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Celebrate Earth Day in Your Own Backyard

The world experienced a gardening revolution during the last year. As we sheltered in place, we carved out beautiful outdoor living spaces of our own where we could escape reality after long days of working from home. In fact, according to a Forbes article, many design and remodeling professionals saw an uptick in people seeking new decks and outdoor living spaces.

By now, more than a year since the pandemic began, we’re guessing a lot of you readers are gardening gurus -- or at least you’re more familiar with a few tools of the trade. You’ve harvested a few rounds of seasonal vegetables and watched flowers blossom in your flower beds. You’ve maintained a healthy, green lawn, and maybe even planted a tree or two. Life really feels good in your backyard.

Earth Day will be here in just a few short weeks, and this year, we want to thank nature for giving us a breath of fresh air (literally) during troubling times. Here are just a few of the ways you can celebrate Earth Day in your own backyard this year:

  1. Get a birdwatching guide. A 2017 study by Exeter University determined that people living in neighborhoods with more trees, shrubs, and birds are less likely to suffer from depression, anxiety, and stress. Head out to that beautiful deck with a pair of binoculars and see how many blue jays, mockingbirds, and cardinals you can spot. Lately, we’ve even seen a few owls and hawks in our neighborhood! is a great place to start if you’ve never identified birds before.

  2. Join an Earth Day Live event. 2020 marked the 50th anniversary of Earth Day -- what a way to mark a milestone. Since people couldn’t gather to celebrate, the Earth Day network moved online and hosted classes, keynote speeches, and tutorials for millions of people around the globe; they plan to do the same this year. Grab your iPad or tablet, head out under the veranda, and join other people from around the world to celebrate nature.

  3. Treat your lawn to a spa day. Of course, our favorite Earth Day activity by far is getting our hands in some dirt and flexing our landscaping muscles. But did you know that treating and maintaining your lawn is also beneficial for the environment? Healthy plants and trees create important habitats for insects and local fauna. What’s more, a well-planned and maintained lawn can filter pollutants out of rainwater. Treat your lawn to a little extra TLC this Earth Day, whether that means aerating, weeding, mulching, or simply firing up the mower and cutting the grass.

Whatever way you choose to celebrate Earth Day this year, we hope your yard brings you nothing but pride and happiness. If you have questions about lawn care or troubleshooting issues with your lawn equipment, feel free to browse our blog, where we discuss everything from choosing the right string trimmer to boosting your curb appeal.

Gator Mower Parts offers Orlando’s best selection of mower replacement parts, backed by experts with years of industry experience. Call us at 407-260-1292 to learn more.


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