Guest Blog Spot – a basic guide to an eco-friendly garden by Emma Spivey

A basic guide to an eco-friendly garden

by Emma Spivey (Guest Blog-Spot)

When a guest comes into your home, one of the focal points which immediately catches your eye is the garden. In addition to its aesthetic quality, a garden can also serve as your outdoor sanctuary where you can soak up the sun, enjoy the coolness of a moonlit night or use as a space to entertain your guests in.

This is precisely the reason why it pays to exert the extra effort in making sure that your garden is eco-friendly, well taken cared of, ecologically-balanced and beautiful all at the same time.

Enumerating the Things to do for Garden Maintenance

So what are the things that you need to keep in mind when designing and maintaining your garden? Take a look at the following list:

1. Create a layout of  what you want your final garden to look like.
Just as it is when designing a room in the house, you should also have a layout and a clear picture of how your final garden should look. Incorporate details like charming flower pots, trellises, garden furniture and have a layout of how the shrubs should be planted.

2. Incorporate eco-friendly features in the garden.
Another goal that you should have in maintaining a garden is that it should be eco-friendly. When choosing the materials to incorporate in your garden, make sure that they were made with a sustainable manufacturing process. You should also incorporate eco-friendly features like a balancing pond or rainwater harvesting features. These two would basically collect flood water or excess rainwater and use it to irrigate your garden.

3. Why not go organic?
When buying fertilizers or pesticides, make sure that they are 100% organic. This is especially true if you are maintaining a vegetable or herb garden – you don’t want the produce to be infested with chemicals when they are ready for harvesting.

4. Learn how to attract wildlife and maintain the ecological balance in your garden.
Another characteristic of a garden is that it is ecologically-balanced. Aside from the plants, there should be birds, bees, frogs, worms and other animals that would balance out the structure of your garden. You can attract these wildlife creatures by creating a compost bin; making a frog shelter; growing some ivy to attract birds and butterflies; and piling together logs to attract hedgehogs.

5. Additional garden maintenance tips.
If you’re a beginner gardener, it always helps to learn about the ins and outs of organic gardening and garden maintenance – and apply the knowledge to your own garden.

By following these tips and expanding your knowledge about the subject, you can create an eco-friendly garden that is beautiful, sustainable and organic while you’re doing your share in saving the environment as well.

About the Author – Emma Spivey writes for solar powered pond fountain , her personal hobby blog focused on tips to design and eco-friendly garden using solar power.

  1. Awesome tips Emma! Hope to read more of your guest blog posts in the near future

  2. Wow .. just this is exciting. I hadn’t thought about solar for a water fountain! Thanks for the info .. I bookmarked it for future reference.

  3. Some very useful tips
    Thanks Emma

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