Five Tips for Sustainable Landscaping

It’s not hard to get a little overwhelmed when it comes to being environmentally conscious. With so much competing information, rules and trends, it’s difficult to know where to start to create an environmentally sound space.

Whether you’ve got an inner-city rooftop or expansive country gardens, there are some super easy tricks to put your mind at ease and create beautiful and sustainable landscaping solutions.

PLANT SELECTION

Plant Seasonal

If you’re a bit of a green thumb and enjoy tending to a vegetable patch, make sure you select vegetables, herbs and spices appropriate for each season.

Be Weather Wise

Consult your landscaper or local nursery to get an idea of what plants will thrive in your climate. Sure, you may love the tropical look of a frangipani tree, but chances are if you’re in in a semi-arid climate you’ll be left standing in front of a tree corpse scratching your head.

This is particularly important for lawns, choosing a lawn suitable for your climate can not only reduce your water usage, but can help minimise the use of toxic fertilisers, weed killer and pesticides.
NATURAL INSECTICIDES

From planting chives and basil to deter aphids, to DIY garlic and chilli sprays, there is an abundance of natural alternatives to the harmful toxins found in the average supermarket garden section. Talk to your landscaper about incorporating plants with natural insecticide properties, then do some research and get creative!
DECKS AND PAVING

In an increasingly time poor society, low maintenance spaces are growing in popularity. Not only does the incorporation of a decked or paved area mean less time manicuring lawns and garden beds, they create useable, designer entertainment areas that can be redecorated as trends change PLUS save on water and pesticide usage. For inspiration on beautiful paved areas and decking check out Watersave Landscaping’s portfolio.
IRRIGATION AND WATER USE

It may seem obvious, but often our main source of water is left untapped when it comes to landscaping. Rain, although scarce is some areas, is still a vital resource and when funnelled through effective irrigation channels can continue to nourish your garden long after it’s landed on the ground.

Whether you’re thinking of a redesign, moving into a new property or looking to jazz up a corporate space, these tips can get you on the way to creating a sustainable space. To discuss how Watersave Landscaping can help you create environmentally friendly area contact us on 0411 143 599.

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