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A More Eco-Friendly Garden: 4 Steps

In Green & Ethical Living, Home & Garden by eva.katona@yahoo.comLeave a Comment

Being green and the garden seems to go together logically. Unfortunately, when we take a closer look at our outdoor spaces, many are not as eco-friendly as they could be. Happily, it’s not that hard to make some changes to rectify this and ensure that our gardens are not only green in colour, but in spirit as well. A topic you can read more on in the post below.

Step 1: Stop using pesticides

Firstly, if you are using a lot of chemicals including pesticides in your garden, it’s time to stop. After all, if they are strong enough to repel or even kill pests, they are also powerful enough to do damage to other creatures as well, including other wildlife, pets, and even other human garden users.

That’s not the only problem either, as chemicals used in the garden take a significant amount of time to dissipate. In fact, even as they do they are being washed into the water supply and out into nature. Both areas in which they can do a great deal of harm.

To that end use all-natural pesticides and repellents wherever possible such as copper to repel slugs, conkers to get rid of spiders, and even high pitched noise devices to put off birds and cats.

You can even cobble together your own wasp trap with a glass jar and some sweet liquid if they are becoming a particular problem in your outdoor space.

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Step 2: Grow food

Of course, you will need an effective way of keeping unwelcome garden visitors off your plants if you are growing food to be consumed by your family. This being an action that is a fabulous and an eco-friendly use for your garden.

After all, not only to do your kids get a hands-on education on how real, nutritional food is grown but by farming small quantities of fruit and vegetables in this way you will be lowering your carbon footprint too. This being something that can have a hugely positive impact on the environment.

Step 3: Replace your lawn

Next, if you want your garden to be genuinely eco-friendly, you may wish to consider replacing your lawn. The reason for this is that lawns need a tremendous amount of water to stay green all year around.

Happily, there are plenty of fantastic options that you use instead of lawn grass, including stones, sand, and even artificial turf.

In fact, Artificial Lawn doesn’t require any water or oil to grow but look just like the real things. Something that means you don’t have to compromise on aesthetics while making you garden better for the environment.

Step 4: Create some habitats

Lastly, if you want your garden to be as eco-friendly as possible why not take some time to create specific habits that wildlife can use?

One way of doing this to take old pieces of ceramic pots and sticks and fashion them into a bug hotel.

 

 

Alternatively, you may wish to sew a patch of wildflowers that will not only look beautiful when in bloom but will also provide much-needed nectar to support the Bee population. Thus resulting in a much more eco-friendly outside space.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

 

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