Most people will wonder how they can make their gardens greener. There is a natural assumption that most gardens are ‘green’ anyway and that they are always environmentally friendly. However, it will surprise many people that not all gardens are green. How many individuals have opted to put artificial grass in their garden? How many have large decking areas, patios, or outdoor room set-ups? How many have avoided growing any plants at all?
Gardens such as this have very little to offer when it comes to the environment. Plants absorb some of the carbon dioxide that humans put into the atmosphere; the fewer plants and trees that we have, the less carbon dioxide we can remove this way. Adding plenty of plants to a garden means that there is a small section of your home that is actively tackling the problem that is causing climate change.
Plant a Tree
Trees are not just vital for the absorption of carbon dioxide. They will help to provide much-needed shade for your home and garden. In addition, if everyone were to plant even a small tree in their garden, they would be helping to address the impact caused by the cutting down of millions of trees to produce paper.
Add a Compost Pile
One of the ways to cut down on organic waste from your home is to create a compost pile. Uncooked food waste, grass clippings, and other garden waste can all go on the compost pile, along with shredded cardboard and some paper. These will rot down and create a natural fertiliser that can then be used to help plants grow in the garden. This reduces the amount of waste you are putting into the household bin and sending to landfills.
Avoid the Use of Chemicals
There are plenty of tips and tricks available to help people to avoid the use of chemicals in their garden. Some pesticides can be harmful to household pets, and they have the potential to damage plants and leave residue in the soil. Natural alternatives are much better all round and are far less damaging to the environment.