Reducing water usage in your garden will make a huge difference to your household carbon footprint - and help you to save a surprising amount of money in your monthly water bill too. Recycling rainwater by collecting and storing it in water butts is a simple way to minimise water usage - plus, you get bonus points for connecting an Irrigatia kit too!
By making your own compost, you’re not only saving money on garden fertilisers but also reusing your kitchen scraps and garden waste for the better – plus no more car trips to the tip! If you don’t have space for a composter and buy it in make sure to avoid peat compost as it holds large amounts of carbon which quickly turns into carbon dioxide once composted in your garden.
We don’t need to tell you, but plastic pollution is extremely harmful to the planet and plant pots and gardening tools contribute to huge amounts of waste per year. So, why not switch to bamboo alternatives? You can now buy everything from bamboo gloves to plant tags and essential tools - they’re just as good as the man-made alternatives, but are completely biodegradable once you’re finished with them.
There are also some great alternatives to plastic plant pots readily available around the home too. Old egg cartons or toilet rolls tubes are great alternatives when it comes to growing your plants, and they’ll break down in the soil once planted out as the plant flourishes!