Green Garden. That is what most people are trying to find. There is so much information regarding how to maintain, and what products to use on your property, but it is extremely difficult to find a good source of information that can explain with a few words what products are really needed for your plants, or what is environmentally friendly for your home and back yard. The products you use will make a huge difference, and organic materials will be definitely better than using petroleum based products.
These are some fun facts according to Tree Hugger.com
1500 lbs: the amount of garbage the average person throws out each year, according to Mark Harris, the author of Embracing the Earth (Noble Press, 1990). Expect to haul only 375 pounds of trash to the curb annually if you compost.
400 percent: the percentage of total vegetables consumed, that were produced in ‘victory gardens’ planted in homes, schools, and farms during World War II.
19lbs/person: the amount of tomatoes consumed per person in the US each year – not counting the tomatoes used to whip up sauce and ketchup. In fact, the United States is second only to Italy in its consumption of tomatoes per capita.
One third: of all garden plants sold in the United States are tomatoes, according to the Seed Savers Exchange.
40 million: acres of lawn exist in the United States, and are the single most irrigated crop, according to NASA. Don’t forget to weigh in the fact that it takes 238 gallons of fresh, usually drinking-quality water per person, per day, to keep our lawns pert and verdant.
Is your Garden being more sustainable?
Here is something it will you create an Eco-Friendly yard. Creating an Eco-friendly yard is beneficial in many ways. Not only does it help the environment, but it is also beautiful to look at and relax in. Here is everything you need to know.
Here are some great links or healthy gardens:
The Telegraph gives top tips for a healthy yard.
Tree Hugger offers you ways to make your garden more green.
Earth 911 have 5 Eco friendly gardening ideas that will have you seeing green.
GTF Tree Care it helps you create a friendly space while reducing your carbon footprint.