How to make your garden eco-friendly
Making your gardening methods environmentally-friendly requires a lot of time and effort, so luckily for you, our products can unlock many ways in which your garden can help save the planet.
Grow your own food
One of the key elements of the eco-friendly lifestyle is to make everything as natural as possible. The best way to implement this in your garden is to grow your own fruit and vegetables. With less artificial fertilisers used (the average commercial crop can be sprayed up to 27 times!), you know exactly where your produce has come from and how it has been treated, with undeniably better taste. Environment-wise, the majority of fruit and vegetables are flown in from far corners of the world with a considerable carbon footprint.
We can help you grow your own with our wide range of planters and raised beds, which use natural timbers and provide a great structural element in your gardening. Made with pressure-treated softwood, they all carry a 15-year anti-rot guarantee and can facilitate a wide range of growth.
Another great way to make your garden eco-friendly is with a garden composter. Rather than simply disposing of domestic waste, you can use one of our wooden compost bins to make a natural fertiliser and general soil-improver. Use grass cuttings, fallen leaves and weeds, as well as kitchen waste like coffee grounds, peelings, fruit cores, and eggshells to build up your compost heap. Slotted compost bins are perfect for the larger garden, and with the Extension Kit, you can even separate out heaps of compost at differing stages of decomposition, making the process more efficient. Make your compost heap a communal effort – offer to take on your neighbour’s waste and they might even offer to chip in for your compost bin!
Utilise water butts
One of domestic Britain’s major environmental issues is wasted water, so any way in which you can limit the amount that comes out of your taps is a bonus. Water butts can be used as an accessory to an outbuilding or simply in conjunction with your home’s guttering. Rather than using taps to water your garden, you can have a ready supply of ‘greywater’ to take care of all your plants and the lawn – coming in handy especially during any drought periods.
Research your purchases
It is also worth considering eco-friendly alternatives when choosing a garden shed. Many shed bases include the eco base, available in a range of sizes and made from 100% recycled plastic. While providing excellent support for any size garden shed, these versatile panels can also be the foundation for a log cabin or greenhouse. As for lighting your shed for night-time use, perhaps consider a solar shed light offering a great alternative to wiring your shed and the sheer amount of electricity used in other lighting rigs.
Making your home environmentally-friendly is not easy, but we hope that with our products, you can make your garden better for the planet. By saving yourself money in the long run and making your garden a more productive space, it can be done!