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There are ways to garden while doing your part to conserve materials and reduce your carbon footprint. Energy efficient gardening is something that has become more popular in recent years due to advances in gardening. There are many ways to save time and energy while keeping plants healthier and using energy efficient gardening. Advances in green technology include battery operated and electric powered lawn mowers that do not contain gasoline, but are also superior in quality and easily maneuverable. Those who get headaches from gasoline odor will like a mower that is clean burning and does not emit noxious fumes that can irritate the body. With a gas powered lawn mower there is also the chance of not having to run to the gas station in order to fill up on gas. Look into electric grass trimmers as well as other gadgets that may improve your life when it comes to energy efficient gardening. This new technology is ever-evolving so be sure to look online to see the latest advancements from companies.
Energy efficient gardening can also come in the form of soil quality. Organic soil is best if you are someone who is environmentally conscious. With organic soil comes less acidity and natural elements that are healthier for plants in the long run. Organic mulches and compost is also another option that can be used to your advantage if you are shooting for energy efficient gardening. Regarding chemicals and pesticides, there are numerous ways to kill harmful insects and fungus by using home remedies. Potassium bicarbonate can kill fungus and citrus and hot pepper juice can kill insects and ward off small animals. These are a couple of examples of using natural agents to keep plants at bay. For animal pests there are a wide variety of organic animal repellents which contain the scents of an animal’s most feared predator. These are safe to use around plants and they will not harm the animal that is always after your plants.
If trying to conserve water then there are soaker hoses which contain tiny pores that allow water to slowly drip around any area. These hoses can be placed underground and are a great way to conserve water while at the same time allowing your plants and roots to get the water they need. When it comes to planting, not much of a carbon footprint is used since gardening itself benefits the planet and does not use much energy at all. However, there are plenty of methods when it comes to energy efficient gardening which will benefit gardeners and the planet in the long-term.