How To Create an Environmentally Friendly Garden

With so much of our daily attention drawn by the looming disasters of the climate crisis, it’s no wonder that millions of families across the world are seizing this decade as a chance to have an environmentally friendly garden that is also carbon-neutral. If this is something that you’re finding your family increasingly concerned about, then you’ll certainly find this article interesting and informative.

Below you’ll learn some of the key ways you can create an eco-friendly garden in 2020 — replete with all the features you’ll need to have a good impact on the environment around you.

 

environmentally friendly garden

How To Create an Environmentally Friendly Garden

 

Energy

 

As any green-fingered individual will be more than aware, it’s the sun’s energy that powers your garden, enabling your plants to flourish in the spring and then shrink away in the darker winter months. And with this insight, you’ll also be able to apply the sun’s energy to your own home with solar panels installed in your garden or on your roof to ensure that you’re not only taking from nature, but you’re also giving back, too.

 

Practically, it can be hard for some families to install solar panels as they can be expensive or difficult to fit in certain homes and gardens. So, in these cases, you should instead consider garden lighting and other garden electrics, which are powered by small solar panels. This will save you from using electricity generated by non-renewable sources.

 

solar panels on the roof make for an environmentally friendly garden.

 

Environmentally-Friendly Garden Materials

 

When you’re making changes to your garden, you need to think carefully and practically about the materials that you use within them. For instance, if you’re to use wood for an item of furniture in your garden, you should be aware that this will not last more than two or three winters before it begins to rot and become unsafe.

 

In light of this, it’s sometimes better to invest in longevity over what you perceive to be eco-friendly. For instance, if you try plastic, eco-friendly fences, you’ll be investing in a pleasant material that will last throughout the years and will be recyclable when you do eventually consider replacing it with something else. When kitting out your garden anew, always think about materials and how long they’ll perform for in your home.

 

PVC fencing

 

Plenty of Plants

 

In case you didn’t believe this, here’s a little advice: in the garden, plants are your friends. Not only are they cleaning the air in your immediate vicinity, helping you to breathe as easily as possible, but they’re playing an active part in the renewal of the eco-system around you by capturing carbon from the atmosphere.

 

With so many helpful features to a plant’s life, it’s difficult to imagine why anyone would rip plants from the gardens in which they’re planted. It’s far better to plant more flowers, bushes, and trees than to remove them. Furthermore, plants and greenery have been proven to enhance mental health, so you have yet another reason to plant generously in your garden, and to maintain the life that’s already growing from your beds.

 

Plenty of plants

 

Use the three key tips outlined above to make your environmentally friendly garden a paradise when making changes to your outside space this year.

Gardening is a lot of fun, but making an environmentally friendly garden can be a challenge. These tips can lead you in the right direction.

 

 

About the author

I'm a mama to four and grandma to six. Yankee born with a love of the south. I love old-fashioned ways with modern thinking. I'm a homesteader, gardener, blogger. I enjoy “from scratch” cooking, consider myself a crafty do-it-yourselfer, and animal rescuer.

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