Easy and Eco-Friendly Tips for your Garden in 2024 #CP

The luxury of being able to enjoy your garden all year round is something that not many people have the luxury of doing. If your garden is in need of a bit of TLC, you might be wondering what additions you can make that are easy to maintain and eco-friendly. Let’s take a look at some of the ways you can make your garden kinder to the environment while not taking up too much of your time.


Become self sufficient

Growing your own vegetables can be extremely rewarding. Not only that, but growing your own vegetables means you won’t be buying those grown with insecticides which in turn, is helping the environment.

Depending on where you live, you could create a vegetable patch in the corner of your garden, or maybe put up a greenhouse to help your vegetables grow. If you have children, it’s a great way of teaching them about how certain vegetables grow and can be a really exciting activity for the whole family.

Lay a patio

If your garden suffers from weeds growing, it’s likely you’ve had to use weed killer to try and keep them at bay. Unfortunately, these chemicals aren’t good for the environment, so you might be looking for a way to eliminate the need for them altogether.

Laying a patio is a great solution to this. Not only will your weed problem disappear, but you will have also created a low-maintenance space you and your family can enjoy for years to come. Add tubular fencing around the outside for privacy and security for you and your family. Why not invest in some comfortable garden furniture and add some potted plants to make it a more scenic place to enjoy?

Use eco friendly materials

You may be wondering how else you can make your garden eco friendly. Investing in materials that are recycled is a great way of going about this. Instead of buying plastic garden furniture, consider looking for garden furniture that has been upcycled or made from recycled materials. Or, better yet, make some yourself! If you’ve got old pieces of furniture lying around, upcycle some pieces to become beautiful and sustainable additions to your garden.

Use evergreen shrubbery

If you’re not particularly good when it comes to gardening, you’ll be looking into ways to enjoy a pretty garden but without the need to constantly maintain it. This can be achieved by using evergreen shrubbery rather than plants that may die out during the cooler weather. This way, your garden has pretty greenery all year round and the only maintenance needed is a trim once or twice a year.

Build a compost heap

Finally, a great way of being more eco-friendly when it comes to your garden is by creating a compost heap. Here you can dispose of degradable products from your kitchen and use that nutrient-enriched soil to plant your fruit and vegetables. There are loads of guides online detailing how to get started. It’s easy to start off, and could serve you for many years to come!

Karl Young

Part-time daddy and lifestyle blogger. Father of 2 boys under 2. Golfer, scare-fan, tea-lover, traveller, squash and poker player. I write on the @HuffPostUK http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/karl-young/

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