We are in the full depths of winter, but there are finally signs that spring is on the horizon. The days are slowly getting longer, the weather is getting a little warmer, and everything seems a little brighter. So now is the perfect time to invest a bit of your time in your garden ready for spring and summer. So what can you do? Here are some of the things you can do to make your garden eco-friendly.
Collect the rainwater
When the weather gets warmer, the need for water for your lawn and flower beds increases. However, thinking ahead can help you save on the amount of water you need. Putting a water butt in your garden and collecting the rainwater will give you an additional supply for your garden. You may not be able to collect masses from this point, but having it in place ready for autumn later on in the year will see you benefiting from this for seasons to come.
Consider artificial grass
Artificial grass can be a lot more convenient for a garden, especially if it is used quite heavily. But initially the impression you will have is that it isn’t eco-friendly, as it is created from plastic . But in the long term, it can be quite environmentally friendly. There are a lot of myths of artificial grass and this is one of them. But in the future you will use less chemicals on your grass, and use less energy because you won’t need to mow the lawn or maintain it. So it could balance things out.
Create a vegetable patch for sustainable living
A vegetable patch is the ideal environmentally friendly thing to include in your garden. Planting vegetables and salad in your garden means that you can create a sustainable way of living. You could start off small with herbs and progress on to bigger things like carrots and potatoes. There are many articles online that could help you start off with your own patch.
Make your own compost for your flower beds
Many gardens need compost, and you may be tempted to buy this in from garden centres, but this could have a lot of chemical involvement, so you could try creating your own. Compost essentials can be made from your leftovers that you would ordinarily throw away, and includes things like coffee granules and egg shells.
Encourage wildlife into your garden
Finally, you will want to do all you can to encourage wildlife into your garden. This helps you to avoid having to use chemicalized weed repellents or bug sprays. Grasses naturally have a chain of command when it comes to wildlife and each element can help you in other area so your garden. You could do things like encourage bees into your gardens or create a little pond that will attract all sorts of wildlife. The more natural stuff you use, the better.
Let’s hope this has given you some ideas on how you can get your garden ready for spring and summer.
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