Beneficial Beauty: How to Turn Your Outdoor Areas into an Eco-Friendly Haven

By March 3, 2017Blog
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Over the last decade, our interest in sustainable gardening has continued to soar.

Modern gardeners are starting to see more than just a creative project when they look at their backyards. They are beginning to understand that they have a place within a wider eco-system.

It applies to all outdoor spaces, but Australia is a country where the domestic and the wild meet every day. With such a diverse array of plant and animal species right at your front door, there’s no excuse not to embrace the beauty of Nature. To do this, you need to be willing to protect it, and eco-friendly gardening is the right way forward.

Revell has long been a champion of sustainable gardening. So, today we are going to show you how to go entirely green and get rid of toxic growing routines.

Put Down the Pesticides

We know that most gardeners do not want to hear this, because pesticides seem to make life easier. However, the truth is that they are not as useful as you think. Applying pesticides to a flower bed or veggie garden removes its natural ability to regulate and defend.

If you are patient and attentive, bugs like lacewings and ladybirds will come in and eat pests for you. Both of these critters are fond of aphids, and they are great at keeping them away from your plants. Add chemicals, however, and you will kill these good guys too. Then, you will always have to use pesticides. The problem gets suppressed, but it does not get fixed.

Invite the Birds Insides

Similarly, birds are excellent pest controllers.

Resist the urge to cover your garden in chemicals, and you can attract all kinds of species. They are rapacious when it comes to eating grubs, caterpillars, snails, slugs, and other uninvited guests. So, pick up some bird houses and feeders (or make your own) and place them close to your plants.  

Grow Your Own Lunch

There is nothing more sustainable than raising your own herbs, spices, and veggies.

Every year, Australians throw away a staggering 7.5 million tonnes of food waste. If you can reduce your contribution, even by a little bit, it is beneficial for the planet and your environment. Plus, it is easier than you might think to maintain a thriving vegetable patch. It just takes passion, determination, and the right combination of species. Check out our blog on the best plants to include in your veggie garden.   

Take Care When Watering

Most Australians are very familiar with careful water usage. When you live in such a hot place, there are invariably times there isn’t enough of it. So, use your hardiness and knowledge to increase the green credentials of your garden. Soaker hoses and drip irrigation systems use half the water of traditional hoses and applying mulch to beds can reduce this further. Don’t forget to water as early in the day, as you can to give the plant plenty of time to dry out.

Why Green Gardening is the Future of Growing

There is no getting around the fact that we all have to cut down on our consumption at some point. The world is in a fragile condition and, if we all do our bit, we can help it recover. These are just a few examples of how sustainable gardening gets incorporated into regular growing routines. Got more information, be sure to get in touch with our dedicated team at Revell Landscaping today.

It does not have to be complicated or fussy. It can be as simple as starting a compost pile at the bottom of the yard or building bird boxes and bee houses with the kids. If you want to show real love for your outdoor spaces, don’t be afraid to give them back to Nature.

 

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