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There are countless sites on the internet talking about gardening and how to make your garden perfect and beautiful. But did you know that it can take a toll on the environment if done incorrectly? So it’s time to choose to create an eco-friendly garden to help the environment! ! Eco-friendly gardens can carry the same physical features as conventional ones, and they do so without harming the environment.

Let’s make this clear, making your garden more natural does not require a lot of money. All you need is to increase your awareness about it and understand how you can minimize environmental damage by choosing to be wise when it comes to gardening.

Get green and ready! We prepared a list of practical tips and tricks to make your garden eco-friendly.

Switch to organic gardening. You might be new to this concept. It’s a method of gardening that relies on natural processes instead of chemical inputs through the use of composts, manures, and other natural matter. It’s more eco-friendly than traditional gardening because it reduces the amount of waste and chemicals produced in planting, growing, and harvesting crops. It’s better for the environment, you, your family, or anyone who comes into contact with your garden.

Conserve the water you use. Did you know that the average garden can use up to 20 gallons of water per day? That’s a lot of water! To practice conserving water for an eco-friendly garden, try adding a rain barrel or two to your yard. These are easy to install and let you collect water from the rain on your roof. You can use this water to hydrate your plants, which will cut down on how much water you’re using from the tap.

Also, try to water in the morning or evening. Watering in the middle of the day means that much water evaporates before reaching your plant’s roots.

Upcycled containers for your plants. The term “upcycling” refers to creatively reusing old items. Upcycling allows you to give old things a new purpose, and it can help you avoid buying new things—which is excellent for the environment! The most common upcycled containers for plants are tin cans, milk jugs, and large cans. You can also create hanging planters from old mason jars or upcycled plastic bottles. We recommend using containers made from glass and tin because they’re easier to clean, but it depends on what you have on hand.

Choose natural alternatives to garden chemicals. Many of the chemicals used in home gardens have been shown to have ill effects on the environment, people, and even animals. You can replace chemical pesticides with homemade or organic products like a mixture of baking soda, vegetable oil, and dish soap sprayed on plants is a natural fungicide that can kill aphids, spiders, mites, and whiteflies. For non-chemical alternatives for weeds, try corn gluten meal as a natural pre-emergent herbicide.

Native Plants. If your goal is to improve your garden’s sustainability, you’ll want to grow plants that require less water. Native plants tend to thrive in their natural environment anyways. But you’ll want to be careful about the plants you select if you don’t want them to wither. They need to grow in the conditions the region provides, so choosing varieties that are native to your area will ensure success.

These examples above are good ways to reduce your environmental footprint while gardening. However, remember that these ideas are just suggestions and that you can always create your eco-friendly garden with different methods.

Medford Landscape Design can assist you in creating a garden designed to be environmentally friendly. We specialize in all aspects of landscaping for urban residences, businesses, and modest yards.

Medford Landscape Design is a highly regarded and respected full-service landscaping company on the North shore.

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