Are you looking to make some eco-friendly changes and additions to your outdoor space? It’s easier than you might think, and these ideas will give you all you need to inspire your eco-garden…
Reduce your reliance on mains water and sprinklers, and conserve rainwater instead! Not only will you save money (and who doesn’t love to see their water bill reduced?!) you’ll also be doing the planet a favour too. It’s also super easy to start conserving water, simply install a water butt on every downpipe - these can be in the form of the usual green plastic tubs, but if you’re trying to aim for a plastic-free garden then a weathered oak barrel will do the same job.
Choose eco-friendly materials
Choose permeable paving
It’s no big secret that climate change is attributed to catastrophic flash floods, with concrete covered towns and cities leaving little escape room for water to flow. This is why permeable paving is an essential, with new laws coming into play that regulate the use of solid surfaces in front gardens. More eco-friendly alternatives to solid paving include slate chippings and gravel, but there are various different porous block paving solutions that will help with water drainage. Definitely one to consider if you’re thinking about redoing your driveway anytime soon!
Reducing your chemical use and opting for more natural alternatives instead, will help you to make your garden a much more planet-friendly place. You can even make your own natural and safe weed killer, it will save money and reduce plastic so it’s a double win.
How to make your own natural weed killer:
- 1 litre of white vinegar
- 3 tablespoons of salt
- 3 tablespoons of washing up liquid
- Spray bottle
Add the salt to the vinegar in a jug and stir until the salt has dissolved, then, add the washing up liquid and mix again. Pour the mixture into your spray bottle and there you have it! It’s as simple as that, and we bet you already had all of the ingredients lying around in the cupboard.
Make your own compost
Recycle your green waste and make your own compost this year! It’s another easy eco-friendly way to save money and improve your green credentials. You won’t need to buy any expensive garden centre compost anymore! Here’s what you can add to your own compost:
- Vegetable peelings
- Grass cuttings
- Fruit waste
- Coffee grounds
- Egg boxes
- Tea bags
- Shredded newspaper
- Dry leaves
Keeping a ‘compost’ container in your kitchen is a great way to get into the habit of discarding your vegetable waste into a pot for your compost rather than it heading into the bin! Happy composting
Grow your own vegetables
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