Thursday, 3 June 2010

Eco-Friendly Gardening: A Few Tips On How to Keep Your Garden GREEN

Now is the time, ladies! Get out those gardening tools, and start pulling those weeds. One of the best feelings is finishing up a long day of gardening, and then enjoying the results! But how can you make your gardening experience a more eco-friendly one, you ask??

In the spirit of Jambu, and their environmentally friendly shoes, we'd like to share a few easy tips on how to keep your garden green:

1. Make your own compost!
Why throw away those kitchen vegetable scraps when they could be reused? Compost enriches soil fertility by giving it a shot of high-powered, plant-loving nutrients. Aside from the additional nutrients, making your own compost will improve soil texture, aeration, and water retention.

2. Get into some better watering habits.
Adding mulch and compost to your soil will help retain water and cut down on evaporation, two major pluses for this hot weather! Also, did you know??? Soaker hoses and drip irrigation only use 50 percent of the water used by sprinklers. Remember to water early in the day so you can avoid evaporation and winds.

3. No more chemicals!!
Pesticides, weed killers, and chemical fertilizers definitely makes the job a bit easier, by why ruin nature with these poisons if theres a greener way? Hire beneficial insect reinforcements to get rid of those pesky garden pests, remember to pull out those weeds yourself, and stick to compost!

Keeping these tips in mind while gardening will help the environment and your garden! Never forget the four R's - Reduce, Recycle, Reuse, Rebuy!

Happy Gardening :)

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