ECO Friendly Gardening
During the summer months and even on warm winter days we all love to sit out in our back yard/garden . It is the perfect place to party with friends and family. Have the family round or just abunch of friends and arrange a barbecue or wine tasting party. It works out well in the backyard garden. However, with the fear of global warming, we need to make efforts to build an eco-friendly backyard garden. You do not need a professional help to create a best garden for you and your family. A bit of knowledge and passion can help you build and maintain an eco-friendly backyard garden.
Remember, the cleaner the garden the better fresh air you will breathe. Trees and grass are known to convert carbon dioxide into oxygen. So, if you want a healthy atmosphere, you need to create an eco-friendly backyard garden. The green thick grass also prevents soil erosion. To make the most from nature, you need a good plan to design your backyard garden. You can plan a certain area for lawn, and then build a pond and create conditions that will envisage a healthy garden.
When you think of maintaining a lawn, make sure you get rid of the excessive weeds and insects. Use pesticides that will keep the worms at bay and fertilize the grass five to six times a year. For other plants use quality pesticides and fertilizers to ensure proper growth and protection. You need to use chemicals that are not harmful for the plants and flowers. You can also choose to go for organic gardening. You can grow vegetables and fruits in your backyard. Use only natural ways of vegetation.
To give your plants the best freshness, you can create compost at home. Use kitchen waste to prepare compost. This serves as a natural fertilizer for your garden plants. Use nature friendly pest control. To keep your children safe and healthy, you can go for organic pesticides that will keep diseases and worms at bay. Keep your pond clean and algae free. When using algae treatment spray, make sure it is animal-friendly, as you dont want to kill the birds that flock at the pond that come to drink water.
Let the pond be free of debris and leaves and let the fish breathe freely. The birds gathering in the garden will keep it free of insects and other worms. Arranging the plants well and choosing the right plants for your garden would help them to live well. When you install a fountain in your garden, you need to clean it well from time to time. Pump out all the dirt that can get stuck in the filter pipe. This will attract more birds to drink water and help you to keep your backyard garden eco-friendly. Understanding nature and taking care to maintain it, will help you to preserve the natural beauty of your garden.
Building a backyard garden that aligns well with nature will bring in lots of change in the atmosphere. This will help you breathe fresh air throughout and keep you healthy as well. Imagine with all the backyards turning environmental friendly, it would make a world of difference. Thus, it is rightly said, cleanliness begins at home. If you care to clean and maintain your eco-friendly backyard garden, its sure to make mother earth proud of you.
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Appreciating Today’s Trend Towards Eco Friendly Gardening
If you are one of the growing numbers of people around the globe who are worried about the presences of harmful chemicals in the food you buy, you are likely to be interested in eco friendly gardening. This is an environmentally friendly garden where vegetables and flowers are cultivated without the aid of artificial fertilizers and pesticides. By cultivating your garden with organic methods alone you ensure that its produce is unpolluted by substances potentially harmful to your health.
There are many natural methods of ensuring that your garden thrives without having to use chemicals to control weeds and pests. For example, decaying leaves and kitchen scraps can be left to decay outside in the garden and naturally form into compost an excellent natural fertilizer. Using compost in place of chemicals is going to help improve the quality of your soil and bring valuable nutrients to your plants. In addition, it helps conserve water and reduce the damage causes by soil erosion. Along with using compost, why not place a large barrel in the garden to catch rain water and recycle this for irrigating your garden? You save valuable water resources and also gain water free of the chemicals frequently found in the tap water.
Another attractive natural method of pest control is to encourage pest eating birds and insects to take up residence in your garden. Birds and pest eating insects can do an effective job of ridding your garden of unwelcome plant-destroying visitors. It is also a good idea to attract bees to your garden given their vital role in pollinating plants. Honey bees seem to be in decline in many areas of the world and there is a fear for the damage their decline is going to cause to the eco-system, so why not do your part to help these useful insects thrive and see the benefit in the growth of your own plants.
Another area of eco friendly gardening that is growing in popularity is planting species that were once common in the countryside but have been greatly diminished by the spread of mass scale farming. Planting in your own garden the wild flowers that have disappeared from so many fields and hedgerows contributes to the conservation of these plants and provides you with very colorful garden displays, especially if you select a range of plants that flower at different times of the year. Native plants are also the best suited to grow given the soil conditions and climate in your area and so they are going to need less care than other non-native plants.