When it comes to your garden, do you try to be as eco-friendly as possible?
Minimising our impact on the planet is by no means a new trend, and we’re all very familiar with ways to be more environmentally-friendly around the home; recycling packaging, choosing low-energy light bulbs, and insulating our houses well are all pretty much the norm these days. But what about extending this way of living to our gardens?
I bet when it comes to the garden, many of us are still sticking to old habits that could easily be replaced with more eco-friendly alternatives. Things like buying compost and plant food, using weedkiller, relying on a hosepipe for watering, and using electric tools, are all great candidates for a more eco-friendly approach. It’s not that we’re deliberately choosing the option with the bigger carbon footprint; more that we either don’t know about an alternative, or have the impression that there’s too much effort or risk involved in changing our gardening habits.
It’s actually much easier than you might think to include your garden in your overall efforts to be more eco-friendly. Take a look at this great infographic from ecoscape composite decking, which is packed with simple ideas for creating an eco-friendly garden.
There’s something for every aspect of gardening here; it’s all about making small, easy changes which add up to a big difference overall. I particularly love the idea of re-using plastic food packaging wherever possible in the garden – what a great way to reduce waste from elsewhere in the home.
In addition to the obvious environmental benefits of a more eco-friendly approach to gardening, you’ll also save yourself some money. What’s not to love?
How do you make your garden eco-friendly? I’d love to hear your tips.