Sprucing Up The Garden, Environmentalist Style

If you’re lucky enough to have your own garden that you can enjoy, then it’s always a good idea to do it up the best you can so that the long summer days you spend out in it are made just that little bit better. Much like interior design, there’s an exciting aspect of being let loose on a completely blank canvas that is your garden. A great idea that can help teach your children and help the environment is by turning your garden into an environmentalist’s heaven. Like the idea? Here’s some ideas on how spruce up your garden environmentalist style.

How to create a wildlife garden with your kids

Welcome wildlife

A great start to making your garden more environmentally friendly is to welcome wildlife into your garden. With many forest areas being ripped down to build new housing, many species of wildlife are losing their homes. You could get the children involved in a wildlife sanctuary project and build homes and shelters for wildlife around your garden. Another great idea is to hang bird feeders around the garden next to some home built birdhouses so that they have a place to feel safe and also food to eat. Adding a bird bath will also encourage them to visit your garden and feel safe while doing so too.

Create environmentally friendly lighting

After a long and hot day, it’s understandable that you want to remain outside because it’s still lovely and mild and you want to enjoy every second of being outside as you can. Of course, when it gets dark this can become a problem if you don’t have lights in your garden. Rather than hooking up an electric guzzling light, consider solar lighting for your garden. They are relatively inexpensive to buy and literally power themselves by using the sun’s energy that they absorb to power the light. You can buy so many different designs, so take a look and see if you can find some that will suit the theme of your garden and your personality!

Become self sufficient

There’s something really pleasing about being self sufficient. Being able to go into the garden and pick some fresh salad or vegetables rather than having to head to the shops is a great feeling. Not only that, you’re contributing to the environment because you know that the produce you’re eating hasn’t been sprayed with insecticides and other nasty chemicals. Better for the environment, and better for you! Plus, it’s a great way to educate your children on cultivation too!

Reuse, reuse & reuse again!

Finally, rather than buying new furniture for your garden, why not reuse an old chair from inside that you were going to throw out? You could upcycle it to match the look you’re going for in your garden and save having to buy a new one and ultimately, adding to the rubbish tip!

Consider these four ideas to create a haven in which you can also help the environment too!

This is a contributed post.

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