Sustainable Gardening Assortment – FineGardening

Sustainable Gardening Collection - FineGardening

The dirty little secret of gardening is that many of the common practices and products we use to improve our backyard oasis are actually harmful to the environment. We use a lot of water to keep our plants happy. We use sprays and powders to ward off insect pests and harmful diseases. And we buy a lot of single-use items such as plastic pots and mulch or soil in bags that are not recyclable.

In the end, many of us wonder – do the ends justify the means? The answer could be a little clearer if we, as gardeners, adapt our approaches to be more environmentally friendly. The following collection describes ways to reduce the environmental impact of gardening. Here are tips on how to make a garden more sustainable. They offer a bonus: the resulting beds and borders require less manual labor on your part! We also cover ways to conserve and monitor irrigation in your landscape that result in less wasteful runoff and lower water bills.

When it comes to pests and diseases, some of the articles below explain how host plants can be used to attract a variety of beneficial insects and naturally solve problems. Do you want more pollinators in your garden? Incorporating native plants into your beds and borders could be key, and we have region-specific suggestions from writers familiar with your forest neck. And let’s not forget about fertilization. Many synthetic fertilizers are a quick fix for nutrient deficiencies in plants, but if used in excess, they can damage the surrounding ecosystem. A smarter course of action is to improve the soil your plants live in, and this in turn improves the health of the plants (as well as the health of the soil itself). In this collection you will find innovative approaches to making your own nutrient-rich compost that you can use to feed the soil and your plants.

Implementing just some (or all) of these practices into your gardening routine can make a huge difference in reducing your environmental footprint – and leading to a healthier, more beautiful landscape.

  • How one

    Closed containers, pit composting, open containers, cups, piles or vermicomposting: which method is best for you?

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  • design

    Sustainable approaches reduce housework and increase enjoyment

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    Liven up your beds with flowers that attract, care for and nourish bees

  • How one

    Provide moisture to plants when and where they need it

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