Little or large, a garden benefits the environment in many ways. Not only plant lovely to look at, they also play a very important part in keeping the natural world healthy. Here are five ways your garden is making a difference:
- Plants reduce pollution by reducing the amount of carbon dioxide in the air and giving off oxygen
just what we need to survive! This is called photosynthesis.
- If your garden has edible plants that you can eat, it means that you don’t have to shop at the
supermarket as much! Sometimes food at the supermarket has traveled very far to get there,
using up a lot of energy. Eating food that has been grown in your garden helps cut down on this.
- Plants help remove chemicals and bacteria from water in the ground.
- For wildlife, plants can be both their food source and home! Lots of plants give animals, insects,
and reptiles more places to hide from predators.
- Trees and plants absorb sound and help with noise pollutions. For people who live near a
motorway or railway, planting trees can prevent some of the noise from roads and trains
Recommended Planters : Planters by Size
Choose planters according to size required for your plants for various purposes and locations.
Buy ready to use nutrient rich soil:
In general use a soil-based compost placed over a generous layer of drainage material such as earthenware crocks, pebbles or gravel. Water and feed regularly, especially while plants are bearing flowers and fruit, when a high-potash fertilizer is recommended.