What is Sustainable Gardening and How to Do It Yourself?

Written by on July 5, 2019 in Eco-Friendly with 0 Comments
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Have you thought about setting up a sustainable garden? Sustainability is becoming a major trend. However, it’s not only trendy, it’s also extremely good for the environment. By creating a sustainable garden, you’ll be helping in a small way, to tackle the major issue of global warming.

So, what is a sustainable garden and how can you create one yourself? Below, you’ll find out everything you need to know.

What is sustainable gardening?

When you talk about sustainable gardening, it basically means a garden which doesn’t require herbicides, pesticides or any other outside resources to maintain it. It’s organic gardening which is designed to work together with nature to thrive. Natural methods are also used to balance out PH levels, as well as provide nutrients for the plants.

It’s not just about the plants either. A sustainable garden will also focus on including only sustainable material furniture and features. It should also be maintained in a sustainable way, such as using electric lawn mowers from a company such as SGS.

Focus on water conservation

A key part of sustainable gardening is water conservation. Experts have warned that we are heading towards a water crisis within 25 years. So, it makes sense to conserve as much water as possible.

You could store rainwater for example, which could be used to water the garden. You can purchase butts which collect the rainwater, allowing you to use it to keep your plants hydrated naturally.

Ensure you’re using sustainable wood

If you’re building a deck, you’ll want to make sure you’re using sustainable wood. You should find most major manufacturers take their wood from sustainable forests. This basically means, whenever trees are cut down, new ones are planted to replace them. With sustainable wood, you won’t have to worry about the impact it’s had on the world’s rainforests.

Choose biodiverse plants

The best sustainable gardens also have an area for wildlife. Whether that’s a bird feeder, or a butterfly garden; having a wild area is an important part of a sustainable garden. Choosing biodiverse plants will help you to create an organic, natural area that’s perfect for local wildlife.

So, if you want to build a sustainable garden, the above are some of the top tips to follow. Remember, it’s mostly about creating an organic garden and avoiding the use of any pesticides or chemical gardening products.

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