Your garden can be a beautiful place that creates a positive impact on the environment. Gardens are also a great refuge for animals, a source of biodiversity and can help control water runoff.
A healthy and sustainable garden can also be used to grow fresh food and may enhance the value of your property.
Unfortunately, some gardens can also have a negative impact on your environment. These gardens can:
introduce harmful pesticides and fertilisers to the environment
spread weeds into natural areas and harm biodiversity
attract pests and reduce the amount of native animals
waste large amounts of water.
How can I make my garden more sustainable?
Some easy ways you can make your garden more environmentally friendly and sustainable are:
Page last updated: 15 September 2011