Ways to keep your garden eco-friendly

Although it may not feel like it quite yet, spring has officially arrived! Soon the dreary weather that has plagued the country for the last few months will be long behind us and we will once again be able to spend time comfortably outdoors. Spring is the perfect time to pick up some new outdoor hobbies, or work on the ones that you already have. For many homeowners, this time outside means starting, or restarting, a garden. Be sure to exercise your green thumb this spring.

Here are a few tips to keep your garden environmentally-friendly:

  • Colorful flowers: A great way to avoid harmful pesticides is to keep damaging insects away in a natural way. Planting bright flowers like marigolds will attract ladybugs and lacewings, which will consume the critters you do not want roaming around.
  • Natural fences: Instead of creating barriers that are made from hard materials – like wood and concrete – simply use hedges to divide up the space. This way, there were be no unnatural products in your garden and the boundaries will be more aesthetically pleasing.
  • Self-mulch: Recycle the items that you have around your yard. Leaves from last fall and shredded grass clippings will make great mulch, adding necessary nutrients to the soil. These natural materials will be beneficial for your garden.

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