Sustainable Garden Designs

Many gardeners concerned at the ecological damage we’re doing to our natural landscape have started to use only natural resources to maintain their gardens.

It’s all about using renewable energy. Gardeners are now avoiding using peat, which is made up of decomposed plant remains. Its qualities make it an ideal substance for plant growing. However, it takes a long time to form, and we’re using it faster than it can be replenished. Peatlands play an important part in the biodiversity of our environment.

That’s why gardeners are looking for alternatives. They’re not just changing the products they use to help plants grow; they’re also looking at the materials they use in the design and build of their gardens. Sustainable garden design materials such as biodegradable products, recycled plastics, ethically sourced paving and woods all help to preserve our planet.

Gardeners are also avoiding chemicals and pesticides, which can have a detrimental impact on wildlife. Instead, eco-friendly gardeners are making their outdoor space a haven for birds, bees and butterflies.

Ponds and bogs make an appealing feature in any garden, and they’re also great for attracting a variety of wildlife. A beautifully designed pond can become the centrepiece of an environmentally-friendly garden. And the careful use of water butts can be used to harness rain and manage watering efficiently and without waste.

The purpose of a sustainable garden is to give more than it takes.