As the weather is changing and we are seeing signs of spring in nature all around us, many of us are beginning to plan our spring and summer gardens.  We consider planting options–drought resistant, annuals vs. perennials, flowers vs. bushes vs. trees, attracting hummingbirds and butterflies, and the color palette.  It is also a time to consider a planting plan that removes more carbon dioxide than it generates.
Sierra Club provides tips for us to create carbon-positive landscapes, including–
  • Plant trees
  • Research native flora
  • Skip the commercial fertilizer
  • Rethink the high-maintenance lawn
  • Avoid using concrete
  • Make a sweeping change
Check-out the article by the Sierra Club for more information about giving your landscape a carbon-positive makeover.
The Commission on the Environment