Greener Gardening

Summary: This booklet contains tips and advice for householders on how to be a greener gardener using natural products and fewer chemicals. The information in this guide was prepared by the Southern Region Waste Management Office, Wicklow County Council and Clean Technology Centre partners in the Local Authority Prevention Network.

Published: 2014

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Pages: 18

Filesize: 3,550KB

Format: pdf

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Gardening can benefit our environment; trees help absorb carbon dioxide, provide food and habitats for wildlife and growing our own vegetables reduces our carbon footprint. However, how you garden can impact negatively or positively on the environment through simple choices. In this guide you will find out more about how to be a greener gardener using natural products and fewer chemicals.

The guide shows straightforward ways to get rid of pests, slugs and weeds using natural methods. The benefits of compost are outlined and how to use natural fertilisers. The right choice of plants and how to reuse rainwater are also explained.