we’ll give you a free estimate based on how much room your junk and debris takes up in our truck.

All you need do is simply point and we'll haul the debris away - and with no hidden fees.

So, are you ready to get rid of your yard waste? It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3.

Make an appointment by booking online above or by calling 1.888.888.JUNK (5865)


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Topics: Yard Waste Removal, landscaping debris, yard waste disposal, drought resistant, low water lawn, hardscaping

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