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How to Create an Eco-Friendly Garden

Written by Posted On Tuesday, 19 November 2019 00:27

More than ever, the planet’s welfare is on everybody’s mind. This has happily lead to many people opting for more planet-friendly options in their day-to-day life, whether that’s a compost heap in their garden, solar panels on their roof or a devotion to reducing plastic. Keeping your carbon footprint low may also have some surprising benefits, such as cheaper lunches and investments that will last you a lifetime, rather than opting for a disposable item that’s expensive in the long-term.

Stone and wood features

If you’re into kitsch features in your garden (animal-shaped ornaments, windmills or brightly-colored pots) then perhaps have a quick think about the materials used to create your ornaments. Plastic is having a huge effect on our environment, with particles escaping into our water system. It’s therefore far more eco-friendly and mindful to pick natural and biodegradable materials when it comes to furnishing your back-yard.

Choose eco-friendly composites

There are plenty of composite materials that claim to be robust and long-wearing. This tends to refers to doors and fence paneling; features that have to stand in the face of bad weather and maybe the odd knock or two. If you are going to use composite materials for, say, your fencing, then be sure to use companies that are dedicated to using eco-friendly and recycled materials, such as eComposite Products.

Invest in habitats

Trendy paved and stone-scattered gardens may look beautiful, but they are gradually eroding away at our native wildlife. Investing in a pond, for example, would open up your back-yard to all sorts of new aquatic life. Filling it with beautiful aquatic plants and features could also be a real selling point for your home later on, so think of it as an investment.

If a pond is too high-maintenance for you, then you could invest in bird boxes or even turn a wooden crate upside down for other creatures such as hedgehogs instead. If you live in a state with humming birds, you will know that all you need is a bush with brightly colored flowers to attract them to your garden in the first place; just create a safe area for them to nest.

Companion planting

If your particular eco bugbear is non-organic pesticides, then companion planting is a useful alternative. This requires a bit of research beforehand, but will help you keep pests and insects away from eating and infesting your plants. For example, planting leeks near carrots and garlic near rose bushes will keep some harmful insects away from each respective plant variety.

Creating an eco-friendly garden is not just good for your conscience, but also for the native wildlife in your garden. Depending on which state you live in, you might have an abundance of potential creatures that could make your back-yard their home. You may have to plan ahead for some aspects of an eco-garden, like companion planting and avoiding raccoons, but otherwise, an eco-garden is just as beautiful as a minimalist, modern alternative.

Listing Additional Info

  • State: California
  • Address: Avlon Park
  • City: Avlon
  • Zipcode: 08245
  • SOLD: no
  • MLS #: 4452639875
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