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Little-Known Tips and Tricks For an Eco-friendly Garden!

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Written by Shiyamala

If you are thinking about getting more on the eco-friendly side of life, and you have already catered for indoors, then your outside space is the next step. Your garden can be a haven for helping the environment, and thankfully, you are able to do quite a few things to help make your outside space more friendly for the Earth. This piece is going to take a look at how.

Read on to find out more!

Focus on Native Plants 

Native plants are great for attracting wildlife to your garden – which is vital for our eco system. Get your hands on as many native plants as possible to help feed Nature’s friends. They are significantly low cost compared to many other plants, and they are also great for resisting pests too, which is important when wanting to keep your plants in good shape for pollination. 

Some native plants you can get your hands on, include:

  1. Lily of the valley
  2. Stinking iris
  3. Marigold
  4. Golden shield fern
  5. Primrose

Let Your Garden Overgrow!

If you like the jungle look for your garden, then the good news is, that letting your trees, shrubbery, plants, and flowers grow naturally, can be of great benefit. Having a neat and tidy garden can leave little room for the birds, bees, and insects to do their thing. By allowing nature to take over in at least one part of your garden, will encourage wildlife to set up home and do what they do best – keep the planet more ecologically sound.

Create an Eco Space

If you are looking to create an additional space in your garden as somewhere to sit or enjoy some privacy, you can definitely get eco-friendly with it! Eco Rooms are a great way to do this. Enjoy the shelter from the elements, while indulging in nature in your own environmentally friendly garden room. You can use this room for almost anything your heart desires, such as a games room, your own garden library, creative space, a quiet working area, or just somewhere to sit and watch the wildlife.

Grow Your Own Food

Growing your own food, has a significant impact on the environment, as every little step, adds up to create something much bigger, in terms of sustainability. Growing your own food, will save you from traveling to and from the supermarket, and cuts down on unnecessary plastic use, which in turn, reduces your environmental impact. You might even find that you love the taste of home grown fruit and vegetables, which come with the added satisfaction that you have grown them yourself.

Create A Compost Pile

Your garden is a great place to create a compost pile! It can be full of debris and food waste, which can then go back into nurturing your garden. Collect leaves, twigs, and dying flowers, and use food waste such as tea bags, banana peels, fruit and veg leaves and cores, to give your soil more nutrition, which can help support plant growth. 

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