Life, Gardening, and Growing Green

Did you know that going green in your garden can help protect the environment and therefore keep us healthy in life? Nowadays, campaigns against using plastic and other methods against nature are becoming more and more significant because harming the environment is like damaging your life. This is the reason why there’s a  need for gardeners to know how they can garden the green way.

Here are 7 ways you can go green in your garden:

Plant trees.

If you can’t plant more than one, then one would suffice. Trees are helpful in purifying the air that we and animals need. Planting them isn’t as difficult as you think it is. You can always find tutorials on the internet that will help you accomplish the task.

Use organic seeds.

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Want to go green? Then plant organic seeds! It’s a simple yet efficient way to begin turning your garden into an eco-friendly one.

Use a rain barrel.

This is an effective way of conserving water. And as you know, we need clean water to survive. We wouldn’t want to keep wasting water only to regret it in the end. Using rainwater to water your plants can produce less impact on our planet while allowing you to grow a greener garden. If you don’t know how to use one, watch this YouTube video we found:

Compost.

If you care about your life, then you should also start a compost pile. Taking your kitchen waste/scraps and converting them to nutrient-filled food for your soil is an excellent way of reducing waste. By doing this, you lessen the trash that goes to the landfill, and you make your plants happy.

Use water smartly.

It’s also crucial to be water-smart. You should use drip irrigation or soaker hoses as they only use 50% of what a sprinkler would use. It’s best to water early in the morning to avoid evaporation and winds. When watering, make sure you water directly on the roots. Spot watering the soil around your plants using a hose or a watering can also is a great way to save water. Remember, every drop counts.

Decrease the grass.

Non-grass lawns made of stone, plants, wildflowers, and pavers are easier to maintain. They also mean you can use less water and mow less.

Use natural pest control.

Solo-425-4-GallonIt’s best to use lures and traps to control and identify pests. Make sure you only use soaps, oils, and pesticides when necessary. Inhaling harmful chemicals may not seem like a problem at first, but it could harm your health and life in the future. If you must, then go and use a backpack sprayer to avoid spraying the wrong chemical to the wrong plants. It’s best to use products that only reduce harm to insects that are beneficial such as bees and butterflies. These insects actually help us. If you didn’t know that, then you should consult Barry the Bee from the Bee Movie.

And that’s it! Care for your life by taking care of the environment. Happy gardening!

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