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Monday, 23 January 2017

How Green Does You Garden Grow?


You would think that a garden is about as green as it gets. But the truth is that many people don't think a lot about the environment when they design their garden. The space might be leafy, but that doesn't mean it's as green as it could be. There are some moves you can make to get a more eco-friendly garden. Just a couple of changes could help you save money and save the environment at the same time. If you want to make improvements to your garden, you can try the things below for some changes that will make an impact.

Recycle Items

Recycling and reusing are great ways to protect the environment. Instead of throwing something away and buying a new item, use what you already have. The garden is a great place for this because you can use just about anything as a planter. Some people even use toilets, bathtubs, and basins to plant their flowers. You can also turn your biowaste into compost or use various materials to line borders and flower beds. Before you throw something away, think about whether you can use it in the garden. You might be able to find a use for it, whether it's practical or decorative.


Use Solar-powered Lights

If you have any lights in your garden, there's no need for them to be wired in. Just use solar powered lights, which will run on their own. You don't have to have a garden that gets a lot of sunshine. Even on overcast days, the lights will charge during the day. Usually, they come on automatically when it gets dark, so your garden is lit up without you having to do anything. So if you're choosing new decking lights, consider some with a solar panel, so you don't have to spend money running them. LED lights are very efficient and don't need much power to run.

Limit Water Usage

Any garden owner in the UK probably doesn't need to water their garden much. However, during the summer, your plants and lawn might need a little more water. Liberally spraying them with a hose or sprinkler isn't necessary, though. Before you turn on a tap, consider reusing water. You can collect rainwater in a container so that you can use it on dryer days. Or you can use greywater from your house, such as bathwater. That means it doesn't go to waste after you use it for the first time.


Grow Your Own

Another way to have a greener garden is to grow your own fruits, vegetables, and herbs. You can make a green lifestyle change by becoming partially self-sustainable. It doesn't take much to start growing some things. You only need a small patch to plant a few different crops. You can choose crops that grow well together, like squash, corn, and beans. Plants can grow along the ground, upwards, and around the stalks of other plants.

Create a greener garden if you want a more eco-conscious lifestyle. It's not difficult to get started.

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