Sustainability is probably the most important concept in ecology and biology today. However, does not mean anything if sustainability is not spread to other scientific disciplines so that in every field of human work we take care of the environment and how to make our interventions in it harmless for nature. The first steps for contributing to the global preservation of the environment can be taken in your garden. By acting at the local level, everybody has the opportunity to become a part of the larger ecological story. And through keeping your garden in order in accordance with some ecological guidelines you will manage to nurture your garden in a more functional way and give it a more esthetic touch.
Water from the Sky
In urban areas most households are attached to the public water supply system, which implies that we should be careful with this drinking water. However, many people seem to have no sense of the importance of saving water today. You can only imagine how much water is wasted in developed countries only for watering gardens and turfs. But there is a great alternative to such a waste of this precious resource – the rainwater, which can be used for the garden irrigation process instead of the drinking water from the tap.
Compost Instead of Chemicals
The soil needs constant nurture. Unfortunately, too many people are using chemical fertilizers today, while at the same time throwing away tons of unused vegetables. Instead of dumping vegetables that you have not eaten, you can enclose a small area of your garden and put all the old vegetables from the fridge and other materials, such as cut grass or fallen-off twigs onto this pile. When the compost is ready, you spread it throughout the garden and add some earthworms to speed up the process of getting natural fertilizer from organic waste.
Return Vegetables into the Garden
Most of gardens and backyards today only have the esthetic role and they are usually inhabited with decorative plants. Although such an approach really has its advantages, you could try to replace it at least for one year with real vegetables. Growing your own food is something most of the households in developed countries have forgotten. We all manically buy only the food that is packed and sold in supermarkets. However, turning your garden into a real vegetable-yielding garden could be more interesting and financially beneficial than you would expect. Before doing that, it is important to clear everything from the garden. When cutting down the trees, always call professional tree services provider. Even if you might be skillful at cutting them down, there are usually roots and the whole underlying structure at the foot of every tree. Once the garden is cleared, you can start growing your real food garden.
Becoming and staying sustainable and self-sufficient will be even more important in the future, since there are serious predictions that there will be lack of food in the future. If you learn how to create and manage a sustainable garden on time, you will not have problems with food in the future and it will help the preservation of the environment.