April 22 is International Earth Day, and each of us knows that we need to do something useful in our lives to protect the place where we live. As someone who has a backyard or a piece of garden, building an environmentally friendly garden is the most helpful feat to protect the environment.
If you are planning (to make your garden an ecological Garden of Eden), it is encouraged. But it's not something that can be done right away, and you need to design a system with strong links between the various elements.
Sounds confusing, doesn't it? Some great advice will make your building process go smoothly.
What is an eco-friendly garden system？
An exquisite garden is sometimes like a piece of clothing that needs careful maintenance, and in the process of maintaining it, you may be wasting some resources, such as wasting water and electricity. To keep the garden beautiful, gardeners have to use chemicals such as herbicides, pesticides, and other chemicals that can harm the land and animals.
An eco-friendly garden is like a hard-wearing coat that may not have a beautiful appearance, but you will see the harmony of nature here. Everything here is environmentally beneficial, there is a strong connection between each element of the garden, and there are more natural elements than artificial ones.
Use of animal manure
Whether you are a farmer or a backyard owner, to make your garden more lively and interesting, raising some animals such as chickens, ducks, geese, rabbits and other poultry is a highly recommended option. Unlike pets, these poultry need only free-range farming to survive. You don't need to feed them special feeds either. Corn kernels, cabbage leaves, fruit peels, pork pies, meat bones, and other discarded vegetables, fruits, and meats are enough to keep them fed!
Their manure is a great fertilizer, and it may make you uncomfortable to handle animal manure, but for a skilled gardener, this is commonplace. You can collect the manure and put it in a fixed location, such as into a small pile truck, or divide an area for a composting area.
There are many benefits to cultivating plants with animal manure. Manure has many nutrients that the land needs, such as nitrogen, and these substances make for healthy plant growth and also improve soil fertility. While animal manure can provide many benefits to the soil and plant growth, gardeners, especially novices, should be reminded that fresh manure should not be used as a fertilizer; it contains too much nitrogen that can burn plants.
Building a composting area
Plants need a lot of nutrients to grow, and if you have a lot of vegetables and fruits growing on your farm or in your backyard, you need to have plenty of animal manure to keep your plants healthy and growing. You can pile the compost in a corner of your garden, or an abandoned pond, or an on-ground garden bed can also be used as a composting area.
Don't throw away the leaves and discarded plant debris and peels in your yard, they can still be valuable, put them in your compost area. After a while, they will upgrade to a great fertilizer.
Composting has many unexpected benefits, such as promoting healthy plant growth, saving water, improving soil health, and reducing artificial irrigation costs. It's safe to say that composting brings great benefits to both your garden and the environment.
Quictent 48'x48'x11'' Wooden Garden Bed is ideal as a composting area, it's a modest size and easy to set up. Choosing it is well worth it for gardeners, in addition to being a compost area, you can also use it as a sandbox, or grow plants in it, or even raise your animals inside.
Planting plants that are easy to grow and inexpensive
An eco-friendly garden or farm won't turn away insects and animals, but one problem that must be faced is that animals can harm or eat the plants, so to reduce your losses, it is wise to grow some inexpensive and easy to grow plants.
- Vegetables: potatoes, carrots, cucumbers, celery, onions, cabbage, lettuce, tomatoes, lentils.
- Fruits: apples, persimmons, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, citrus, lemons, grapes.
- Flowers: Coneflowers, Zinnias, Impatiens, Cosmos, Morning Glories, Pansies, Geraniums (Pelargonium), Daylilies.
Your garden or farm may be frequented by bees, don't be bothered by this, it means that the flowers in your yard are attracting them. If it's just insects that visit your garden, they won't do much damage to your plants, and some birds and insects are beneficial to plants, so don't resist their arrival. If squirrels, deer, rabbits, raccoons, and other critters visit your garden, they may eat your plants and harm the soil.
Put a few buckets in the garden
To protect our planet, it is very important to conserve water, so when caring for our garden, we need to minimize water waste. Reusing water is a concept that is promoted by most environmentalist gardeners, for example, you can pour domestic waste water into buckets and place them somewhere in your garden for cleaning gardening tools.
Place some buckets in your garden to collect rainfall. This is great and the rainfall is very clean and can be used to irrigate plants and raise poultry.
Build a greenhouse that gives you peace of mind
If you are concerned about the damage that animals bring to your garden, but you don't want to harm them, there are still some solutions to this.
You can choose a suitable piece of land and build a greenhouse on it. In this safe space, you can transplant the plants you focus on cultivating. For farms, a large size greenhouse is practical, for example, a greenhouse of such size as 20x10x7 is very common. A greenhouse will protect your plants and stop insects and animals from entering and harming them.
There are many other benefits to greenhouse gardening. With this type of cultivation, you can control the conditions of your plants as they grow, such as you can control the light, humidity and temperature. One of the most exciting things about greenhouse gardening is that you can cultivate your favorite plants all year round without having to think about external conditions.
A greenhouse for farms and large gardens: This 25' x 10' x 7' Greenhouse is a large greenhouse with a sturdy frame, separate mesh doors with zippers on both sides to keep animals out, and 12 ventilation vents to ensure good air circulation.
A mini-greenhouse for small backyards: If you just want a greenhouse to protect your favorite small potted plants, or if your backyard is of the small and delicate kind, a small greenhouse can meet your needs. This 71" x 36" x 36" Mini Greenhouse will surprise you, you can set it up in minutes, designed with two large zipper doors for your convenience in caring for your plants.
Raised garden beds help you protect your soil and plants
Whether you are an expert gardener or a novice grower, the Raised Garden Bed is a great gardening tool. Beginners choosing a raised garden bed for their first planting will feel easier than planting directly on the land, and this tool also makes it more comfortable for gardeners' backs and backs.
The benefits of raised garden beds for plants and soil are varied, as they prevent soil contamination, reduce weeds, and bring about better drainage. It also prevents critters from harming plants, which is an outstanding advantage for a gardener who supports environmentalism.
The height of the raised garden bed limits the movement of animals like dogs, rabbits, squirrels, raccoons, and even reptiles like slugs, which are forced to slow down as they crawl. If you are worried about animals like deer and birds, you can also add a suitable barrier around the garden bed to solve this problem.
This galvanized raised garden bed with cover can solve your problem by planting your plants inside the flower bed and protecting your plants with a greenhouse cover. This multi-purpose flower bed is of good quality, don't worry about its short duration, you can use it all the time, which can save you money and protect the environment.
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