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House & Garden

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Your garden may literally be green, but is it contributing something positive to the environment? Does it have sustainable features that won’t rob the earth of precious natural resources? If you’re committed to maintaining an eco-conscious lifestyle, then your garden should reflect those values. Here’s how to make your garden just as green as the rest of your household.





  1. Choose your grass with the planet in mind. Grass looks great, but it’s not the best choice if you want your lawn to be fully sustainable. Sometimes, the artificial option can be more beneficial to the environment. Synthetic turf never needs to be watered, saving plenty of water if your region goes through a period of drought and water restrictions. It also cuts down on the carbon emissions you’d be producing with your lawn mower, and doesn’t require any fertilisers that could pollute the environment. The artificial grass installation cost is affordable, too, so you’re looking at a long-term solution that’s as green as its appearance.

  2. Grow a garden that feeds your family. This is a wonderful way to contribute to a more sustainable future, save money, and learn a thing or two along the way. It may also help you to adopt healthier eating habits in the long run. Use your garden as a source of food by creating your own little vegetable patch. You can grow all sorts of delicious and healthy foods for your family from your own home, as well as tasty herbs that will add flavour to your meals without costing you a cent.

  3. Choose plants that thrive in your region. When you pick native plants and flowers to grow in your garden, you naturally reduce the amount of maintenance that goes along with the gardening process. A non-native plant will often require more watering, which uses up a precious natural resource that’s especially scarce in times of drought, and may require fertilisers that pollute the environment. Choose native plants and flowers that flourish in your climate to avoid this problem. They’ll also save you plenty of time and energy throughout the year.

  4. Retain water. The way you water your garden can have a real impact on the overall sustainability of your home and lifestyle. Saving water is important, even if you’re going through a period of plentiful rainfall. These habits could serve you and your garden well if a drought does arrive, as they often eventually do. Use mulch on your soil to help it retain water well and reduce the amount of water that evaporates throughout the day. When watering your garden, aim to get out in the early morning so the roots have a chance to soak up the water without evaporation getting in the way.

  5. Use natural pesticides. Got pests nibbling through your garden? By making your garden ecologically diverse, you can naturally tackle the problem without using harmful chemical pesticides or spending money unnecessarily. You can easily attract birds by putting out birdseed, feeders, and birdbaths and then they’ll tackle the pests for you. Depending on the particular pests and birds in your area, the birds that flock to your garden could get rid of all of your slugs, caterpillars, snails, and other pests that wreak havoc on your greenery.

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