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Five Eco-Friendly Garden Decor Tips

Decorating your garden is always a part of home renovation that can take a lot of preparation. Ideas can be hard to come by, especially when you’re trying to be environmentally conscientious. However, we’ve compiled this list of additions to your garden that can add a lot in a lot of ways. In terms of house property, eco-friendliness and (ever importantly) stylistically. So let’s get on with the list.

If you’ve got your garden all decorated, the next best thing is to take a look at how exactly you’re growing your plant life.  We have lots of great guides on this, but these tips for starting an organic garden are the best place to begin.

Fountains

A good fountain is a great way to add a centre to your garden. It also does a great deal for the value of your place, too. It also happens to be a lot eco-friendlier than other water features, too.  Fountains circulate and re-use water that might otherwise go to waste in ponds. They’re also much easier to maintain. Water is always being pumped through, so it doesn’t have time to stagnate and form algae.

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Iron fencing

Iron fencing is a great way to add to the visual appeal of your garden. Those twisting, flowering designs can tie in very nicely to the green theme to the rest of the place. They’re also a great way of making sure you consider the environmental aspect of your garden design, too. Unlike wooden fences, wrought iron fencing is lasting and won’t degrade with time. Once you’ve installed one of these, you will never need to replace it again.

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Add a bee-house

Bees are one of the most important, if not the most important, parts of an ecosystem. No doubt we’re all aware of the massive drops in bee population through-out the world. This poses a massive risk for the future of the Earth’s plant life. We should all do our bit towards the conservation of these industrious little fellows. While birdhouses are always welcome, you should also consider a bee-house. This serves as a miniature hive, sheltering and cultivating the growth of your local bee population.

Flickr image by Wicker Paradise

Flickr image by Wicker Paradise

Use LED lighting

Outside lighting is an important part of making any garden look good. However, it also tends to be one of the most wasteful parts of any garden project. You can add the perfect lighting to your outside space without spilling ridiculous amounts of energy. LED lights are the new form of energy efficient lighting. They’re replacing standard bulbs in most homes and there’s no reason you shouldn’t be using them outside, too.

Be environmentally aware about your furniture

It always pays to keep an eye on the furniture you’re buying and where you’re buying it from. It can cost more to be more eco-conscious, but most of us think it’s well worth the money to do your bit in conserving the planet. Viva Terra is an online furniture store that does well to reduce the impact on the earth while producing their products. They even go as far as making their deliveries carbon neutral.

 

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