Gardening Guide

Design climate-appropriate landscaping for your garden to become more sustainable

When designing your garden, ensure to select plants and trees that are suitable for the climate you reside in. Drier climates need larger quantities of water and more rigorous upkeep. You can drastically decrease the quantity of water necessary by designing an environmentally-friendly landscape.

Create A Natural Irrigation Systems

You can achieve this by discreetly altering the landscaping and create a natural irrigation system to dissipate and take up water into the soil rather than permitting it to flow away therefore an impressive garden water saving practice by being mindful of water… and utilising rainwater for our irrigation requirements.

Design Structures

With the use of reclaimed wooden design eaves structures to manage the sunlight, combined with plants like a grapevines, you will generate a natural means of climate control that works to block out the sun’s rays in summer and permit light and heat in winter. This helps decrease the need for artificial cooling and heating systems and energy consumption.

Create Habitat Areas

Create areas in your garden where wildlife can thrive by including native plants that provide food sources for birds, butterflies, bees, etc., as well as shelter in the form of logs or rocks for small mammals like mice or lizards to hide from predators.

Rain Water Collection points.

Rain Barrels or Cisterns – Large containers can be placed in a yard or roof area to collect rainwater. The collected water can then be used for irrigation, cleaning and other household uses.

Green Roofs – A green roof is an engineered system of plants and soils installed on top a building’s roof. This system captures, stores and slowly releases rainfall back into the atmosphere via transpiration, helping to reduce flooding and stormwater runoff.

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