Below we have listed a couple of tips you can use to make your yard eco-friendly.
Your own food and flower garden
Setting up your very own garden and providing food and flowers, makes your household more self-sufficient. Of course, that doesn’t mean you can grow all of your food, but you can save some money and also you will know exactly what you eat, as you have grown it yourself.
Choose the right spot in your yard to set up your garden. It doesn’t have to be big. Perhaps you can start small and leave enough space to expand as time goes by. It is important to choose plants that can be grown in the yard and in your climate and which you could actually eat.
Best way to go about things is to choose plants that are indigenous to your region, especially if their primary purpose is aesthetic, like shrubs, hedge, and trees. They will be more self-sufficient and require less attention on your part.
One part of your garden will probably remain a grassy surface. Depending on your geographical position as well as the season, your lawn may have different needs in terms of watering and fertilizing. There are areas in which maintaining a grass lawn is not an eco-friendly or even a viable option, but in that case, you might want to consider placing artificial grass. It uses little to no water and it is easy to keep.
Leftovers from your meals as well as fallen leaves and withered plants can find a new purpose as compost. Composting itself is not hard, and you can even make your own compost bin. You can buy a new one, but more eco-friendly solutions are buying a recycled one or making your own from repurposed materials. Remember that the bin needs to be completely sealed. Though a little bit of moisture is welcome, you can have enough of the degrading biological materials like plants.
A good patio can be a solid excuse to spend more time outside in the fresh air. To make one which is more eco-friendly, you ought to choose eco-friendly materials. The best ones are made from wood, but not any wood would do. It is best to choose either tree which grow fast or the wood which is reclaimed.
As far as the furniture is concerned, again, you can’t go wrong with wood, the eco-kind of course, but you can also look into chairs and tables made from plastic.
To keep the patio area cool enough to hang out on, consider putting up some awnings. Also, some pot plants will make the space more inviting and they will produce the precious oxygen we need.
At daytime, you would hardly notice them, but at night time lamps and other lighting systems come into play. In addition to making your yard look great, lighting is a useful thing you should install for a more obvious purpose, so you can see at night. As a more environmentally friendly option, you could choose solar lighting. At day, they soak up the sun and power up and at night you can use them. An additional advantage, no wires, and no digging.
Follow our practical guide to create a greener yard. If you are willing to challenge yourself and see if you have a green thumb, you might even create your own garden. Producing your food is a great way to be green and to feel that you are making a difference each and every day.
By processing your biodegradable rubbish, you will create great compost for your garden and lessen the amount of garbage your household produces. Create more outdoor space to advocate being outside more with an earth-friendly patio. By setting up solar lighting, you can even light up your yard in a greener way.