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You can have an eco-friendly garden regardless of how small the space is. A small balcony could host pots with various types of plants, from shrubs to flowers and dwarf fruiting trees. Plants give off oxygen and absorb carbon dioxide, so even a couple add to the whole.
You may think that a garden is automatically environmentally friendly. However, that is not always the case. Of course, the plants will determine whether the garden, in general, is eco-friendly or not.
You can negate or seriously lessen the gift plants bring to our environment by too much use of chemicals. These are used to kill pests and diseases. But can become harmful when allowed to flow away in waste water.
Not everyone enjoys gardening, so what should you do? Never cement over the backyard. Choose the low maintenance way. No garden is completely free of maintenance needs, but you can lessen the chores to an easy minimum.
Simply plant up with shrubs, bushes and trees. Most will rarely need any feeding or pruning after they are established. Shrubs and bushes will require watering. It depends on the kind of plants. When you consider plants such as azaleas, rosemary and rhododendrons, you'll get flowers and something for the roast lamb (rosemary). These only need annual feeding.
When it comes to watering, a simple irrigation system will address the work side of which for you. Allow the leaves that fall be a mulch. If you enjoy gardening then you're set. Here are tips that will ensure you have an eco-friendly garden.
- Mulch: This protects and waters plants.
- Utilize organic pesticides.
- Watering: Convert household plumbing to give grey water to the garden rather than using the city supply. Also, you have to consider a tank to capture rainfall or water from your roof and utilise it for your garden irrigation system.
- Select your plants smartly: When you are in a drought prone location or one with a low rainfall, you should not choose plants that are water dependent.
These can make a very important impact as well as the contribution to reducing carbon footprint. They also ensure the environment will be safer and cleaner for our future generations. So, make sure that your garden is eco-friendly.