How to Improve Your Garden Whilst Staying Eco-Friendly
If you're looking to take advantage of the beautiful spring weather we're experiencing and want to manicure your garden with little to no effort and at the same time be kind on the environment, then continue reading.
While studies have shown that gardening has major mental health advantages, let's face it, it might seem like a job at times.
It may also be harmful to the environment in some ways if you do not practice sustainable gardening.
It's quite simple to apply your eco-friendly practices to your gardening habits.
Therefore, our team at CJ Hole have compiled a list of our favourite eco-friendly gardening recommendations.
Not only are they simple to apply, but they are just as beneficial to the rest of our planet as they are to your UK garden! It's a win-win situation.
1. Grow your own fruit and vegetables
Have you ever eaten anything that you have grown yourself?
Believe us, you'll like it.
Our most environmentally friendly gardening idea is to cultivate your own vegetable and herb gardens.
Along with the joy of seeing your plants develop, you'll be decreasing your carbon footprint by avoiding shop-bought food, which sometimes requires far more energy to produce than you realise!
What is the good news?
You do not need a large plot of land to grow your own vegetables.
You may even start with a modest, low-maintenance vegetable patch on a small balcony if that is all you have.
We'd suggest beginning with a low-maintenance herb garden before progressing to veggies.
Alternatively, plunge right in and begin planting courgettes!
2. Compost your own waste
Hear us out before you dismiss this one as being too difficult.
Composting on your own is much easier than it seems.
It's also a fantastic sustainable gardening technique, since it enables rubbish to be disposed of without contributing to landfill.
Additionally, your compost will create a large amount of nutrient-rich soil for your plants.
So how do you go about creating your own compost?
To begin, choose a sunny spot in your yard and gather a garden fork, a mixture of nitrogen- and carbon-rich garbage, and a compost pail.
Then, proceed as follows:
Compost bins should be placed directly on the soil.
Include an equal mixture of green and brown compostable materials.
Aerate it by mixing it with a garden fork.
Protect your compost container from the elements by covering it.
Composting is complete when the material becomes crumbly and brown!
3. Conserve as much water as possible
Want to discover the simplest approach to make your gardening activities more eco-friendly in the United Kingdom?
Reduce your water use.
This is how:
Install a rain bucket or a water butt to provide rainfall to your plants. In the UK, we have more than enough rain, so why not put it to good use?
Instead of purchasing a sprinkler, water your plants and soil directly with a hose. Sprinklers, on the other hand, are more enjoyable and easier. However, unless they are set on a timer, they wind up squandering quite a bit of water.
Choose drought-resistant plants. Poppies, lavender, and verbena are all popular choices.
Cover the soil with a absorbent substance to begin the mulching process. Not only will this increase soil moisture, but it will also offer nutrients and suppress weeds.
4. Plant indigenous shrubs and trees
Want a genuinely low-maintenance garden?
Choose plants and trees that are indigenous to your area.
It will be much simpler to manage them since they are organically adapted to their environment and climate.
This also makes them more eco-friendly to care for, since they are adapted to their surroundings.
5. Use natural pesticide alternatives
Help the environment by never maintaining your garden with chemical-laden insecticides.
Regrettably, this eliminates the majority of popular pesticide products off the market!
Fortunately, some natural options are as effective in preventing pests.
Unexpected treatments include a garlic-chilli paste or a dash of beer mixed with salt.
You may spray a mixture of flat beer and salt about your yard to deter bugs.
Another pesticide technique is to use petroleum jelly to seal the edges of your plant containers.
It makes it more difficult for bugs to climb inside, protecting your prized plants.
Now is the best season to alter your garden while keeping eco-friendly, whilst simultaneously increasing the value of your house!
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