Before the icy winds and permanently cold temperatures mean you will want to avoid being out there in the backyard, and the stormy weather makes it impossible to do any gardening work whatsoever, while there is still light outside, garden renovation should be a priority.
Whether you are planning an entire transformation of your outdoor space, or just a few changes aesthetically speaking, an environmentally friendly plan will both benefit the planet and your own garden.
Here is how to renovate your garden with an eco-friendly mindset.
Plant a Tree…Or Two!
First and foremost, there could not be an eco-friendlier way of transforming your garden than to plant a tree or two, which will provide you and your family with the following benefits, to name just a few:
- 1. The air will be purer and therefore healthier
- 2. Wildlife will be encouraged to visit your garden
- 3. The quality of the soil will greatly improve
- 4. Trees can help the garden become saturated and will minimize the flood-risk
Most importantly of all, planting a tree in your garden will contribute to the reduction of harmful carbon emissions in the atmosphere and if everyone did this, the country would be significantly healthier as a result.
Utilize Composite Products!
Ecomposite Products are amongst the most environmentally friendly choice in materials for the backyard and garden, not least due to the simple fact that composite materials are both reusable and recyclable. This means choosing these materials over less- sustainable options will help to boost waste reduction and resource conservation.
Not only that, composite products for the garden also contain zero toxic materials, meaning no harmful chemicals are released into the environment during the manufacturing process, as well as a longer life span and a lightweight, yet durable, core design.
Stop Using Peat Entirely
Essentially, peat is a specific form of turf, made from decayed vegetation and other decomposed organic matter and although it sounds environmentally friendly, in recent years researchers have discovered that quite the opposite is true.
When peat decomposes, greenhouse gases (which of course are harmful to the natural environment) are produced and when dug, both methane and carbon dioxide are released into the atmosphere.
Instead, look for a peat-free option; compost that has been created by the development of entirely sustainable materials, such as green waste and tree bark.
Attract Wildlife to Your Garden
Finally, planting a tree is not the only way in which to encourage a whole range of species of wildlife into the backyard, which is obviously exceedingly beneficial to the area.
The first step is to choose specific types of plants, shrubs, and flowers that attract butterflies and bees, and to install small insect houses at the base of trees and within the flowers to shelter ladybugs. A bird bath is another essential; be that atop of a freestanding birdhouse, or one built into the natural aesthetic and to encourage birds all year, make sure you provide fat balls and bird seed regularly.
Finally, you could also look into building your own small pond in the corner of the garden.