Environmentally-friendly landscaping tips & ideas

Posted: May 5, 2013 in Construction

Landscaping adds a lot to a home, both in terms of aesthetic appearance and value. If you are thinking of starting a landscaping project in your garden or backyard with the help of powerful machine like Mini bobcat hire Brisbane, why not go green? Here are some environmentally-friendly landscaping tips that would not only do wonders for your home, but also for the environment.

Grow native plants in your garden. Native plants are acclimatized to grow in your area and are therefore easier to maintain compared to exotic plants. You would need less water and fewer pesticides to keep native plants in good condition. You can add your small, but significant part in saving water and reducing the impact of harmful pesticides on the environment.

To save water you may opt for greener irrigation techniques. Spray irrigation systems lead to wastage of water. Opt for drip irrigation method. In this a perforated hose is used for watering the plants. The hose is kept on the top of the soil which helps saturate the roots of the plant quite effectively. Try to store rain water and make use of it in irrigating your landscape.

For stonework and other construction work in your garden landscape, make use of recycled materials. You can use bricks or broken concrete as they are environmentally friendly.

Make use of compost. The matter occurs naturally in the soil and is decomposed and recycled from the plants back to the soil. It is a great natural fertiliser for your plants. Rather than adding chemical based fertilisers, you may opt for biodegradable and eco-friendly fertilisers to keep your plants healthy and beautiful.

There are many more ways you can achieve desirable landscaping results without causing any harm to the environment. Use your own imagination and help save the environment!

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