More people than ever are embracing green living. If you’re looking to live a greener, cleaner life, you should plan a sustainable garden.
With this garden, you can build an edible landscape and literally enjoy the fruits (and vegetables!) of your labour.
Why sustainable gardening?
Building a sustainable garden where you can grow fruits and vegetables has so many benefits.
By growing your own food, you know it is safe and healthy for your family to eat.
In the long run, a sustainable garden may even save you money. Eventually, you will find that you recycle your produce into self-made compost and avoid spending hundreds of dollars a week on groceries.
Building your sustainable garden
Coming up with a plan to build a sustainable garden requires consideration of space, resources and specific plants.
Choose a space that has quality soil with good sun exposure and access to plenty of water. Select crops that suit the season and climate.
If you don’t choose the right plants, they will not be healthy and will attract pests. Growing native, climate-appropriate plants will also make your garden easier to maintain.
Keep an eye out for pests
After planting your sustainable garden, one of your biggest concerns will be dealing with pests.
Choosing to incorporate plants like chili into your garden can be a natural deterrent to pests without using pesticides. Chilies also have the benefit of being edible and delicious.
You should keep your garden some distance away from your property – some pests, like termites, move from the soil of your garden to your home.
Hiring a qualified pest inspector to assess your property annually is a great way to catch a pest infestation early.
Sustainable gardening as part of a thriving property
A sustainable garden is a great way to make a new house into a home that you love.
In addition to a sustainable garden, you should consider other ways you can make your home safer and more comfortable.
When planning to buy a home, getting a quality pre-purchase building and pest inspection is essential.
With the peace of mind that your home is safe and pest-free, you can be certain that your sustainable garden is growing in the best environment.