Why Gardening Is Good For The Environment
We are all attempting to do our part to be more environmentally conscious, but did you know your favourite hobby could help? That’s right, while you are outside enjoying what nature has to offer, you could be helping the environment as well.
This blog post will discuss how gardening can benefit the environment and what you can do to help further.
Improve Air Conditions
One of the most notable benefits of gardening for the environment is pollution reduction. Plants take in carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and then release oxygen through the process of photosynthesis. By planting different plants in your garden, you are doing your part to produce cleaner air, making your garden an oasis of comfort.
Reduce Soil Erosion
Did you know that mulch and plant roots actually hold the soil in its place? The way this helps the environment is that it reduces erosion. Reduction in erosion means that certain sediments, such as minerals and rocks, stay out of places such as roads, drains and streams.
Plants will also absorb some rainfall, making it difficult for the soil to wash away. Some plants that help soil erosion include ivy, clover and rye, to name a few.
If your garden is filled with a variety of flowers, trees and even bird feeders or boxes, it will attract wildlife. Ways you could encourage wildlife into your garden is by planting trees, having natural lawns, incorporating a pond or planting flower beds.
When you encourage wildlife into your garden, it will help support your local wildlife, and allow them to thrive. This encouragement can also help control other garden pests. You can invite wildlife and small animals into your garden, such as bees, butterflies and hedgehogs, by having sections of your garden specifically for them.
When you plant your favourite plants in your garden, you are actually helping filter chemicals that are present in the ground, especially in the water. Plants also help to filter out bacteria from the groundwater as well.
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Build your garden today and help the environment while creating an outdoor oasis for humans and animals alike.