As you plan for the future of your garden in Spring, no doubt sustainability will be a big factor on your mind. In the modern world achieving a sustainable and low maintenance garden space is a big goal for many garden owners. Which is why it is important to set yourself up for this goal from the outset of your gardening effort.
Here are some practical tips from the team here at Desser & Co for starting and maintaining your own sustainable garden space:
It is easy to start out wanting to grow a sustainable garden, but there is a very real possibility that along the way you may consider it. Especially if pests become prevalent or your flowers/vegetables are not growing as much as you would like. Chemicals as a whole can create massive damage and are harmful to your garden (and you).
This means also avoiding killing weeds and other pests in your garden with toxic pesticides. No matter how annoying they may be.
Reusing resources is the hallmark of a sustainable garden space. Pots and other gardening supplies are created using a lot of energy, so using them and reusing them for as long as possible is a great to get the most out of this initial investment. Or avoid them altogether from the outset of your gardening efforts by researching the supplies that you buy!
You can also make the effort to renew indoor items for the outdoor space. After all, a lampshade for a flower pot is both aesthetically pleasing and great for the environment.
The hose you use to water your garden has a big impact on the environment. Whereas, not using it can have a terrible impact on your garden. The perfect compromise is to harvest your own water.
Methods for this include putting out buckets or large tubs during rainfall or investing in an all-out rainwater tank. Or using mulch instead of soil, as it is much more permeable.
A zero-waste garden is an ultimate step towards sustainability. No rubbish bins, no landfills and no dump will ever see an iota of scrap from your garden. Everything that decomposes is recycled back into the soil, in a true circle of life.
Accept the challenge by simply removing the bin from your garden. See how it goes! You may have to remove a twig or two every now and again, but try and keep it as low as possible.
Here at Desser & Co, we ensure that all of our wicker and rattan furniture is sustainably sourced. Our wicker conservatory furniture promotes Fair Trade ethics, whilst also abiding by a low carbon emission business plan.
All of our rattan is also sustainably sourced from the world’s largest rattan supplier, Indonesia. We work closely with suppliers to ensure that sustainability is a priority in the local communities, giving the communities a constant source of income and a sustained economy.
Meaning all of our customers are able to have environmentally friendly furnishings.
Overall, sustainability in gardening can be your own way to give back to the environment and protect it for future generations. All it requires is a little work and the drive to be a more environmentally friendly gardener.