3 Tips for Eco Friendly Gardening
Its the beginning of a new year so lets talk about three ways eco friendly ways to improve your home garden.
Most of us want to improve our environment. Well that saying Think Globally and act
Locally, comes into play here. So lets all think about environmental sustainability as we plan for our 2017 garden. While we’re talking about the new year, remember gardening burns about 250 calories an hour. So plan on spending a lot of time in your garden this year.
Improve Soil Quality Sustainably
Soil quality is at the heart of every home garden and each year we should think about how to improve the soil. Two environmentally friendly ways to improve soil are compost and biofertilizers. These are two gardening supplies that should not be overlooked.
There are a number good places to find out how to produce your own compost, Here’s one. Ultimately, using compost helps the soil by adding organic matter. By producing your own compost, you add organic nutrients to the soil out of waste products that would have ended up in the landfill, helping on one.
Secondly, use biofertilizers to help improve your soil. Biofertilizers are discussed at length on this website, but ultimately they help plants get the most out of existing soil nutrients. Between using compost and using biofertilizers, most gardens have no need to add traditional fertilizers. This is not only environmentally an friendly way to garden, but it is also a sustainable and sensible way to garden.
Eliminate the Use of Chemical Insecticides
When you eliminate the use of chemical insecticides, natural insect predators will return to your garden. The natural predators will take care of many of your insect problems. If you have a specific pest problem try use an eco friendly pesticide like soap, or biologicals.
Select Appropriate Plants
The idea to select appropriate plants is often overlooked. Every area has plants that thrive in the local climate conditions. Selecting these plants, will reduce the need to over care for your plants. This reduces your stress, as well as increases the potential for success in your home garden.
Ok, these are my tips for eco friendly gardening. I’d love to hear your ideas and thoughts about your environmentally friendly garden.