How To Creat A Sustainable Garden: Decrease Your Footprint

How To Creat A Sustainable Garden: Decrease Your Footprint

Posted by Dennis Sons on 27th Jun 2015

Sustainable gardening is being seen, heard about and used more, frequently, and it will also help reduce your environmental footprint. Here are some ways to do this. Planting trees can help store carbon into the soil from the atmosphere. Trees can also help to cool your home during the summer months of the year which can reduce your energy costs. You can also start growing your food. It will help you save money at the grocery store and help you become a happier and healthier family. You can also start a compost. You add all of your food scraps and things like grass clippings and leaves. It will make your landscape a lot better looking, and it will reduce the amount of waste that you are putting out. You can also start using organic practices in your gardening from composting to organic pesticides or herbicides to deal with pests and disease. Using commercialized fertilizers or bug spray can be harmful to your entire garden and can also harm the environment overall with all the chemicals that are released into the air. Another thing you can do is reduce the amount of time spent using powered tools. You can buy an energy efficient mower, and you can also mow less. It uses less gas, and overall will help you become more acclimated to sustainable gardening. You can also do some research and become more knowledgeable about organic and sustainable gardening ideas that will help you become a more environment-friendly person. Also planting plants, flowers, trees and shrubs that will attract wildlife will help to create a haven for your local wildlife and many of these will help to provide some food such as berries or nuts for these little critters to munch on. Make sure to plant a good variety to attract a lot of different species of animals to give your garden a lively look. Any of these things will help with sustainable gardening but doing your research and taking steps to become more organic and natural and focus on reducing your environmental footprint.