When it comes to getting your garden ready for spring, it is perfect to think about going green. Spring is a great time to help the environment and to also have a great garden to enjoy. Especially if you have children, the use of organic products to help your garden to thrive is an excellent idea. You also want to be able to use products that are pet-friendly.
Aerating your lawn
One of the best ways to have a great garden is to aerate your lawn. Aerating your lawn helps to loosen the soil. By loosening the soil you allow air, water and nutrients to get to the roots. Strong roots make strong grass.
When the soil becomes loosened it is a friendly environment for earthworms to grow. Earthworms are very good for both grass and for the soil. They eat the grass that gets cut and bring it deep into the soil. They eat it and then of course as with any life form that eats they leave behind organic material that helps to nourish the soil.
Starting a compost heap
Starting a compost heap is a very green thing to so in your garden. Not only does it give you a place to dispose of your fruit and vegetable peelings and other organic waste but also the grass and bush clippings. You will then have a great organic mulch and fertiliser to help to grow your plants and your lawn.
If you have a fence around your garden, it may be time to re-paint. When you are going green you will want to choose a paint that is environmentally friendly. By using sustainable wood for your fencing, decking and garden furniture you are helping to keep things green.
A haven for birds
One of the most amazing things you can do in the spring is to make your garden a friendly haven for birds. There are many bushes that are especially attractive to birds. Birds such as hummingbirds need to have flowers to attract them and then they need a perch. They love colourful flowers. If you plant the bushes that they want and need, they will come.
Having a green garden requires a few simple steps but the rewards will last for years. You will also have a place that your family and pets can enjoy safely and that is a welcome place for birds. Spring is the time of year when you do all the preparation that will give you a year of beauty and functionality.
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