It is not hard to be a green gardener although green fingers are often in short supply. Here are some things you can and shouldn’t do to improve the ‘green gardening habits’ you already possess. You must already be some form of green gardener if you garden at all.
Top Steps to a Green Garden
- Compost your green waste from the kitchen (no meat or fish). Then use the rotted compost on the garden. If you don’t want a heap try a big bucket or just bury the waste and it will still rot down.
- Welcome wild life with appropriate plants that provide food and shelter for insects butterflies and other creatures
- Grow your own fruit like apples and your own veg. You can also grow flowers for the house rather than buy imported flowers from a shop.
- Conserve water and energy. A mulch will save water and if you apply any water make sure it is directed at the roots and wont evaporate in the mid day sun.
Have Nots for a Green Garden
- Avoid killing creatures by too many noxious chemicals
- Too much inappropriate hard landscaping can cause flooding and ‘aint green’
- Too many imported plants have excessive air miles. Annuals should be home grown and native species of tree, hedge and other plants are best.
- Do not be over tidy, leave some area of long grass and/or a rotting woodpile for insects.