There’s something magical about being able to head into the garden and relax in the summer heat.
Now that (hopefully) the worst of the winter weather is behind us, we can begin looking forward to long summer days relaxing in our gardens. It’s likely that over the winter months your garden has become a little neglected and is in need of a bit of tlc. If you’re interested in keeping your lifestyle as eco friendly as possible, take a look at these tips and tricks on how to transform your garden into an eco friendly haven for you and your family to enjoy.
Look into becoming self sufficient
Making and maintaining your own vegetable patch can be an extremely rewarding part of your life. It’s also a fantastic way of contributing towards the saving of our environment because you’re not eating fruit and vegetables that have been sprayed with insecticides and other harmful chemicals that harm our environment.
Another great reason to have your own vegetable patch is the fact that you can teach your children valuable life lessons about how certain vegetables grow and many other things too. To make it really exciting for your children, why not let them choose a fruit or vegetable of their choice to grow and take care of themselves?!
Consider laying a patio
This might seem counterproductive as you want to allow the natural earth to grow and thrive as much as possible. However, depending on where you live and the type of soils that are in your garden, you might be unfortunate enough to suffer from weeds growing. Laying a patio will save you from having to constantly use harmful chemicals to get rid of the weeds in your garden. Infinite paving can offer natural looking stones and their helpful team can help advise you on the right choice of stone for your garden.
Plus, laying a patio will allow you and your family to relax without having to worry about maintaining the length of grass, and also when the weather is damp, you won’t have any issues with mud being walked into your house from the garden. It’s a neat and eco friendly option for your garden!
Source out only eco friendly materials for your garden furniture
As you’re probably already aware, there are many pieces of garden furniture that are made out of plastics and other materials that you don’t want to use in your garden. Seek out furniture that’s been made from recycled materials. Many hardware stores now offer this option, so ask a member of staff so that you can find only eco friendly materials for your garden furniture.
The same goes for other parts of your garden too. Things like shrubbery beds and hanging baskets can be made and sourced with eco friendly materials. If you’re feeling particularly crafty, you could try and make your own!!
Try these three ideas to make your garden as eco-friendly as possible! Stay green to save our environment!