More and more people who enjoy gardening are becoming concerned of the environmental impacts that having a garden can have, and they are looking for ways to make their garden as environmentally friendly as possible. One of the most common things that people who grow gardens have been using in the past is chemicals in order to keep bugs away. This is something that is not particularly friendly for the environment, even though it may make your garden look great.
It is widely known that one of the biggest harms to the environment that people can cause on an individual basis is the use of herbicides and pesticides. If you want to be more environmentally friendly, instead of going to the chemicals every time, you should consider a more environmentally friendly option, of which there are many.
The first line of defence against weeds should not be chemicals, but should be elbow grease, in the form of removing the weeds before they get too thick. If a thick layer of weeds has developed, then the chances are that it is going to be more difficult to remove because there will be many seeds around.
If this is become the case, there are some substances which are environmentally friendly, and will help you kill off the weeds. Vinegar is something that is very popular to do this, but you should make sure that it is very strong and has at least 20 percent acetic acid.
A great alternative for dealing with bugs is installing traps, which are environmentally friendly, as they don’t use any chemicals. These traps will go a long way to protecting your garden from the invaders, and you will find that in many cases they are just as effective as nasty chemicals which you might have been using previously.