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5 Easy Ways To Create A Garden That Gives Back To The Planet

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We all know plants turn carbon dioxide into oxygen, but the trees, shrubs, and plants we put in our yards can do so much more, like provide food and shelter to all kinds of wildlife, pollinators, birds, and insects. Here are all the things you can do in your own garden and yard to save the planet—whether it's a few plants on a fire escape, or a landscape that would rival anything in Better Homes and Gardens.   

Consider getting rid of your lawn. 

Lawns are meccas for toxic fertilizers, absolute water hogs, and deserts where very few things can grow and survive. In fact, an average backyard requires more than 10,000 gallons of water every single week. And who wants to spend the equivalent of a full week mowing their lawn each year?