This holiday season you can give green while spending your green on those last couple of presents. On our last WFAA segment, Texas A&M AgriLife horticulturalist Patrick Dickinson offered some helpful tips for picking gifts that save water, are sustainable, and create lower emissions.
Check out your local lawn and garden store to find these gifts perfect for your family’s conscientious, outdoor enthusiasts:
For the lawn care lover:
- Battery-operated lawn mower and equipment (eliminates exhaust or gas and oil purchases)
- Smart sprinkler controllers, operational from your smartphone or computer
For the tech-savvy gardener:
- Solar powered cell phone charger
- Touch technology gloves that let you use your smartphone while out in the dirt
- Smart irrigation controllers
For that environmentally conscious friend:
- Compost tumbler
- New hoses, nozzles and gardening tools
- Rain barrel kits
You can also give someone the gift of an environmentally conscious landscape design or sign them up for a free DIY landscape design class through Water University. Want some more “green” gift ideas? Check out Water University for more resources or the NTMWD events calendar for more workshops coming your way!