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Things you can do to make your garden more environmentally friendly

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There is a saying in almost every language that says something along the lines that every little bit helps when referring to a greater goal. The general idea behind it is that people should not be demotivated by the pure scale of some issues. Let’s take the environment for example. There are a lot of people who think that what they do for the environment doesn’t really matter due to the problem being enormous, that it’s almost inconceivable that the impact of a sole individual has any kind of impact. However, when we add up everything that every individual does for the environment, we are beginning to see that there’s a full size movement going on in the direction of more sustainability. If you are a proud owner of your own garden, you might want to take a few things into consideration when it comes to your ecological contribution. Continue reading for 3 interesting things you might put into place in order to make your garden more environmentally friendly.

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1: Let is grow, let it grow, let it grow!

There are some misconceptions about a particular type of plant. Actually, it isn’t really a specific plant, but rather a generic term: weeds. Weeds tend to be viewed as a nuisance, something to be avoided in your garden at all cost. That strikes me as somewhat odd. If I recall my biology lessons from high school correctly, even weeds are natural phenomena. Sure, they grow fast and viciously consume some portion of the nutrients in the ground so that other plants are having a harder time. However, isn’t that just a perfect example of nature at work? Shouldn’t it be left to its own devices? We humans have an odd tendency to organize everything. Nature doesn’t follow our organizational plans, so we weed our yards until there are no weeds left. I would advise you to simply let nature take its course. Let your garden be the one in the neighborhood that actually looks like a part of nature.

2. Design a carbon neutral garden

There is another issue though. People do tend to like spending some time in their garden and when everything is covered with weeds, then it might be difficult to find and enjoy a part of a garden that is suitable for any recreational activity. If you are looking for a garden in which you can relax and unwind, then it might be handy to have a garden which is somewhat organized to provide for our weird human wishes: like smooth surfaces for tables and chairs and some type of storage for any clutter to be put out of sight. If you are leaning towards this type of garden, may we advise against the use of fertilizers, planting plants that require a lot of drinking water or the use of building materials that are not 100% environmentally friendly.

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