The frost is settled, which makes now the perfect time to give your garden some love. That said when you are gearing up to revitalize your home’s greenery, be cautious of how you are treating your landscape.
Everyone wants a beautiful garden, but it’s essential to keep your gardening and clean up practices environmentally friendly. This will help both your garden and the environment to flourish.
If you are looking to get ready for that big spring clean up by elevating your garden, these are the main environmental practices you should be aware of:
Yard Waste Removal
You’d be surprised how much yard waste gets generated by cleaning up your garden – and all that debris and other material that accumulates in your garden over time needs to be disposed of properly.
Getting your yard waste removed by your city can be time-consuming and labour intensive due to rules and regulations surrounding accepted items and weight restrictions — you’re much better off leaving yard waste removal to a professional full-service junk removal company. This will save you the time and headache of doing it yourself.
Refrain From Curbside Pickup
Think about it — you put organic waste into a green bin (hopefully) for it to create compost. In that case, why would you just put your yard waste in a garbage back and stick it on the curb for pickup with regular garbage?
This isn’t very environmentally responsible especially considering that you — or someone else — could use this organic waste for gardening.
Don’t Buy Compost When You Can Make Your Own
On that note, why not just make your own compost! This will save you money and is less wasteful, because why buy compost when you already have it sitting at home?
All you have to do is start a compost pile with kitchen scraps and other biodegradable materials that will make the perfect addition to your garden’s base. Organic compost is incredibly environmentally friendly and actually helps you streamline the gardening process.
Things you can put in your compost include:
- Lawn clippings
- Egg boxes
- Wood ashes
- Hedge trimmings
- Shredded newspaper & cardboard
- Vacuum cleaner contents
- Vegetable peelings
Be Aware of Water Use
Water conservation is no joke. Although you need water to hydrate your plants and help them flourish, there are water-saving techniques you can adapt. For example, you can use water-/saving containers, re-use household water, or invest in an adjustable sprinkler to avoid water runoff.
Use a Bagster or Bin
It’s a good idea to take the time to plan ahead and invest in resources that will make your yard clean-up easier. For example, you can rent a bin and even have it picked up after it’s full! A bin rental is ideal for bigger yard-related projects as bins can range in sizes from 10 to 20 yards.
If you are handling a smaller gardening job, however, you can opt for Bagster. Before you get your Bagster, just remember that it can only hold 3 cubic yards of waste. That said, there are junk removal companies that offer Bagster removal services — and some may even empty your waste into their truck and let you keep the bag for future use!
Now is the time to start planning your approach to cleaning up your garden. Equip yourself with the right resources and habits necessary for environmentally friendly practices and a stunning landscape.