Vertical gardening is for everyone. Whether you live in a small apartment or you own an acre of land, simple vertical gardening is sure to add extra green to your space.
Not only do vertical gardens look good, but they also do good for the environment as well. They help reduce the carbon footprint of a building by filtering pollutants and carbon dioxide out of the air — improving its quality.
You may arrange wall planters in your kitchen for growing herbs, or you may also consider building a terra cotta planter wall on your fence. The possibilities are endless.
You might have heard about the sustainable garden before, but the movement is continually gaining traction — which is something to look forward in 2020.
There are various ways to implement sustainable gardening. Over the last few years, some green-fingered Brits have switched to natural methods of pest control, supporting local pollinators.
And did you know that creating your own compost heap is also one of the ways to achieve garden sustainably? Here’s why:
- It supplies your plants with the needed nutrients to survive
- It lessens your carbon footprint
- Composting improves the fertility of your soil
- It can be done on small and large properties
You could even consider getting a greenhouse, in order to help with the growth of your sustainable garden.
In the spirit of keeping your garden low-maintenance, opting for plants that have more to offer than looks has become more common. Here’s what to look for when shopping for plants.
- Scent – Nothing beats a beautiful garden with fragrant blooming flowers. Lavender, Sweet Pea, and Honeysuckle are a few of our favourites.
- Food – For easy access to delicious fruits, opt for blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and more.
- Mosquitto repellent – Are you having issues with mosquitos? Here are some of the mosquito-repellent plants you can opt for: Marigolds, Citronella grass, Catnip, Rosemary, Basil, Mint, and Sage.