Environmentally-Friendly Tips For Keeping Your Garden Pretty

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There are so many different ways of using eco-friendly gardening practices for keeping your garden pretty as well as in good health, but here are some important ones to get you started. Be sure to come in to visit us to talk about other tips for keeping your garden beautiful.

Plant Natives

The best rule of thumb for having a well-functioning garden space is to choose plants that are native to the area where you live. These plants will thrive in the climate, as well as blend well with each other, and attract pollinators and be beneficial in other ways. Plants that are not native may not integrate well into your garden. They may not thrive, and could be detrimental to other plants in your garden.

Group Plants Mindfully

It matters where you place your plants. Look at the needs of each individual plant and try to group them according to what their specific needs are. Take into consideration factors such as how much sun they require to be healthy, as well as how much water they like and what sort of soil suits them the best. During the planning stages of your garden, look at your garden as a whole and divide it into different zones for the different needs of your plants.

Welcome the Bees and Insects

You may have heard the story that Morgan Freeman has made his ranch in the United States into a bee sanctuary but may not understand why this is a very important thing for him to do. Most people do not realise that birds, bats and bees are important pollinators for all of the other plants, across the world. Much of the food that you eat comes from pollinators doing their job to keep the plant world humming along (and not just in your backyard, but also in every backyard).

One way that you can assist the longevity of both your own life and the lives of every other living species, is to create a sanctuary for pollinators. This can be done by planting specific plants that attract them. Additionally, insects such as wasps, ladybugs, flies and beetles will eat a lot of the nasties that attack your plants so be sure to add plants that are food for them too! Speak to some of our garden experts at Bacchus Marsh & Redgum Garden Centre for more information about which plants will attract native friends to your garden to keep it in top shape.

Birds Are Your Friends

Creating a space that feels like home for different bird species is another important way of keeping your garden naturally beautiful. Include a bird bath where they can have a drink and play in the water, as well as a bird feeder. Birds will eat caterpillars and grubs, which would eat the leaves of your plants and cause them to become sick.


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