Have you heard of plant parenting? It is quite famous these days as people are more inclined towards growing and nurturing plants and trees. If you also want that ‘all greens around’ environment and have a front or back yard, you must utilise that space to create a garden with sustainable garden ideas. Environmental gardening has gained popularity in recent times as people are taking more conscious steps to save the environment. On the same lines, we have got some expert tips to build an environment-friendly garden to give shelter to the wildlife and help attenuate the climate changes.
Try these simple ways to make your home greener and your lifestyle more sustainable.
Put nature at the forefront by adopting an eco-friendly gardening approach.
Soil plays an important role while practising eco-friendly gardening. It gives a home to many microorganisms that are vital for the good health of the planet. Also, it traps and stores carbon making your gardening more sustainable.
Although it holds carbon well. But if it is disturbed, it will release into the atmosphere. So you should only dig when planting. Also, having organic compost will help it go deep down in the ground (with the help of worms) to provide nutrients to the plant roots.
As mentioned above, organic compost is an environmentally-friendly way to do gardening and makes the soil more healthy and fertile.
There are many ways you can create your own compost with the following ingredients:
It is quite easy to make compost as most of the ingredients are commonly used in every household. Once all ingredients are collected; combine all greens and browns, add water in it and stir it well. Now, it is ready to feed your garden.
Include native plants in your garden to encourage the advent of more wildlife and insects. They are important for your garden! Also, if you choose the correct plants according to the geographical area and the climate, you will need to put less effort into feeding and watering.
Thus, do not plant trees and flowers you like, plant the ones which are appropriate according to the region. This way, your gardening habit will not drain money from your wallet as well.
If your garden absorbs too much water so down the line you are wasting water. Rather you can opt for dry plants which are happy in summers and can survive with quite a little water.
Following are the most famous dry garden plants which you can sow at your place:
And many more…
Go to your nearest nursery and ask for dry soil plants, they will give you ample options to make your garden look too beautiful.
Do you know? A mature leafy tree can provide as much oxygen as 10 people will inhale in a year. Trees provide more oxygen than a plant. Thus if you have space, you should plant at least one tree in your garden. Just a single tree is sufficient to give oxygen to the entire family and the coming guests too :p
Also, wildlife gets attracted to trees more than plants and it helps to reduce noise pollution. However, planting a native tree will be the best choice.
One should never play too much with natural things. Let them follow their natural growth. Although it is your garden, you will not want it to look like a forest but allow a space in it where you do not restrict nature, allowing them to grow at their own pace.
This way more wildlife will be attracted to your garden, making it more sustainable.
If you want wildlife to enter your garden, it is your responsibility to shelter them. Possibly then it will not try to get into your home for their needs.
Make all arrangements for their living in your garden to make your garden more sustainable and nutrient-rich. At the same time, it should not enter your home because that might not be tolerable for many.
Let’s not completely depend on nationwide agriculture. You can also grow some fruits and veggies for your household. It has many benefits such as it reduces your carbon footprints, is cheaper and will be tastier for you as it is grown in your garden.
First of all, we appreciate your thought of sparing time to know more about eco-friendly gardening. We are expecting your move to adopt sustainable gardening practices and add one more environmentalist to the planet. We will try our best to make your journey easier with our sustainable living blogs. Keep following our website to stay updated with more such content.