- Water without wasting water
- Mowing your lawn in an ecological way
- Weeding in a more ecological way
- Use treatments and fertilizers wisely
To create an eco-responsible garden is to realize that we can no longer waste the resources of our planet. Because if there was a time when Man thought to dominate the nature, today the time is to the responsibility even in the development of its garden of approval.
An eco-friendly amenity garden
Water without wasting water
Water is a precious resource and a few simple actions allow you to water your garden while remaining eco-responsible:
- Choose the plants according to your land and your climate. To save water, it is essential that you choose plants (trees, shrubs, flowers and grass) that are adapted to the quality of your soil and the region where you live.
- The right frequency of watering so as not to waste water. Before watering watch the weather: No need to water if the rain is announced. The water must always penetrate deeply to reach the roots, so water slowly, avoiding runoff. Drip systems are much more economical than powerful jets.
- Do not water in the middle of the day. Up to 75% of the water will evaporate: An unacceptable waste...
- Should you really water your lawn? A lawn that lacks water will go dormant and turn green after the first rain. So is it really relevant to water? Do not mow your lawn too low to retain moisture better.
Mowing your lawn in an ecological way
To keep a beautiful lawn, it is essential to mow it regularly. But mowing generates a lot of waste. Be attentive and make the mowing an eco-responsible act!
- Reuse shredding waste. Integrate them with composting. Use them as mulching in the beds or at the foot of trees and shrubs to keep moisture and limit watering. By decomposing, they will provide more a natural fertilizer.
- Mow differently to respect biodiversity. Practice mowing differentially by defining different areas: A short and regular mowing around the terrace and in a remote corner let the grass grow so that the wild flowers have time to flourish and attract the useful insects to the garden.
- Replace a portion of the lawn with a flowery fallow. It requires very little maintenance and ensures bio diversity.
Weeding in a more ecological way
To hunt unwanted weeds, there are several solutions available to you:
- Manual weeding: It's the most ecological. As soon as you spot an intruder, tear up! Do not let the weeds thrive, bloom and send their seed to the wind. Pulling will be easier if the soil is wet.
- Natural weed killers: Attention, it is not because they are natural that must be abused. In addition, use them only locally on weeds. You can use white vinegar, cooking water from potatoes, rice or pasta, nettle manure.
- Chemical weed killers: If the weeds are localized, a few drops of weed killer on the leaves will eliminate them.
Use treatments and fertilizers wisely
To treat plants against diseases or pests, preferably use products that do not contain synthetic chemicals.
- The Bordeaux mixture. It is a mixture of lime and copper sulphate. It is a classic and effective antifungal.
- The purines nettle and / or comfrey. They have antifungal but also stimulating action on plant growth.
- The manure of fern. It is a powerful insecticide against aphids, slugs and wireworms.
Do not forget to provide natural amenities to accommodate wildlife useful to the garden (ladybugs, lacewings or earwigs, hedgehogs, etc.)
Like us, plants need food. And just as for us, if you want to keep them in top shape do not feed them anyhow! For an eco-responsible management of your garden learn to know the fertilizers for the garden and to use them according to their characteristics.