Green Tips for a Tropical Yard
Keep the natural native plants—what you may think is a weed may be a vital ingredient in the balance of the forest—ask your neighbors to find out what the importance of the local plants are. Plant appropriate vegetation; ask local nature guides or the staff at the Biological Corridor in Hone Creek (5 km from Puerto Viejo telephone:2756 8033) what plants are appropriate for where you live.
Pull out weeds instead of using herbicides. Big expanses of green lawn are not appropriate for our area.
Plant natural insect repellents. Learn about natural insect controls as alternatives to pesticides. Citronella and Hombre Grande are good examples.