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When you think about the outdoors, you might automatically think everything is environmentally friendly. However, this may not always be the case. Below are some tips to ensure that your outdoor space is beautiful and eco-friendly.

Avoid using chemical pesticides and unnatural fertilizers.

Pesticides can be harmful to your plants, pets and children. There are a few eco-friendly alternatives to chemical pesticides and unnatural fertilizers. Natural compost is one of the best-known fertilizers out there. It’s also important to note that your garden does not need to be completely pest-free. Insects can be integral to your garden’s ecosystem, because they decompose waste and pollinate flowers.

Plant in the proper growing conditions.

Just like people, plants can be very particular about their homes. Plants need to be planted in the right climate, soil and appropriate lighting to thrive successfully. Gardens that are planted in the right conditions can blossom without the aid of unnatural agents.

Consult your local nursery or garden experts about the types of plants and flowers that work best for your climate and region. Exotic plants that are not native to your region can also wreck havoc and require harmful resources to survive. They can also be invasive to the native plants in your garden.

Conserve water for your lawn and garden.

Not only does excess watering waste precious water resources, it also contributes to pollution runoff in rivers and lakes. By planting a garden with locally native plants as suggested above, these plants should not need excess watering unless you are experiencing an unnatural drought. If you do need to water your plants, water them in the morning so that they can conserve water and use it throughout the day.

By following our advice, you will cultivate a lovely garden that is both visually and environmentally pleasing.