Eco Friendly Gardening Checklist

Eco Friendly Gardening Checklist

Eco Friendly Gardening Checklist 1200 702 Eco Garden Systems

Eco Friendly Gardening Checklist from Power Planter

Eco-Friendly Gardening Checklist

Use these tips to make your garden even greener, in the environmental sense!

Conserving Water

  • Use a rain barrel to collect rainwater.
  • Use a rain gauge to avoid overwatering during rainy times.
  • Use a soil-seeper hose to gradually water garden beds.
  • Water the garden early in the morning to minimize evaporation.
  • Perennials require less watering than annuals.

Avoiding Pesticides

  • Growing several similar types of plants close together helps deter pests.
  • Create an inviting garden for birds and friendly bugs that eat pests.
  • Consult your garden center for ideas.
  • Native plants are more resistant to pests in your area than non-native species.
  • Using compost helps naturally feed plants while deterring pests.

Recycling/Composting

  • Convert empty plastic containers into planters.
  • Start a compost pile with waste from your garden to use on it later.
  • Keep compost piles out of direct sunlight and add water during dry periods.
  • Buy second-hand outdoor furniture rather than purchasing newly manufactured tables and chairs.
  • Avoid synthetic materials when choosing furniture and other outdoor features.

Creating a Habitat

  • Add bird baths or other water features to attract birds that will eat harmful pests.
  • Wildflowers attract butterflies, moths and other helpful insects.
  • Flowers that bloom early or late in the season attract bees and other pollinating insects that help keep local species healthy.

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