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Eco Friendly Gardening Checklist


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Creating your own garden is a great way to help the environment in a natural way. These tips provided can help make your garden even more environment friendly in multiple ways.

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Eco Friendly Gardening Checklist

  1. 1. Eco-Friendly Gardening Checklist Use these tips to make your garden even greener, in the environmental sense Conserving Water Use a rain barrel to collect rainwater. Use a rain gauge to avoid overwatering during rainy times. Use a soil-seeper hose to gradually water garden beds. Water the garden early in the morning to minimize evaporation. Perennials require less watering than annuals. Avoiding Pesticides Growing several similar types of plants close together helps deter pests. Create an inviting garden for birds and friendly bugs that eat pests. Consult your garden center for ideas. Native plants are more resistant to pests in your area than non-native species. Using compost helps naturally feed plants while deterring pests. Recycling/Composting Convert empty plastic containers into planters. Start a compost pile with waste from your garden to use on it later. Keep compost piles out of direct sunlight and add water during dry periods. Buy second-hand outdoor furniture rather than purchasing newly manufactured tables and chairs. Avoid synthetic materials when choosing furniture and other outdoor features. Creating a Habitat Add bird baths or other water features to attract birds that will eat harmful pests. Wildflowers attract butterflies, moths and other helpful insects. Flowers that bloom early or late in the season attract bees and other pollinating insects that help keep local species healthy.