4 Tips for an Eco-Friendly Garden Design
Many people nowadays are interested in going green. They are making initiatives to make their workplace, homes, and various other places greener. Whether they do it for the environment, the trend, or personal benefits, it doesn’t really matter because they are making the world a better place.
That is why it doesn’t matter why you are taking this initiative. You can easily make your garden more eco-friendly by following a few simple tips that many people don’t know about. So, let’s get right into it.
Use Eco-Friendly Items to Decorate
You already have plenty of outdoor furniture in your backyard and garden, but is any of it ecofriendly? If it isn’t, then maybe you should consider changing it up.
You can look into furniture made from sustainable wood or natural materials, which would preferably have little to no chemicals. Remember, the lower the chemicals, the longer the lifespan.
Also, you should look into solar garden lights. They can illuminate your backyard all night without costing you a single penny.
Set Up a Composite Bin
You can get all your soil and fertilizers from the local gardening store, but it will never compare to having compost in your own back yard. The reason is that composting is among the most convenient ways to give your garden the nutrients that it needs to healthily grow. Not to mention, it helps your wallet stay bigger, and the environment be healthier.
The compost that you add to your garden can introduce new beneficial microorganisms that can break down materials to encourage plant growth, aerate the soil, and retain some of the moisture in the ground. Not to mention, reduce the need for chemical fertilizers.
Invite More Bugs and Birds
You need to create a garden that is more welcoming to bugs and birds. Other than making your garden look a hundred times more beautiful, it can create habitats for creatures that can help you naturally control pests and diseases. Completely eliminating the need for rebuying and using chemicals such as insecticides and fungicides.
If you have the space, then you can also create a pond, grow wildflowers, and put up bird feeders to attract more wildlife. All of them can help your garden in some way.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Repeat
You might already know that every eco-friendly initiative includes three words: reduce, reuse, and recycle. But what many don’t mention is the repeat part.
You need to find ways to reduce the waste, it could be by growing your own fruits and vegetables or only buying recyclable packaging for products.
You also need to start learning to reuse the things that are available, such as plant clipping, vegetable peelings, and fencing.
You can also try to find some ways to reduce the amount of water that you use to irrigate the garden and backyard. You can try using a water butt is possible.
These simple things, and many more, can help you keep your garden more eco-friendly. You can try everything that you find online, and even try to come up with your own stuff. The more, the better.
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