Many of us remember, and agree with, Kermit the Frog’s lament… “It’s not easy being green!” Well, we’re here to tell you, when it comes to greening the garden and landscape, help has arrived.
It’s easier than ever to find ways to make your garden more eco-friendly. While ‘eco-friendly’ is a politically correct phrase these days, and a turn off to some, going green in the garden is a great place to start caring for the environment without sacrificing the pleasures we associate with gardening, namely beautiful, bountiful, healthy plants.
Regardless of your political leanings, being eco-friendly in our gardens and landscapes is definitely a means to preserving our water supplies, ingesting fewer pesticides, saving beneficial plants and insects, conserving energy, breathing cleaner air, being kind to the birds and the bees (amongst other wildlife) and feeling good about restoring the environment. It puts the natural back in nature.
There are a wide range of eco-friendly techniques and practices we can use that are designed to keep our environment healthy and our gardens and landscapes gorgeous. These include, but are not limited to, such things as: generating less waste, eliminating over-fertilization, conserving water resources, using permeable surfaces, installing rain gardens, controlling erosion, saving energy, using mulch and compost, planting native plants in our gardens, restoring wildlife habitats, reducing air pollution, maintaining gardens without toxic pesticides and of course that great old standby, reduce, reuse, recycle.
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