The Main Points Of Sustainable Gardening – Sustainable gardening, like sustainable farming or industry, can be defined as satisfying our desires and achieving our targets, without harming the rights of others or of future generations. More specifically, as horticultural activity consumes resources and impacts the environment, sustainable gardening is an attempt to reduce to minimum levels, the exploitation of precious resources such as water, while attempting to preserve the environment as far as possible.
There are many ways in which gardening and gardeners pollute the environment, and deplete resources. They can be reduced though to five main areas.
Rustic Garden Design – The garden is our own special place, and that’s why we should start by analyzing our needs and expectations. We have to think early about how we use our garden. It’s worth taking a piece of paper, writing all the suggestions and drawing the elements that already exist in the garden.
The next step is to give a sample of soil to a laboratory and then create a base of plants with a short description about all of them. It’s worth dividing the plants into groups like grass, herbs, trees, flowers or even into more specified groups. From a list like this we can choose only the plants that we want to use in our garden.
Patio Garden – A well thought-out patio garden can be a delight. Make a list of the plants you wish to grow and then plan the position of each container, checking that the colors will blend well.
A patio is the most sensible, easiest and most convenient place to site a container garden. In many houses the kitchen door leads directly on to it, and herbs and vegetables grown there can be sought out by the cook and be picked immediately.
Landscaping The Summer Garden – An important thing is natural landscape or the terrain of the lawn and the garden area. Whenever possible, it would be great to work with landscape than working totally against it or going towards extraordinary efforts in making changes to natural landscape of the lawn as one can quite easily and very beautifully plan the summer garden and go with flow working well along with natural terrain of the lawn and also garden area.
A way in which it can be accomplished is by taking quick surveys of the lawn. This would be more than any cursory visual survey. One would need to walk the lawn and the corresponding area in which the garden space is being planned to be implemented.
New Age Gardening Tools – Gardening is an art and every art demands imagination, passion and necessary tools to shape the creativity of the artist. Today, gardening has transformed a lot, changing perspective with lots of advanced tools and machinery. You may have seen lots of gardening tools like hedge trimmers, garden blowers, cultivators and even snow throwers in normal home supply stores.
Many stores offer variety of accessories with each machine, so you save storage space and only one engine to maintain. We have seen this evolutionary change in gardening in quite a few years. Like in many other fields, gardening is also swept away by technology and gardeners find solace in new age gardening tools.
Keeping Chicken In The Garden – Chickens are a unique and interesting animals to raise. Unlike most household pets they produce something edible. In fact keeping chickens in the garden for pets can pay off in the long run by being a source of eggs and meat. This food will be fresher than what is purchased in the stores and with little effort can also be organic, truly cage-free, and anything else you wish.
By keeping chickens in the back garden you can rotate between where you plant your garden and where the chickens roam around.