Excellent Eco-Friendly Garden Hacks

Excellent Eco-Friendly Garden Hacks

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Everyone around you seems to be getting on board with the eco-friendly trends at the moment. You realize that it’s sensible to help out the environment and do as much as you can to reduce your carbon footprint. You want a lush green garden as well as an eco-friendly one that benefits the planet. If you’re not sure where to begin with your outdoor overhaul, consider some of the following ideas.

Grow Your Own Vegetables and Herbs

Instead of heading to your local supermarket for your dinner ingredients, why not just step outside? Imagine having a whole host of fresh vegetables and herbs right on your doorstep. When homeowners decided to grow their own produce it can have a significant impact on the environment. Waste is reduced dramatically and your self sufficiency is heightened. If you’re unsure how a vegetable or herb garden would fit into your current outdoor space, you could benefit from the advice of an expert.Landscaping professionals will be able to help you achieve your ideal vegetable patch and ensure you create a your ideal eco-friendly environment. As soon as your project is completed, you will be able to sit back and enjoy your new greener way of life.

Start Composting

Setting up your own compost outside will make your garden a much eco-friendlier place to be. If your goal is to go super green, then this is definitely a winning idea for you and your family. By discarding your food waste in your new compost heap, you will be creating a natural soil for your plants to soak up. It will be bursting with nutrients and it couldn’t be easier to do. As long as you find an area that is exposed to a lot of sunlight, you will be well on your way to creating your very own compost heap at home.

Feed the Bees

You will be well aware that the bee population is reducing at a rapid rate. In order to keep these beautiful bugs in action, you should offer a wide range of flowers to them in your backyard. You want to find the best plants to grow during the summer season and steer clear from chemical products. Using natural pesticides will make your outdoor space more welcoming to our buzzing friends. You should also consider introducing indigenous plants into your garden to create a more eco-friendly outdoor space.. They provide a wonderful place to live for local wildlife and it takes a lot less water to keep them alive.

Doing your bit for the environment can come in many different shapes and forms. Even if you start small, it will make a huge impact if you can continue these habits over time. Whether you’re creating your own compost or using beautiful flowers to feed the bees, you can be sure that your garden is one step ahead. Why wouldn’t you want to do your part to help the planet? You might even make a hobby out of tending to your herb garden and watering your lovely indigenous plants!


Eric is the creator of At Home in the Future and has been a passionate fan of the future since he was seven. He's a web developer by trade, and serves as the Director of Communication and Technology for a large church in Nashville, TN (where he and his family are building a high tech home in the woods).

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