Whether you have a natural green thumb or not, there are plenty of benefits to having a garden. You can stay active, give your mental health a boost, and help out the planet with your efforts.
Gardening, in general, is typically an eco-friendly activity. However, if you want to have a garden year-round, you might think you have to make choices that aren’t exactly good for the environment. For some, that might include using pesticides in the summer. Or, you might turn toward chemically-laden soils and “boosters” to help plants grow in cooler temperatures.
Can those things help? Absolutely.
Are they good for the environment? No.
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Creating your own garden is a great way to help the environment in a natural way. These tips provided can help make your garden even more environment friendly in multiple ways.
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When summer rolls around each year, it’s easy to get caught up in the desire to clean, fix, and replace things around your home. After all, you’ve spent the long, cold winter months cooped up inside, noticing everything that needs work. Now that the warm weather is here, it’s only natural to want to address some of those glaring issues you’ve been staring down for ages.
However, before you dive in, it’s worth taking the time to consider which home projects are going to benefit both yourself as well as the environment we all share. With that in mind, here are a few suggestions for summer home projects that will be good for both you and the planet.
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There’s a reason seasoned gardeners refer to compost as black gold. Rich and dark, this earth-like substance composed of decayed organic material is a powerhouse of nutrients. When incorporated into the soil, plants are healthier, flowers bloom brighter, and pests don’t stand a chance.
The best part? Compost can be made at home from ingredients you were planning to throw away, which means it’s not only good for the garden but environmentally responsible as well.
Composting at home is neither complicated nor expensive, and all it takes to start is just a few materials and the right combination of organic matter.
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Recycling – It’s worth it! We simply don’t have the room on Earth to keep burying rubbish. Recycling is essential to our future. It’s also faster and more cost effective than sourcing materials to make new products from. Reusing materials saves a huge amount of energy, which in turn benefits the planet and its ecosystems on the whole.
- Recycling 6 tea bags creates enough energy to make 1 cup of tea
- Up to 60% of discarded rubbish could be recycled
- 1 recycled tin can saves enough energy worth 3 hours of television
- A recycled aluminium can will be back on the shelves within 6 weeks
- Recycling every newspaper would save 250 million trees per year
Mattress Online, who offer a recycling option when you buy a new mattress from them, have created this quiz to help you determine what type of recycler you are.
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