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The less chemicals you use, the better!

So, we guess that if you’re reading this blog entry now, you are an avid gardener yourself, right? Which in turn means that as we’re talking about the ways to compost your garden, the more you should be listening.

Lose Your Lawn (or part of it)

As unconventional as it may sound to some of the hobbyist gardeners, your lawn just takes too many resources in, including your water, your time and your energy. A lot of water and fertilizers are needed to keep…

Mulch Your Landscape

Well, in case you didn’t know it, the matter of the fact is that your garden, your plants, and specifically your garden’s soil that everything grows upon need protecting. Mulching will be a perfect way of providing such a natural and harmless, chemicals-free kind of protection. So, first thing’s first…

Grow Your Own Food

While this one may sound just a little bit too obvious for anyone, but just think of how many edibles you are capable of growing (and subsequently consuming) if your garden’s area exceeds a standard size. Starting with such basic things as berries, vegetables, and fruits, there’s a whole world of possible…

Plant Perennials

Yeah, getting your garden full of these ever-blooming trees or plants may enhance its look tremendously! Our piece of advice on that will be to firstly pick those perennials that are best adapted to your USDA Zone; you can find Zone information on the plant tag. To save money, you can buy small perennials.

Mow with an Electric or Manual Mower

Well, in case you’re missing the point of why exactly we’re pointing those two most common lawn-mowing options out to you all, this most likely means that you’ve never used a gas-powered mower. This also might mean, that you might not be aware of just how pollutive the gas-powered mowing can be for the environment!

Plant Natives

As obvious, as it may sound, planting those plants that are native to your particular USDA region or those that are most capable of adapting to your climate conditions is a smart thing to do. Meaning that though hand-picking those plants may be a little bit more time-consuming than you’re used to, the…

Restrict an aggressive plant

While most of the plants will co-exist peacefully in your garden, there are just some specific types of plants that are known for their quick expansionist habit. The gooseneck loosestrife can be a perfect example of such an aggressor. But restricting it may take a bit more of an effort than you’ve initially anticipated.

Protect your bulbs

So, if you’re planting fllowers in your garden, there’s an additional thing or two that you might want to know about protecting the bulbs. This can ring especially true bell when we’re talking about either insects, birds or rodents who are known for partying in your garden, eating thise flower bulbs up…