What Makes a Garden Organic? – An organic garden is one in which you do not use synthetic products on the plants or soil. Synthetic products include things such as pesticides and fertilizers. Essentially, an organic garden is designed to replenish the resources it uses.
For example, when the soil becomes depleted you would “feed” the soil with composted plants. You might also plant legumes in areas in which nitrogen is depleted from the soil because of other plants. In this way you are cooperating with nature instead of working against it as many current gardening methods do.
Eco-Friendly Designs – There are several garden designs that you can use to make your garden eco-friendly. Some of my favorite designs are:
- Balancing ponds
- Eco-friendly planting
- Rainwater Harvesting
- Sustainable materials
There are other eco-friendly garden designs that you can use, but I think these are some of the most important. Each plays a distinct role in making your garden more eco-friendly, and the design you choose can be based on your personal needs, desires, and overall gardening goals. A further explanation of these aforementioned eco-friendly designs may prove helpful.
Other Ways to Protect the Wildlife in Your Garden:
- Teach your kids to respect nature and all forms of garden wildlife
- Use only organic pesticides
- Keep the family pet away from the garden’s wildlife
About the Author – Emma Spivey writes for Solar Outdoor Fountains, her personal hobby blog focused on tips to design a garden using eco-friendly ways to protect wild birds.