Due to the numerous restrictions on leisure activities we’re currently facing, many of us are looking for new hobbies in which we can invest our time. Fortunately for us all, there are a number of ways to stay active while also socially distancing on your own property.
The act of gardening is a great way to improve the vigor of your local eco-system, but this can only be done if you utilize proper techniques. Planting the wrong plants, or inefficiently using water, may seem like relatively small issues, but they can have huge effects down the road. About one-third of the United States’ water usage goes towards meeting our landscaping needs, which can place great strains on the availability of water in other places. By using rain barrels and only turning on sprinkler systems at certain times of day, you can save water and put it to better use.
By only growing plants which are native to your area, you can attract a number of birds and beneficial insects which will prevent destructive insects from harming your crops. This has the additional benefit of preventing the need for some pesticides.
Take a look at the accompanying infographic to learn more about what you can do to make your garden better for the environment.