- Irrigate efficiently: Don't overwater, which not only consumes more water, but can also cause vegetation to grow faster and, therefore, require additional maintenance.
- Use mulch: Place mulch in planting areas to insulate foliage, reduce water usage, and limit erosion. Where possible, reuse plant clippings or wood waste from your own property as mulch.
- Leave grass clippings on lawns: Grass clippings decompose over time. This is good for the lawn, providing nutrients from the clippings, avoiding the need to dispose of the green waste, and reducing water and fertilizer usage.
- Limit pesticide usage: Consider solutions for controlling unwanted weeds and insects that don't involve chemicals so as to maintain good air quality.
- Avoid excessive pruning: Pruning can trigger faster growth, requiring additional maintenance activity.