With more time spent at home, people are turning their outdoor areas into mini sanctuaries. There are several ways to make your garden more sustainable, from what we plant to how we produce energy. To help you make yours eco-friendly, we put together a list of the top five outdoor design trends that are good for the environment.
An edible garden is an excellent opportunity for you to grow your organic fruits and vegetables. Organic food items from a grocery store can be costly and use many resources to get from the farm to the shop. You can start small by planting various herbs in a pot or dedicate a whole section of your garden to growing seasonal produce.
Drought tolerant plants
In a country that frequently suffers from dry seasons, planting drought-tolerant plants is a great way to build an eco-friendly garden. Fortunately, there is a large variety of water-saving plants, like shrubs, ground covers, flowers and trees, available to choose.
One of the best ways to create an eco-landscape is by planting native plants in your garden that mimic your natural surrounds. By building a garden that embraces the local environment, the backyard is guaranteed to deliver long-term sustainable benefits. Plus, these plants have adapted to the local weather conditions and usually thrive without much attention or water.
To make your garden more eco-friendly, consider making nutrient-rich soil using homemade compost. You can do this by mixing food scraps from your compost bin and organic garden soil. This mixture makes for healthier soil which is great for your plants, especially when growing fruits and veggies. Plus, it’s a great use of your food scraps.
Rainwater harvesting is becoming increasingly popular in households around Australia. This process is simple and involves capturing and storing rainwater for later use. Water is usually collected from the roof and stored in a rainwater tank. This water can be used outside in the pool, wash cars, water the garden, or in the house for toilets and laundry.
An outdoor kitchen or dining area
More and more Australians are choosing to spend more time outside. So it’s no surprise that they choose to enjoy cooking, dining and entertaining in their garden. To make the design of your outdoor area more sustainable, consider enclosing your patio area with outdoor blinds to protect your furniture and suit the weather conditions.
Choose Energy-efficient lighting
With more time spent outside, the energy needed to light up your outdoor space at night can be costly. Instead of your standard lighting set-up, consider eco-friendly lighting solutions that use solar power or LED. For example, you can light up your garden by stringing fairy lights in the trees or lining your walkways with solar-powered lamps.
To ensure your outdoor space is the ultimate space for helping the environment and hosting, All About Shade can help. With a wide range of outdoor blinds for all purposes, we can help you create a beautiful and comfortable outdoor space that inspires conversation and hosts many memories.
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