Sustainable Gardening Practices
Sustainable gardening practices are about:
- Working with all aspects
of nature when planning a garden. Consider the wind,
sun, site elevation, soil type and amount of shade before you
make plant choices.
- Integrating flower and
rainwater for flower gardens & conserving tap water.
- Using local
materials in garden construction.
- Creating a
habitat for wildlife (including insects).
- Placing mulch
around plant roots to conserve moisture and inhibit
vegetable crops from year to year.
- Making new
soil by composting.
- Weeding by
- Doing as
little digging as possible. Instead add layers of
compost & mulch.
- Using natural
soil amendments such as compost.
loosely packed soil with topsoil & compost.
- Cutting healthy but
spent vegetable plants into the soil at the end of the
season to decompose over the winter.