Green lifestyle can start right from your backyard by adopting a sustainable way of attending to your vegetables. Backyard gardening is the new lifestyle trend now because of the rising cost of food, and because more people are realizing the importance of growing their own foods.
Backyard gardens are very easy to implement now because of the raised garden beds. This is the new lawn-friendly alternative to tearing up the grass by growing flowers and plants. Growing your own vegetables and maybe a few flowers is an excellent idea because you can grow tons of vegetables during spring and summer and then put them in the freezer for future use.
Growing and maintaining a backyard garden is cost effective since you can use your own natural compost from leftovers and food waste. All you have to do is buy a simple compost tumbler and you will quickly be on your way to sustainable living. In addition, you can trap rainwater for use in irrigating your backyard garden. All you need is a rainwater collector.
Those with a small backyard or none at all can still enjoy sustainable living by starting a patio garden. Patio gardening is now popular because going green is such a popular new lifestyle idea. You can now grow your own tomatoes, herbs, and seasonal fruits right in front or behind your house.
Most people think eco friendly living is a very expensive venture but in reality, it is a money saving venture because you become self sufficient. Going green also means that you will know exactly where your food is coming from and you'll no longer have to depend on product labels. Just think how much you will change the future of the planet when you avoid using those harmful chemicals in your garden.