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Pocket friendly eco-garden

A beautiful garden is very important for a natural environment in your house. Gardening is something which can be done anywhere, in the front yard or backyard of your house or it can also be done in a flat that has a balcony. It gives the house a fresh look. Usually maintaining a garden takes a lot of time and even costs are high. Cee Bee Design Studio has come up with a few ideas by which you can make your garden eco-friendly and that too within your budget.

The first thing that you need to do is shrink your lawn and grow organic things like fruits, vegetables, herbs. This will also lead to a fresh stock of food items for your kitchen. This is also cost-effective as you don’t have to go and buy these things from the market. The most important part of having an eco-friendly garden is growing the crops according to season. Crops like tomatoes are hot weather crops but leafy vegetables die out in summer.

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When it comes to planting the plants or vegetables, one can use wooden boxes that are square in shape and occupy less space and giving it a unique look at the same time. This kind of gardening is perfect for flats or small roof gardens.

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Mulching your garden to conserve moisture, prevent weeds and soil erosion is a good ecofriendly method. It is very useful for those areas where there is scarcity of water. Mulch materials that are sustainable include decaying leaves, bark or compost. Add these around the plants and garden beds.

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An eco-friendly garden is that whichdoesn’t consume much water. You can collect water by installing a rain barrel at the base of your downspouts. You can also reuse old water like water collected from baths and showers. Make sure the water doesn’t contain any kind of bleach.

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Plant native Indian plants that are easy to maintain, grows faster with less water. These plants are indigenous to the region where you live and are food and shelter to bird and insect species.

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The most important way of making an eco-friendly garden is by creating your own compost heap. Recycling the general garden wastes like dried leaves, raw fruit and vegetable peel, and grass clippings will help reduce landfill waste and have a constant supply of fresh compost that one can use in your garden.

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