Being environmentally conscious has become increasingly important in today’s modern world. By planting an eco-friendly garden, you’re helping to reduce the spread of harmful chemicals and toxic waste. Gardens are natural ecosystems that, with the right tenderness and care, can grow lush and vibrant on their own without the help of synthetic products. In fact, some of those synthetic products can disrupt your garden’s natural ecosystem and cause negative health effects for you and your household in the long run. Here are some eco-friendly garden tips to help you garden grow the natural way.

Introduce Friendly Bugs and Insects

Bugs may seem gross at times, but they actually have a very important place within your garden’s ecosystem. Ladybugs and lacewings, for instance, eat aphids and other pests that destroy plants and flowers. Protect your garden from hungry critters by planting bright flowers such as sunflowers, which will attract ladybugs and give them a place to plant their eggs.

Implement Companion Planting

Another all-natural way to ward off pests and encourage growth is through companion planting. Companion planting is a gardening strategy in which specific plants and flowers are grown close together based on their relative organic strengths and weaknesses. For example, Marigolds deter pests in the soil from attacking nearby plants. Taller plants can be used to provide nearby smaller plants with adequate shade. Companion planting allows you to play off of the different strengths of your garden to encourage natural growth.

Taking an eco-friendly approach to gardening will help your garden grow vibrant, strong and healthy. Leave the harsh chemicals behind with these all-natural gardening tips and tricks. If you’re a first-time gardener or need help with a garden redesign, consult the specialists at Canada’s Gardenland for expert advice and assistance. We can help you at every stage of garden development, from design to ground preparation and planting. We also offer sodding services to help with fertilization. For more information about our planting and other gardening services, contact us today at Canada’s Gardenland.