Sustainability is becoming increasingly important in today’s society, regardless of what you think of it yourself. Sustainability can also be incorporated into your garden. Ask yourself ‘How sustainable is my garden? You can do lots of fun things with sustainability in your garden. The term ‘sustainable garden’ often raises questions. What exactly is a sustainable garden? Is it a garden with tiles that remain beautiful for years and do not sink? Is it a tightly constructed garden with lots of plants or is it a wild garden where nature has free rein? This question will be answered in this blog and it will be clear to you how to have a sustainable garden.
A well-designed garden can only flourish if the garden soil is in good condition. Healthy garden soil contains plenty of soil life. From microscopic organisms to larger soil animals such as worms, mice, moles, snails and so on. Of course, there are some animals you would rather not see in the garden, but they are often useful. The same applies to certain soil fungi that make plants grow better. Just like lawn weeds. It is useful, but in contrast to some other fungi, this does look nice.
Good garden soil is the basis for a healthy and sustainable garden. Let’s start at the beginning; make sure the soil is well fertilised. What you do with this next is entirely up to you. Plant grass seed to get a nice lawn or make a vegetable garden, it is all possible and that’s good to know.
Apart from the most important thing, the ground, you can also use many accessories to make your garden more sustainable and fun. Think about the ratio of paving to planting. In any case, make sure that a number of areas are planted so that rainwater can drain away.
Provide means to collect rainwater, for example by connecting a rain barrel to the gutter. You can use the collected water to water the plants. You can also consider including a pond or water feature in your garden design so that birds and butterflies can drink water or take a bath. Make your garden extra attractive to nature with bird houses and insect shelters. Then make sure your garden is accessible to animals by installing passageways in fences and screens. Also think about your own needs and plant edible greenery in your garden. For example, a fruit tree, garden herbs and vegetables.