Weeding. Yeah. Not a fun task. I mean, I’m sort of ok with it, but only because I put on my headphones and listen to awesome podcasts while I get to work! Even for me, though, if the day is hot and humid and there are a lot of weeds, it’s absolutely zero fun. That’s why, in this episode, I’m going to share ways to keep ahead of the weeds, alternatives to herbicides, and how to reduce the time you spend on this necessary chore.
Whether you’re growing a few tomatoes, or creating a full landscape design, you can practice sustainability by minimizing the resources you use to create and maintain your garden, and also minimize the waste that it produces.
But what does that look like, practically speaking, as a gardener? In this episode, which introduces the next series in season 1, I focus on earth friendly garden maintenance, and how, yes, it actually does really work!
Need a little help learning to garden, or want to identify a garden pest, or maybe you need to test your soil or figure out the name of that tree in your backyard? Did you know that if you live in the United States there’s probably a place you can visit near you that’ll help you get answers? It’s called the Master Gardener Program, and you’ll learn all about it in this episode!
Attracting more birds and butterflies is a priority to a lot of gardeners. First of all, it’s a lovely thing to sit outside and listen to birds singing to each other while you watch colorful butterflies visit flowers. But second of all, and just as important, there are many bird and butterfly species that are struggling, and by creating a welcoming space for them in our backyards, we can help them.
In this episode, I talk about how an ecosystem works, and share some of the practical, entirely do-able small scale ways you can help your garden ecosystem. In return, you may discover your plants are healthier, you deal with fewer pests, and more birds, butterflies and other beneficials move into your garden!