Sustainable Gardening

  • Compost weeds & kitchen waste – add torn newspaper & cardboard to make rich crumbly compost
  • Leave some untidy areas for wildlife especially over winter
  • During dry weather cut your lawn less often & raise the cutting height
  • Use grass cuttings as mulch around plants to keep down weeds & retain moisture
  • Fit a water butt – even a shed roof will collect a worthwhile amount of water
  • Water in the evening or early morning to reduce evaporation
  • Don’t water every day to encourage plants to develop stronger root systems – try watering only when plants start to wilt
  • Have a go at growing herbs and vegetables in containers if you don’t have a garden – or join an allotment group