As summer approaches we are spending more and more time in our outdoor spaces. As well as creating aesthetically pleasing areas, it’s important to be as eco-friendly as possible. Here are three ways you can do it in your garden.
Plant for the pollinators
One of the easiest ways to create an eco-friendly garden is to look after the guys that are doing the hard work. Bees are important for the environment and we can help them by making sure we have a variety of plants in the garden. Different kinds of bees have different eating habits so having a variety is key here. Native plants such as wildflowers are just what they love and are a great option. You can buy packets of different seeds, they are easy to plant and look really great as a meadow part of the garden.
Water is a valuable resource, so limit the use of sprinklers and if you do need them set them on a timer to limit their use. Try to use rainwater wherever possible, if you have drains that bring water down from the roof then you can run them into tubs. Unhappy plants need more care and therefore more water. So make sure you plant plants where they will be happiest in the garden, where they will work well.
Choose eco materials
If you are thinking of creating decking, fences, sheds, and garden rooms in your garden, then make sure you are checking what supports will be the most eco-friendly. With our Stop Digging ground screws you can be sure you are getting one of the most environmentally friendly options. In comparison, a concrete support emits more than 50% more carbon emissions on average than a ground screw. Often digging foundations is messy and causes damage to the surrounding area, whereas our ground screws do not. They are also recyclable and reusable, so even if you decide to change your garden layout or design you will be able to move them or recycle them leaving nothing behind.
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