Sustainable Gardens: Why Should you Build One for your Yard?
Incorporating sustainable gardens into your property is not only a way to cut down on your resources and utilities, but in some cases, it can also present an opportunity to grow your own produce and keep grocery costs low. We have put together a list of our best sustainable garden tips and ideas for helping you get the most out of your resources.
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Sustainable Garden Tips
Choosing the Right Mulch
Mulching, essentially, is a term used for covering the topsoil of your garden with more organic material to keep the soil and their plants in good health. Other added sustainability benefits of mulching include:
- Preventing soil drying out too quickly
- Introduction of nutrients into soil
- Erosion prevention
- Weed suppression
Mulching can be done both immediately after planting as well as covering the bare topsoil during the winter months where it is difficult for plants to survive.
Water Saving Resources
While it may seem like an obvious choice, incorporating a water saving resource into your garden is one of the most effective and cost-benefit features of any sustainable garden. Water tanks are generally used to collect rainwater and keep it stored away from the elements where it is susceptible to evaporation. It is later used for irrigation where water is generally scarce and can benefit from a direct watering device rather than an automated device such as a sprinkler.
Incorporating Native Flora
Indigenous Australian planta are not only a beautiful feature and accent to any garden, but they are usually one of the more sustainable pieces in terms of care and maintenance. Decades of evolution have made these native plants accustomed to the local climate and soil conditions. This means that you will generally not have to incorporate large amounts of fertilisers or additives to help them grow and thrive within your garden. Your local council should be able to provide you with information regarding the most available and sustainable species of local plants to keen in your sustainable gardens.
Lastly, composting is one of the simplest methods that most sustainable gardens incorporate to recycle what would have previously been wasted materials. Composting is turning your everyday green waste such as grass clippings, dead leaves, weeds as well as your food leftovers and turning them into organic fertiliser. This organic fertilizer is generally more nutrient rich and will help in keeping your soil and any plants or produce you may be growing to be of a better quality than those grown in traditional soil. Composting will also help to introduce a more positive growth environment if your natural soil type is typically more difficult for encouraging growth.
For instance, those with a clay-type of soil, composting will help to breakdown the harsh clays. Where as those with a sandy soil, compost will help to encourage water retention and nutrient delivery.
Are you curious about how to build a sustainable garden? Get in touch with Centenary Landscaping Supplies today for all of your sustainable gardens’ needs! Browse our range of products or get in touch with our designers today on 07 3373 4999 or fill in the online form!