Eco-friendly Gardening – Tips & Tricks

  • On August 11, 2016

Eco-friendly gardening – Tips & Tricks

We have already discussed the topic that your home garden can reduce your carbon footprint. So now we are offering you some tips and tricks for eco-friendly gardening!


Harvest rainwater

The first eco-friendly method of gardening is to start utilizing the rainwater in your garden. The rainwater can be used directly or you can filter it. The collected water is free of chemicals like chlorine and that definitely will have a positive effect on your home garden!

Don’t forget – over watering your plants is not a beneficial

You can also you boiled water from cooking – it contains lots of vitamins and minerals that will nourish your garden.


Welcome birds, butterflies, friendly bugs and bees – or just bring them on!

Birds eat slugs, snails, grubs, caterpillars and other pests that harm the plants. Welcome the birds in your garden by making them bird feeders and nesting boxes. Plant a diverse variety of bright flowers that will attract the bees and other bugs. Ladybugs and lacewings prevent the crops destruction.

Another way to eliminate the slugs and snails is to plant barriers such as crushed eggshells. (Eggshells are a natural fertilizer too. They are rich in calcium carbonate and can enhance the soil.)

Use salted water or a mixture of water and white vinegar to remove the weeds. That is an environmentally and pet-friendly tip.


home garden plantPlant herbs

Grow basil plants next to your tomatoes. That way you will improve their growth and flavor. Mint, rosemary, and lavender will keep ants and mosquitoes away. Spearmint keeps the ants away. Fennel, basil, and lemongrass help control the mosquitoes.


Use solar powered garden lights!


Organic compost

Set up a compost bin in a warm, partly sunny spot! You can place there garden waste, paper, vegetable peelings. Adding natural elements back to nature will have great results! The organic waste from your kitchen and some worms will make the perfect natural fertilizer for your garden!

Throw your used coffee grounds into your compost. They are rich in nitrogen and will improve plant growth.

Overall, eco-friendly gardening is all about working with nature, not against it. Start now and become a pro with our top tips & tricks.



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