Video: How Green Is Your Garden?

Posted on: 15 July 2009 by Gareth Hargreaves

These days many of us are well versed in trying to be eco-friendly in the house, but what about our gardens? Watch our top tips for creating sustainable outdoor spaces.

There are relatively easy steps we can take to help our gardens grow in harmony with Mother Nature, but according to new research by Yorkshire Bank, the majority of us feel there is a lack of information about how to go about it, and two-thirds believe they would be greener gardeners if free composting kits and garden waste collection services were provided.

Creating a sustainable outdoor space doesn’t require too much spadework – though the use of hand tools is a great form of eco-exercise! In this video feature, award-winning garden designer Chris Beardshaw takes you through the basics, from methods to conserve precious water to growing your own delicious vegetables without using pesticides. With a little planning and know how, nature can actually do much of the work for you.

Composting is another great way to reduce your garden’s carbon footprint, save you tiresome trips to the tip and save you money. So if you want to get genuinely green-fingered, check out the videos below. In part 2, Chris shows you how easy it is to make your very own wormery.

Part 1: Tips For A Green Garden

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Part 2 : How To Create A Wormery

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