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When you find that you’re looking outside of your window at an overgrown mess, it can often feel frustrating. Sometimes, you can truly believe that if you’re not born green-fingered, it wasn’t meant to be. But that isn’t always the case. You have to have faith. If you want a beautiful garden that you can be proud of, then put your mind to it and make it happen. And the best part of all? You can definitely make sure that it’s ethical and environmentally friendly too. So it’s time to get your garden plans in gear and create an effortless space that you’re proud to own.
CHOOSE YOUR PLANTS WISELY
Your first step is going to be choosing the right plants. When you’re not a natural gardener, you definitely don’t want to spend most of your time outside tending to the growth. So, you’re going to want to make sure that you pick out easy to maintain plants for your space. Of course, you can definitely play around with the kinds of plants that you get, as well as the colours too, but just be sure that you go for something simple and manageable.
If you’re really keen on creating a space that has minimal impact on the soil and that allows you to give back, you should definitely think about growing vegetables. Not only are you helping the environment, but you’re also putting nutrients into the soil too. You may even want to consider a handy aluminium lean to greenhouse that can house some of the specialist pieces you plant. Just be sure to use an organic spray instead of pesticides if you want to be ethical and environmental.
Another step you can take in creating your simple and natural garden is to collect rainwater. When you have a garden that you love, you’ll notice that it can take a lot of water during the watering process. So, why not use recycled water? By using barrels and specialists tanks, you can collect rainwater so that you’re able to water the garden easily without using up too many resources.
START A COMPOST HEAP
Following on with the idea of creating your own resources and minimising waste, you may also want to think about starting your own compost pile. Composting is a really great environmentally friendly way to nourish your garden. Not only are you able to recycle your food waste, but you can also create your own nourishing compost to nurture your garden with.
Finally, for when you want your garden to be effortless, and you want to be able to enjoy the natural surroundings, why not think about the ways you can attract wildlife into your garden. With a pond, you’ll definitely get birds and bugs stopping by. You’ll also get the same with the right plants, but you may also want to think about going beyond that. With a water feature or table, and a bird feeder, you should be able to attract some wonderful creatures into your new natural space.
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