Four Tips to “Green” Your Garden This Spring

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( — October 23, 2022) — Through gorgeous landscaping, the flora-savvy homeowner can enhance the curb appeal of any home. You can see them everywhere: The fine rock gardens, the young Japanese Maples singing out in dusty red, the blissful weeping willows, and the geometrically sculpted perimeter of burning bushes are all hallmarks of a sophisticated landscaping design. For several millennia, landscaping has been done purely to please and impress the eyes while diffusing fragrance into the air. However, the modern tide of agriculture has brought exotic plant life to faraway lands and exceedingly powerful (sometimes dangerous) methods of pest control. Even though most gardens are inherently eco-friendly, sustainable landscaping is a path to maximizing your positive effect on the environment. Learn more about gardening on this dedicated website Green Renters.

#1. Get Composting

Composting is the cheapest and easiest first step toward going green outdoors. Humans produce tons upon tons of organic waste each year and if not recycled, it spoils in our landfills and creates harmful methane gas. Chemical fertilizers are also environmental pollutants and composting not only saves money because you are re-purposing your own organic waste, but it replaces chemical fertilizers which can harm the water supply. Composting is a simple process that requires a bit of practice. To create your very own compost pile, a section of about a cubic yard of shaded space. The heat of the sun can dry out your mix and make it take longer to compost. Most of the composting happens in the center of the pile, so turning the pile will ensure that working compost is produced in about a month’s time. Composting still happens without turning the pile, but it takes about four times as long.

#2. Cultivate Native Plant Life

Choosing plants native to your climate and region will greatly aid in the sustainability of your garden. Foreign plant life may require water than the atmosphere naturally provides and may also fall prey to the local insects and microbes, causing local gardeners to turn to harmful pesticides in order to protect them. Ecosystems generally depend on the interconnectivity of local plant life to one another and also on the local insects and habitat conditions that pollinate them. Visit this website Green House Shion for more information about plants care.

#3. Employ Sensible Pest Control

Most people are concerned with the potentially harmful effects of pesticides both on our bodies and on the environment, yet pests are a real problem for gardens and the agriculture on which we thrive. The first step to sensible pest control is avoiding plant diseases with proactive habits like proper pruning. There are also many natural ways to control pests such as growing garlic and onions which are useful for killing soft-bodied insects. Hot peppers, both fresh and in powder form, have proven quite useful for repelling rabbits and killing soft-bodied insects. Apple Cider Vinegar acts as a mild fungicide or acidic fertilizer when one or two tablespoons are diluted in a gallon of water and misted on plants. You’ll want to stay away from white vinegar, as they are usually made from petroleum products.

#4. Use Recycled Landscape Products

Seek out some broken concrete, now called urbanite, for a very chic and modern paving option. Having a similar look to flagstone, urbanite is sustainable and can often be found for free at local demolition sites. Wooden shipping pallets are easy to find, usually free, and are a perfect housing option for the increasingly popular vertical gardens. Using salvaged glass, metal or lumber to make an exquisitely decorative garden fence may take some work but will lend an artistic and eco-friendly flourish to any garden space. And last but certainly not least, the possibilities for creating cycled planters are endless. Plant containers need only to be hollow and of modest depth. Anything from rubber tires, old drums, tin pails, and even free-standing toilets can be repurposed and given new life as planters. Green gardens and green energy go hand in hand. Click here PlantWarefor detailed articles regarding Home Improvement.