Tips for Creating an Eco-Friendly Garden

Landscaping your garden is an excellent opportunity to take a creative approach to your outdoor space. If you also want to remain eco-friendly, you can do so without impacting your design vision. Here are a few ways to achieve your aims. 

Plant Trees

Trees make an important contribution to the world's oxygen levels. They draw in carbon dioxide and produce oxygen, which means they add to your local area's air quality. They also attract various forms of wildlife, allowing you to enhance your nearby ecosystem. While birds transport seeds to promote extra growth, creatures such as bees are excellent pollinators. From a practical perspective, trees are a beautiful source of natural shade and privacy. Providing they don't act as an obstruction to nearby facilities, you can choose large trees that allow you to turn your garden into a peaceful haven. 

Add Native Plants

A skilled landscaper can help you source plants from around the world and make them thrive in your garden. Although that's still an option, focusing on native species is an eco-friendly way to achieve a beautiful result. Native plants are more resistant to pests than non-native ones. Their natural defence against pests means you're less likely to experience harmful creatures that'll prevent other plants from thriving. Additionally, they're more attractive to wildlife species that occupy your area. When you have more birds and insects entering your garden, you'll boost your immediate ecosystem with little effort.


If you're especially enthusiastic about creating an eco-friendly garden, consider rewilding a part of it. Rewilding is an aspect of landscaping that doesn't achieve instant results. However, when you allow a section of your garden to become overgrown, you're allowing nature to take its course. When that happens, you should attract a plethora of small wild creatures, as they'll naturally feel at home in the area you've allowed to become wild.

Utilise Nature

Successful landscaping efforts usually require a degree of maintenance. For many people, this means pruning, cutting, fertilising and watering. Try to turn to natural resources wherever you can. For example, use water butts to gather water rather than automatically using your taps. You can also create a compost area so you can repurpose scraps of food for fertilising the plants you're trying to grow. Try leaving more time between grass-cutting sessions too. In doing so, you'll allow more pollen to generate and make it easier for plants to grow naturally. When you prune, do so with the aim of promoting growth rather than making everything look as neat as possible.

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About Me

Imagine Your New Landscaping: Ideas, Inspiration and Imagination

For years I have been doing my own landscaping and advising my friends on theirs. In our circle, I have become known as the go-to-person for anyone who wants to creatively re-imagine their yard or even simply clean up their garden so they can sell their home. I love landscaping and truly believe you can create almost anything you like for your space. Whether you want it to feel relaxing, new age, tropical, lush, exciting or almost any other adjective, you can create that with the right tools and ideas. If you are looking for inspiration, take a look around my blog. If you find the ideas and inspiration you need, please share my posts.