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3 Eco-Friendly Garden Improvements to Consider This Year

If you’re a family that loves spending time together in the garden during the summer, then you’ll agree that there’s simply nothing better than firing up the BBQ, popping on some burgers, and enjoying the cosy space in your garden that you’ve created. But, if your garden has become a little neglected during the winter months, you might be at a loss where to start. And, if you’re looking to be a little more eco-friendly, you’ve come to the right place. Let’s take a look at some ideas on how to transform your garden into an eco-friendly haven for you and your family.

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Source eco-friendly garden furniture

Every garden needs a decent set of garden furniture, but if you currently have plastic or other non-environmentally-friendly materials, you might not want to use it in your garden anymore. Instead, try and look for furniture that’s been made from recycled materials. Not only are they environmentally-friendly, but they’re often more quirky and unique than store-bought and machine-made furniture. Lots of home and garden stores will stock items of furniture that are eco-friendly, so don’t be scared to ask to see the range.

The same idea goes for other parts of your garden too. You could make bird feeders out of old pieces of furniture, or you could even try and build some planters using materials you’ve got leftover. It’ll help the environment, and your garden will be completely unique to you.

Have a sheltered patio area

While you may want to allow your garden to be as natural as possible, you also want a beautiful area to sit and take in the beautiful garden you’ve created. And, with summers getting hotter, it’s important to create a patio area that’s sheltered. Lots of people are building their own pergolas and then using climbing plants to create the shade. You can pair that look with cultured stone and an outdoor oven to create a picturesque yet eco-friendly place for you and your family to enjoy your garden.

Grow your own fruit and vegetables

Finally, another way to become more eco-friendly in your garden is by growing your own fruit and vegetables. Not only is it rewarding when you quite literally get to taste the fruits of your labour, but it’s a fantastic way of helping save the environment because you’ll be growing and eating produce that hasn’t been sprayed with chemicals or insecticides which harm our environment.

And, you get the chance to teach your children some valuable lessons along the way too. To help pique their interest, why not allow them to choose their favourite fruit or vegetable to try and grow during the year? Giving them the responsibility of taking care of it as well as enjoying watching it grow will give you all yet another reason to head outside and enjoy your garden. If you’re worried about weather conditions that may hinder the growth of your fruit and vegetables, consider buying or building a greenhouse for extra protection and warmth.

Being eco-friendly in your garden doesn’t have to be difficult, and it can also be rather beautiful too. These ideas are far from exhaustive, so why not explore some other ways you can be more eco-friendly in your garden?

Lyne Proulx
Lyne Proulxhttps://ottawamommyclub.ca/
Lyne Proulx is a Certified WEBB Bodywork Pet Practitioner, Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. She loves all things Disney and is an avid teaholic and chocoholic. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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