12 Sustainable Gardening Ideas


Sustainable Gardening

Sustainable gardening is a method of growing plants such that the garden is able to successfully sustain itself without requiring many outside resources, pesticides, or herbicides. A sustainable garden is the best option for your garden.  Not only does maintaining a sustainable garden support long-term ecological balance, it also provides a fun and rewarding activity for the gardener.
keep reading to learn how to make your garden sustainable. 

Garden Renovations​

If you are starting a garden renovation, try to recycle many elements as possible from your old design. We know that It’s enticing to want to tear everything out and start a new garden design, but this can lead to unnecessary waste. If possible, look for ways to reimagine spaces and reuse existing materials.

Choose Local and Reusable Materials

 

Support local. Locally sourced materials will have had to travel shorter distances than exotic ones. This will help reducing the material’s carbon footprint. And If you’re investing in new building and hardscape materials for a landscape project, try to choose long-lasting ones.

Water Features

Water features are great for sustainable gardens, This because the water that attracts wild creatures for bathing and drinking. You can also use fountains, birdbaths or backyard ponds.
 

Local Plants

Using local native plants it’s the perfect option for your sustainable garden. Local plants decrease the need for supplemental water and fertilizer. Plus, they will look amazing in your garden.

Pollinator-Friendly Plants

 

It’s important to consider some pollinator plants for your garden. Pollinators perform the crucial ecosystem service of pollination–making it possible for our food and flowers to grow!

Rainscape

 Rainscapes are watershed friendly ways to slow, absorb, clean and reduce rainfall runoff.

Rainscape projects are designed to slow the runo and reduce the amount of runoff and pollutants entering our streams. Stormwater that soaks into the ground isltered by the soil and replenishes groundwater.

Microclover Lawn

Adding microclover to lawns helps control weeds because it helps fill in gaps that often exist in conventional lawn blends. The nitrogen-fixing properties of clovers build nutrients in the soil and feed other grasses in the blend, leading to a thick, dense cover.

Permeable Hardscape Surfaces

 

Permeable hardscape surfaces help manage stormwater (surface water from heavy rains or snow) and are an alternative to hard surfaces.Choosing hardscape materials that allow for water to run through them is another way to keep rainwater on site. Gravel it’s an excellent option for a permeable material.

Eliminate Pesticides

Pesticides can contaminate soil, water, turf, and other vegetation. In addition to killing insects or weeds, pesticides can be toxic to a host of other organisms including birds, fish, beneficial insects, and non-target plants.

Compost

Compost is decomposed organic material. Compost is made with material such as leaves, shredded twigs, and kitchen scraps from plants. Is an organic material that can be added to soil to help plants grow. This is one of the most effective ways to minimize the amount of garbage sent to the landfill.

Leave an Area Wild

Wildflowers that grow in your area are often the most interesting and the most beautiful. They are also home to important insect populations and are a haven for bees so when designing your garden try to leave room for formal and wild to co-exist.




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