The importance of sustainability is becoming ever greater and with it more widely known. This manifests itself in many different forms. From recycling to vintage furniture and from own vegetable gardens to cutting down on plastic. An eco-garden is also an – increasingly popular – example of this. But how do you lay it out, and what is it exactly?
An eco-garden sounds very beautiful, promising and especially very green. This can also make it sound like a time-consuming garden project, which can quickly make it feel like an intimidating chore. After all, anyone who has been blessed with a garden knows how much time it takes to maintain it, keep it thriving and above all, keep it weed-free.
What is an eco-garden?
Don’t let the name put you off, though. Because an eco-garden, with the right approach, actually takes work out of your hands. This is because such a green garden works with nature, rather than against it. An ecological garden is a natural garden where natural processes serve as inspiration. All this to make the garden bloom and grow as well as possible, making it an ideal place for animals and insects.
Natural materials and processes
Therefore, as much as possible, natural materials are used. Concrete? You won’t find that there. Stone? Pebbles? Unnatural looking material? That doesn’t belong there either. What you do see are many natural, native crops that mature with little maintenance. This is because they are planted exactly where they belong. Artificial pesticides are therefore not needed, which makes it a lot better for the environment than if you were to use tropical plants.