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7 Sustainable Gardening Tips for a More Eco-Friendly Yard

7 Sustainable Gardening Tips for a More Eco-Friendly Yard

Live more sustainably and be the change you want to see with these Mother Earth-approved sustainable gardening tips.

One of the main goals you should have when growing a garden is to create less waste, avoid using chemicals, and decrease your overall costs. These are just some of the simple sustainable gardening tips to help the planet. But first, what is sustainable gardening?

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Sustainable gardening is minimizing the impact that humans have on earth by avoiding harmful chemicals, reducing waste whenever possible, and preserving natural resources. Of course, you don’t have to make a huge step to show Mother earth you are. You could start with something simple such as choosing natural weed-killing methods instead of using polluting chemicals. So if you want to create a sustainable garden, follow these tips!

Choose Plants Wisely

One of the sustainable gardening tips is to grow more perennials, native plants, and water-wise plants. Pros also suggest growing a diverse range of plants to create a balanced ecosystem. Even if you have a small garden, include flowers and herbs in the space to attract beneficial insects and to provide yourself with culinary and medicinal ingredients.

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Commit to 100% Organic

Avoid all chemicals that will harm Mother Earth. Avoid using petrochemical pesticides, toxic herbicides, and inorganic fertilizers since these chemicals could greatly damage the earth and underground water.

Create Healthy Soil

One of the easiest sustainable gardening tips is to apply mulch in your garden. Mulch protects soil from heat by providing shade to the soil. It also retains moisture to keep it cool.

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Passively Harvest Water

Collect rainwater in buckets or rain barrels. Harvesting your own water can reduce erosion, minimize water bills, and maximize moisture in your plants, especially during this summer heat.

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Reuse Resources

Look for creative ways to reuse resources, such as recycling and repurposing household items instead of buying new ones. Give old things a new life in your garden. Research pot materials and landscaping materials, as well.

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Save Seeds and Propagate

Choose organic and open-pollinated seeds so you could reuse the seeds for another season instead of buying new seeds or plants. Propagating plants is one of the sustainable gardening tips you could easily try at home. You could also make your own compost from food scraps and dead leaves.

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Zero-Waste Garden

One of the main goals you should have is to create a zero-waste garden by creating your own compost or fertilizer from dead leaves, food scraps, and any garden prunings. This so-called green garden ‘waste’ is one of the healthiest and most organic ways to enrich the soil.

Start creating an edible, productive, and earth-friendly garden space with these sustainable gardening tips! Check out our Plant Care blog to learn more about different houseplants and tips on how to keep your plants alive and healthy.

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