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Those of us who are looking forward to the longer, warmer days with increased anticipation are just as excited to get out and get to work on our gardens! Even though there may still be a little snow on the ground, and sub-freezing temperatures to greet you each morning, now is the perfect time to start planning your spring gardening regime and making a resolution to have the best garden possible this year by making your garden more Eco-friendly!

 

Conscious of your water usage!

This year, save some water for the whales and resolve to be more conscious and effective in your water usage. While watering, invest in some quality hoses and sprayers that will be able to spread the water through the plants, shrubs, and flowers evenly. If you use an automatic timer for your sprinklers, be vigilant in turning them off after a good rain shower, or before! Having your garden watered too much can cause damage and stunt the growth of the plants as well as dilute the soil and render the fertilizers you so carefully mixed into the earth, ineffective.

 

Easy on the weed and pest sprays!

When handling your pest control issues, take it easy on the sprays, especially throughout your more sensitive flowers. While the pests may harm your garden more than the sprays themselves, you can still opt for Eco-friendly pest sprays that will keep your garden organic, just like you like! If you have extensive pest and rodent issues, you may want to call in the professionals to handle the problem for you. However, if you do call a professional service, choose one that offers ecological and green alternatives to the usual harsh chemicals that they normally pulverize your home and garden with.

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Feeding your plants what they really want!

Instead of harsh chemicals that promise extraordinary growth, turn to more natural and organic solutions. I promise you’ll see just as impressive results in plant, shrub, and flower growth without all the chemicals. You can keep your soil moist during even the driest of summers with a rich compost that will retain moisture and allow you to use less water. This compost or mulch will make sure the soil soaks up every ounce of water instead of letting it slide through like some types of soil, and it will slow down the evaporation of water from the surface. Do your research on which type of organic materials are the best to use in the compost for your types of flowers and plants, and you may find that you can make your own compost right at home!

Resolving to be more ecological this spring and summer while you’re wrapped up in your gardening can lead to much better results and incredible benefits to the overall health of your plants and garden in general. Use these tips and find more for your unique garden and plants to ensure your garden is healthy, happy, and ecological!

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