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Top Tips To Help You Make Your Garden Environmentally Friendly

Making your garden green isn’t about making your lawn look lovely or your rose bush look stunning. It’s about enjoying and nurturing your garden, whilst at the same time maintaining sustainability and reducing your impact on the environment.

You may think that the small amount of gardening you carry out in your back garden will not make a difference, but it does. Even slight changes can still have a big impact not only on the future of our planet, but right now too. The air, water and food around you will benefit your family and your friends immediately.

So what can you do to make your garden a more environmentally friendly place?

 

Cut out pesticides and fertilisers

The majority of the bugs in your garden are doing it good. But there are those pesky few pests and bugs who are damaging the hard work you are doing. You want them gone, right?

Don’t try killing them off with pesticides for the simple fact that you cannot pick and choose the bugs a pesticide kills. A pesticide will end up killing all of the good bugs too, which as an avid gardener, is the last thing you want to do.

If you must use a pesticide then please ensure it’s natural. Store-bought fertilisers can help your garden grow but they’re probably packed with harmful chemicals too. Help your garden naturally by composting and nurturing it.

Ease up on water usage

It’s said that the world will start to suffer issues with water shortages in the next two decades. So it’s important to justify every time we use it and whether we are using it effectively.

Yes, your garden needs water to live and flourish. But ask yourself, do you need to use as much water you are currently using?

Mulch and compost are effective at trapping water in, and help the soil absorb the liquid slowly over time.

You could also consider switching from natural turf to artificial grass which doesn’t require any watering. Artificial grass requires next to no maintenance and will look great all year round.

 

Purchase native plants

One of the most effective ways to maintain a ‘green’ garden is to use only native plants. Native plants are plants that are comfortable in the local climate without too much care, and are well suited to the weather changes. They’re naturally resistant to predators and pests, and they’ll thrive in your garden.

Research which native plants you could add to your garden and get creative!

Grow your own food

The majority of fruit and veg that fills our cupboards and bowls are more than likely store bought products that come in lots of unnecessary packaging. Not only is the packaging bad news for the environment, it has also had to travel a long way to reach the shelves as it is often grown abroad in warmer climates.

To do your bit for the environment, start to grown your own fruit and vegetables in your back garden. It can be great fun for the whole family and it can save not only the world but also your purse strings too.

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