Implementing good garden design can help save water and reduce time spent in the garden. By taking into account the location and conditions of your garden you can greatly improve its condition.
To achieve a sustainable garden the following may need to be considered.
Mulching your garden and pots helps to retain water, add nutrients, reduce weeds and pests, and protect your plants:
Effective maintenance of lawns will ensure you get the most out of them:
Plants make a garden. Use the natural seasons to manage your garden to get the best results. To get the most enjoyment out of plants, think about these easy maintenance tips:
Most weeds are seasonal, and different weeds will appear for short periods at different times of the year. It is easy to keep them under control with frequent attention and an integrated approach:
How do you know if you have created a sustainable garden? If you maintain regular mulching and composting you should not need fertilisers. If you do need to fertilise your garden:
Whenever possible avoid using pesticides altogether; instead focus on good maintenance through pruning and mulching. Diseases are usually a symptom of poor plant health. Find out what the problem is before applying chemical control.
Try these tips instead of chemicals:
When it's time to start work, think about where the product comes from. If you are not sure, ask. Choose recycled or environmentally-friendly products where possible:
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