No matter the size of your garden or how much gardening experience you have, there is always something you can do to make a difference to protecting the natural environment. Today, owing to the organisation of ethically-sourced garden materials and innovative technology, even the most contemporary gardens are environmentally friendly. Due to the growth in concern over protecting the natural world, it is important to discover how you can help your garden to preserve the planet, even on a budget.
As growing your own food reduces the impact on the planet and arguably tastes better, it is important to protect your crops in an environmentally friendly way. Instead of using plastic plant and vegetable netting that is often thrown away after one use, greenhouse and garden equipment supplier, Two Wests, offer a Eco-Green Micromesh. Two West’s Eco-Green Micromesh not only provides protection against pests, insects and the weather without using chemicals, but it provides air and moisture to your fruit and vegetables. This means that you can water your crops without having to remove the mesh. Two West’s Eco-Green Micromesh is also reusable and long lasting, which provides a budget friendly and eco friendly garden solution to your home.
Another great environmentally friendly tip for your garden is to introduce a compost bin. Composting reduces the greenhouse gas emissions which add to climate change and it has been calculated that introducing a compost bin into your garden can save up to 5.1kg of Carbon per garden, per year. Furthermore, composting can increase biodiversity as they provide a habitat for wildlife and creatures, spanning from frogs and hedgehogs to earthworms.
Planting native plants and wildflowers in your garden are great environmentally friendly additions as they are easy to grow and maintain as well as being resilient to pests in comparison to non native plants. Again, native planting can help biodiversity to increase which helps prevent the growing decline of butterflies and bees in the UK. Planting a native tree for example attracts wildlife to your garden and creates shade and reduces noise pollution.
For a water saving tip as shortages of water and increased droughts are becoming a feasible result of climate change, collecting rainwater is a cheap and efficient way to become more eco friendly. With all of the rainy weather in the UK, a water butt or a large container will fill with rainwater fast. This can be done directly from water falling from the sky or by placing the butt or container at the bottom of a downpipe. The rainwater collected can then be utilised to care for your garden and conserve water.