We at the Dwij love to welcome you to another environmentally friendly blog post, and today we’ll be talking about green gardening. First, tell us about your dream of a perfect green garden. Have you ever thought of cultivating a garden that is not only full of life but also contributes to the environment? Do you also want to walk and feel the scent of life when you wake up in the morning? If yes, then you’re in the right place!
In this blog, we’ll be letting you know about everything that is necessary for you to cultivate your perfect green garden. So, what are you waiting for? Without wasting another second (because we’re a sustainable brand that’ll always be against waste), scroll and build your beautiful garden.
Why should you avoid colors and go green?
Well, we understand everyone wants a beautiful, full of colors, and a scented garden in their home. But don’t you think that it’s equally important to contribute to the environment, especially when you’re aware of how devastatingly our environment is being harmed? Going green won’t solely improve your way of life but will be appreciated by generations ahead, and here’s why you should go green:
Preserving Habitat: Adopting green gardening in your life would not only benefit you but will also provide a home to many species like birds and insects. And who doesn’t want to wake up to the beautiful sound of birds humming and chirping? You’ll not only improve your lifestyle immensely, but you will also provide a home to many wordless creatures.
Lesser Pollution: Unlike conventional gardens, which require synthetic chemicals and materials that are insanely harmful to the soil and your own waterways, green gardens are healthy and less pollutant. A green garden also contributes to reducing pollution and saving the environment.
Helps to save resources: Sustainable gardening conserves resources like water, energy, and even your precious time. By making mindful choices, you can save both money and the planet.
Apart from all the above benefits, it has been proven in many studies that spending time in greenery and opting for a green garden in your household is one of the healthiest ways of living. It helps to reduce stress, improves mood, and immensely boosts immunity and physical well-being.
How to start from scratch and adopt greenery in your life
Now that you’ve understood the ‘why’ of green gardening, it’s time for you to know ‘how’ you can adopt and implement the practices to build a green garden and lead a healthier lifestyle.
Without a doubt, the idea of going green is immensely fascinating; don’t you think that? And to build a green garden, there’s nothing you need more than natural fertilizers, plants, and a vision of going green.
Building a green garden isn’t as complicated as it seems to be. Below are the best sustainable steps that you can take to build the garden of your dreams.
Prefer Native Plants: To be very direct, native plants are the heroes of green gardening. They’re perfect because they’ll adapt to your surroundings and climate. These plants also require less water and very low maintenance. Also, they provide food and shelter to local species like insects and birds. A plant that is common to all Indian houses is Tulasi which also have practical and spiritual uses.
Say NO to chemicals: Another and most crucial step is to say a complete NO to chemicals and synthetic fertilizers and go for all-natural materials or explore natural pest control methods. Ladybugs, for example, are excellent aphid-eaters, while neem oil can deter many common garden pests.
Composting: Remember, composting is the most effective habit that you can do while practicing green gardening. It turns kitchen scraps and yard waste into nutrient-rich soil amendments. By recycling organic matter, you'll reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills and improve your garden's soil health.
Adapt Perennials: Perennial plants come back year after year, reducing the need for replanting. They are low-maintenance and often require less water compared to annuals. Plus, they provide a reliable source of nectar for pollinators.
Plan your green garden right now
Now that you’ve completely understood the ‘Why’ and ‘How’ of green gardening, don’t you think it’s time for you to build one? Above mentioned are some of the most important things that you've got to keep in mind while creating a green garden. Now, let’s figure out how you can maintain it.
The first step is to keep regular checks on the pests. Keep an eye out for any signs of pest infestations or diseases. Early detection allows you to address issues without resorting to chemical treatments.
The next step is to check the water. Remember, excess water can ruin your hard work and also lead to the waste of several resources. There’s no need to drain and waste water just because you need more greenery; it will lead to severe losses.
Now, it’s very important for you to remove weed, and make sure you do it with your hands. Avoid using chemical-based and synthetic weed killers because they’re extremely harmful to the environment.
Above mentioned are some of the key factors that will help you sustain your green garden. Remember, green gardening is a journey, not a destination. As you tend to your garden, you'll discover new ways to make it even more sustainable and inviting. We at Dwij hope this blog helps you build a healthy lifestyle and make your green garden dream come true. If you’re a sustainable fashion enthusiast and want to read more about it, you can visit Dwij Blogs for more informative and interesting blog topics.