3 Tips for an Eco-Friendly Landscape

3 Tips for an Eco-Friendly Landscape

A beautiful garden can really make a house more beautiful and warmer. The landscape adds those little touches to the overall ambiance of the house. Besides, gardening can be fun and having a beautiful open space in which you can relax is a huge plus.

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The latest trend in landscaping is eco-friendly landscaping. While the garden itself helps reduce your carbon footprint, the process of creating and maintaining the landscape can be made even friendlier to the environment with these top three tips.

Reduce Your Lawn Space

Having green grass covering most of the garden is indeed beautiful. That said, larger lawn spaces require more maintenance. You will not only be investing more time, money, and energy in keeping the lawn healthy and beautiful but also use more water in the process.

By reducing – or limiting – the lawn space, you can keep your garden eco-friendly and still have a beautiful landscape with sufficient green grass. You can fill the rest of the space with low-maintenance plants to create a nice balance and an equally beautiful landscape.

You can also use ornaments such as granite boulders or landscaping stone to help reduce lawn space in the garden. Granite landscaping, in particular, is very efficient, since granite boulders require minimum maintenance.

Go Synthetic

Another great way to save money and water is switching to synthetic turf. Modern synthetic grass products are so much better than they were a couple of years ago. Modern synthetic turf is very realistic and requires minimum maintenance.

The kits and products available are also very affordable. In some cases, it is cheaper to install high-quality synthetic turf than to invest in green grass. In the long run, the cost of keeping your garden functional and looking beautiful will also be substantially lower.

Reclaim and Reuse

You don’t have to buy every garden ornament to have a beautiful landscape. You also don’t need to purchase expensive plants to make your dream garden come true. There are a lot of DIY projects that reuse and recycle existing materials from the old garden and other parts of the house. This will help you save money and keep the garden eco-friendly at the same time.

Instead of buying new wooden stakes, for instance, you can reuse materials from a past renovation project or old furniture you have been keeping in the garage for a long time to make a beautiful fence for your rose garden. You can even turn the project into a fun thing to do with the kids.

Choose Your Plants Carefully

I know I said three tips at the beginning, but there is one extra trick you need to know if you want to have an eco-friendly landscape. Choosing the right plants to add to the garden is just as important. Go for plants that are drought-resistant; you’re not limited to cacti either.

It is also a good idea to add plants that have extra functions. For example, clover is a known insect-repellant. Lastly, be sure to group plants based on their watering needs and you will have a very efficient, eco-friendly landscape.

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