As a plant lover, your garden can be your main connection to the world around you. As such, it’s best to theme it around your love of being outdoors, the environment, and all the wildlife you can find out there. Trust us, it’s not as hard as it might sound! The pandemic taught us a lot about being healthy and happy in our own homes, and having a slice of the outdoors to escape into was a big part of that. So let’s make sure your garden is still in the best shape possible for supporting your area’s natural habitat; here are some tips on how to build your garden and go sustainable.
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Tips on How to Build Your Garden and Go Sustainable
Do you love plants and have a deep concern about the state of the environment? If you are a homeowner (or even a renter but you have space), here are some tips on how to build your garden and make it sustainable.
Grow Your Own Food
This is the best way to build something sustainable – growing your own food is something we all used to do, and that’ll really help you to run a self-sufficient household. We don’t all have the same taste in fruit and vegetables, but this is your chance to experiment with new and exciting foods and make meals from your own produce. There’s something incredibly accomplished in this cycle, and it’ll help you to become more invested in the health of your own garden.
Build a Water Garden
Water is the life-giver of all nature, so why not include it heavily in your garden design? Building a water garden using things like natural features, man-made pumps, and plenty of stacked plant pots is a great way to add some dimension to the space. And that’ll give you a lovely brook or waterfall to experience from the comfort of your own home, without the need to head out.
Keep Your Seating Area Non-Invasive
Humans are part of nature, which means we’re perfectly allowed to be out there in it. But if you want to attract more natural wildlife to your garden, it’s best to set up away from any potential habitats.
So check out garden furniture at Cuckooland and other sites, buy pieces that’ll fit the design of your space, and then place them in quiet areas away from the main bulk of your garden. You want to spend time out here remember, so make sure the furniture you invest in is of good quality and is genuinely comfortable to lounge in!
Follow the Seasons
As the seasons change, so do the way our plants flower and bloom. So when you’re trying to build a garden that can fit into the natural world, follow the seasons around. It’ll help to add to the biodiversity of the area, keep the soil healthy, and ensure your garden always has something to show for it. Depending on where you are in the world (such as your hemisphere) you’ll have something different to plant, so do some research into seasonal plants that’ll promote sustainability in your backyard.
If you love the environment, your garden can be a pure reflection of that. Theme your landscape design around the parts of the world you love the best and then build a beautiful space to spend time in.