- Earth Day was formally begUn in the U.S.A. in 1970
- Over 180 countries now observe Earth Day
- Today, around 1,000,000,000 people observe Earth Day to some measure
1. Raise your own food and purchase local. Help make preserves from food you grew yourself and gift them for Christmas or other special occasions.
2. Add timers, and fix your irrigation system of any leaks. This saves time, work, and water, plus it decreases weeds and frustration.
3. Place mulch around your garden atop weeds to kill them preventing them from utilizing the available water. Passively killing weeds with mulch is cheaper in the end and contributes fertility to your soil concurrently.
4. Place a compost bucket in your kitchen and take it to the mulch bin or dump it on the weeds within your garden. A great deal of our garbage is truly a hidden treasure for our garden. Leaves, sticks, banana peels, egg shells, carrot tops, avocado skins, and grass clippings can all be used to help the soil in your garden.
5. Join or start up a home gardening club where one can make like-minded friends, and take pleasure in their meetings and their tours of informative gardens.
6. Place a compost bin within the break room at your job and label it “coffee grounds.” Carry it home daily and empty it into the garden. Your soil will show its thanks with healthier plants.
7. Plant shrubs, trees, or flowers in your yard or garden for beauty, or for some other sort of beneficial purpose, like to shade your house and lessen energy bills, or possibly to refoliate a barren area.
8. Save some large containers and re-purpose them for container gardening; they require little space.
9. Recycle your paper products. Cardboard, newspapers, and brown paper bags work great as mulch and doubles as a stepping stone (until it decomposes into compost). If you set it on the top of a weed, it could kill it without any chemicals or work on your part.
10. Add some beneficial critters to live in your garden. Lady bugs, beneficial soil fungi and bacteria, earthworms, and praying mantises normally can be either purchased online or at the local nursery garden center.
Gardening can help you to be healthier in a whole lot of ways. It’s rewarding and simple, and you don’t really need to be rich to do it!
Happy Earth Day from Nursery Enterprises!