4. Feed your plants naturally with earth friendly products like: Compost
where you can. Take mosquitoes for example, one of the best ways to reduce their populations is to simply remove standing water from your property.
- It’s free if you do it yourself! Use a bin or build a composter and turn food scraps (not meat) and fall leaves into black gold for the garden. – From worm tea to seaweed, add a natural fertilizer. Bone and blood meal are also great natural additions for plants. – If you have chickens or farm animals let the manure mellow for at least six months or add it to your compost for some super fertilizer. – A mix of the tea and compost ideas, steep worm castings in water to make a liquid foliar feed
Make tea Manure Vermicompost
or add the castings directly into the garden
Install solar powered garden lights and skip the wiring and electrical bills. Try a solar-powered grid to power water features or to replace electricity needs in other areas of the garden.
Water according to the sun; early morning or evening watering is best to decrease evaporation losses. Soaker hoses are better than sprayers or sprinklers for conserving water as the water is delivered directly to the root of the plants.
Plant edible flowers, pretty annuals and perennials with herbs and vegetables. A traditional gardening technique that is both pretty and functional as you can use companion planting techniques to get the most out of your plants. Besides, who wouldn’t want a beautiful vegetable garden?
5. Use the power of the sun. 6. Water wisely. 7. Create a potager.