People throughout the world are becoming more environmentally conscious every single year. This has led to a rise in things like sustainable landscaping and eco-friendly gardening. Basically, practices like this refer to the construction of new gardens using environmentally friendly techniques.
These include things like reducing chemical and fertiliser use, planting native species and encouraging local wildlife to visit your garden. If you’re thinking about landscaping your own environmentally friendly outdoor space, then keep reading! Here are my top 3 ways to create an eco-friendly garden:
- Plant Native Species
Planting native species is probably one of the best ways to make sure that your new garden is as environmentally friendly as possible. Try and choose species which grow in your local area, and try and plant a variety of different natives that complement each other.
Although they aren’t as commonly used in urban gardens as they probably should be, native plants come with a whole range of benefits, including:
- They provide essential habitat for native wildlife like birds and small mammals.
- If you choose natives from your area, they will be tough and suited to the climate. This means that they will need little maintenance.
- In the same way, they will be suited to your soil type. Most Australian natives are very hardy, requiring little fertiliser or nasty chemicals.
If you’re not sure what sort of native species you should plant in your area, do some research online or head into your local nursery and speak to an expert.Read More