Green Gardening to Help Environment
The beauty of a garden can help make your home a more inviting place to
go to but it is not necessarily true that having a garden can be green.
It may seem counter intuitive that having a beautiful patch of land
covered by flowers and greens is bad for the environment but it sure is.
A garden requires a great deal of resources. It needs space to grow and
flourish. It needs the energy from the sun. It needs air to turn into
carbon dioxide. Water is what they need the most and in this world of El
Nino and constant droughts water becomes more and more valuable. Hence,
a garden must be able to sustain itself to be considered beneficial to
the general environment that it is situated in.
To make a garden green, one of the first things you need to do is make
use of indigenous plants. Using indigenous plants in your garden, makes
sure that the plants are able to live with the amount of water in your
area. It is also adept to the amount of sunlight where you live.
Growing plants that come out of the area, you would have to adjust the
amount of water you put in and the amount of sunlight you provide. You
might need to put in extra effort watering the plants and exposing it to
sunlight. In some cases, you might even need to build a separate
greenhouse to house these plants during cold seasons.
Even if the plants are indigenous, it can cause an imbalance in the
environment if it is not maintained. If it is allowed to grow out of
control then it will require more from you. It would need more water and
more space to spread itself out. It not only makes it less aesthetically
pleasing, it also needs more to maintain. What is the point of keeping
and maintaining that garden if you are not going to take care of it?
Another way to ensure that your gardening practices are kept green is by
making sure that the garden has more than one purpose and not just for
show. It can be anything that helps you achieve whatever effect you
want. If you want to add a little more privacy to your home, you can
make use of hedges to shield your windows. But, the ultimate
multipurpose garden can be found in vegetable gardens. The reason this
is important is because as more and more people populate the earth the
space you use on your garden becomes more precious.
The world we live in needs us to ensure their welfare and make sure that
everything works well with each other. That is our responsibility as
humans but that does not mean we cannot make our surroundings beautiful
in the process.
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