There are dozens of things you can do to help the environment, even in your own backyard. You don’t have to be a mad scientist, but it helps if you like to be outdoors. As you spend more time outdoors in your garden, harvesting your own fruits and vegetables, you’ll begin to feel a closer connection to nature. This closeness to nature can cause a profound impact 0n your life and the lives of others.

Here are 4 easy things you can do go green in the garden:

1. PLANT A TREE

Go to the local nursery and purchase a tree, or plant, or a shrub, or ground cover! Something alive that you can nurture in your yard. My personal favorite are fruited plants that can be harvested. I enjoy growing vegetables in my garden. Citrus trees create an abundance of fruit, so consider fruited trees or vegetable plants. Otherwise, just dig a whole and plant a plant.

2. START COMPOSTING
Rather than disposing of food scraps in the trash or the water-wasting garbage disposal, turn it into nutrient-rich compost for your garden. Many fruits and vegetables take all season long to grow and ripen. When you think about the time and effort that went into growing the food we eat, its hard to just throw scraps and leftovers away. Instead of throwing them out, collect them together and turn it into compost or mulch that you can apply it to your garden as natural fertilizer.

It’s important to keep a balance of nitrogen rich and carbon rich materials in your compost bin to make for healthy compost that will feed your plants and provide nutrients to grow healthy and strong. This is one of my favorites because you reduce the amount of disposable waste that goes to the landfill and at the same time you’re saving money on gardening supplies by using what you already have. Brilliant! This compost will help you:

3. GROW YOUR OWN FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
Depending on the available space and climate in your area, growing fruit and vegetables on your property has been made fairly easy with modern technology. Purchase plants that are native or grow well in your part of the world if you plan to grow plants outdoors. If you plan to grow indoors, or don’t have any outdoor space, you can easily grow vegetables in your kitchen with this cool kit


4. USE ALL NATURAL FERTILIZERS, BUG AND WEED SPRAY

If you’re going to use fertilizers, bug spray, or weed spray then using something natural will ensure that the ground soil remains healthy for both the earth and ourselves. Many of the chemical fertilizers and bug sprays are extremely poisonous.

If you have animals like dogs or cats that like to eat grass, then using chemical weed spray could easily get your pet ill. Of course we want what’s best for ourselves and our loved ones, and that includes our health and environment. So be sure to use all natural fertilizers, bug and weed spray so that it’s safe for your family and the environment.

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