Are you thinking about making your garden completely sustainable? This can be more of a challenge than most people realise but there are steps you can take here. Let’s explore some of the best possibilities for your new garden design.
Create Your Sustainable Garden
Used Recycled Material
You might want to start by thinking about using recycled materials as part of your garden design. For instance, you could be using plants to decorate the space in your garden and add a border. If that’s the case, then you should consider investing in recycled plant pots. These can be a fantastic choice and will still look terrific. You can also get garden furniture that is made of recycled materials as well. This can add a rustic quality to your garden. You might even be able to create your own garden furniture from materials that you have around your home.
Make Your Compost
If you are an avid gardener, then composting is likely going to be part of your typical routine. Be aware that rather than buying compost, you can think about making it yourself. You can do this by using food materials and leftovers that you accumulate on a daily basis. There are a couple of different ways to make compost. If you opt for the slow and steady route it will take time but it can be worth it in the long term. One unique way to make compost would be to pick up food in the supermarket that has gone past its sell-by date and will likely end up in the trash.
Composting reduces methane emissions from landfills and lowers your carbon footprint.– Environmental Protection Agency
Of course, one of the best ways to make your garden more sustainable would be using the space to plant some trees. By adding some trees to your garden, you can make sure that you are absorbing more carbon dioxide from the planet’s atmosphere. It’s important to note that a tree will take quite a long time to grow. However, you can look into types of trees that are likely to spring up far more quickly if you’re in a rush to see big benefits with your garden space.
Mature trees can absorb roughly 48 pounds of CO2 a year. The tree in turn releases enough oxygen to sustain two human beings.– Clean Air Gardening
Choose Natural Stone
A lot of people who are considering building a space for dining in their garden tend to consider creating a wooden deck. However, this is not always the most sustainable option. Instead, you should think about creating a stone patio. The right patio builder can provide this option to you and may even deliver porous patio solutions. This can be a huge benefit as it means that rainwater isn’t going to disturb neighbouring ecosystems that might be close to your home. If you are creating a deck in your garden, then you should think about using natural wood. Sourced the right way, natural wood can be a sustainable feature for any garden design.
A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust.– Gertrude Jekyll
Photography by Annie Spratt