Top 10 Tips for Ecofriendly Gardening

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You might think that having a garden in or outside your house is a very eco-friendly thing to do and is something that brings you a step closer to environment improvement. But to actually make a garden eco-friendly, there are several things that one needs to keep in mind.  The following are the top 10 tips and suggestions for eco-friendly gardening.

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Let friendly bugs in

There are many bugs which eat away the pests that can harm your plants. You must not shoo these bugs away and rather welcome them for plant protection.  Some of these bugs include lacewings, ladybugs etc.

Welcome bug eating birds

There are certain birds that eat away the snails, caterpillars and other pests and hence to make your garden even more eco-friendly, you must welcome these birds rather than scaring them away.

Consider companion planting

Companion planting is the type of planting in which plants are grown close together. This can help in warding off pests and is another step for eco-friendly gardening.

Buy recycled

Another way to make your garden eco-friendly is by buying recycled products.  All the plants, composts and other things that you buy for your garden can be recycled and will help you save the environment.

Grow your own food

Rather than buying pricey organic products, you can consider growing your own food.  Rather than spending thousands on manicuring the gardens, one must use them for what they really are meant for.

Harvest rainwater

Another way for eco-friendly gardening is by harvesting rainwater.  You can add a rain barrel to your garden and capture water that can be then used for watering plants and lawns.

Make your own compost

Making your own compost from kitchen scraps is an intelligent and smart way for eco-friendly gardening and also makes good use of leftover food.

Water plants sensibly

Rather than leaving the water pipe for watering the garden while you do other activities, you must devote time to water each plant judiciously and sensibly. This will help save water and will also prevent bulk watering.

Keep it as real as possible

Avoid using too many chemicals, pesticides and weed killers and rather let Mother Nature take its course. Using natural compost is also a good alternative.

Kill only weeds

It is important to kill only weeds and not the plants so as to save your plants and your family from the harmful effects of weed killers.

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