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Inexpensive Technology To Help You Green Your Garden Your garden can be an appealing feature of your home and an environment that can reflect your commitment to being green. Use the tips below to incorporate some inexpensive technology for maintaining a greener garden. Your choice of garden hose can help you green your home in three ways. Growing plants and creating a greener environment, conserving water using a hose that is a soaker hose and purchasing a hose that is made from recycled products. Outdoor solar lighting has been around for several years. For homes, you can frequently notice that solar lights provide inconsistent lighting when you set them up, especially when they're used in groups to line a path or walkway. Uneven lighting often results from some of the solar lights providing light and others that are dimmer or completely out. One way to incorporate this feature into your garden without the unsightly effect of uneven lighting is to use larger, single fixtures to highlight specific spots in your garden. Consider switching your use of gas-powered gardening tools to those that are electric-powered. Reducing your use of gas-powered mowers for electric mowers and trimmers can help support your other efforts in being a green gardener. Conserving water is one of the most important challenges to creating a greener garden. Use of specific hoses can help but the bottom line is that gardens require a lot of water. You can save water by targeting areas that need more water and less water rather than using a sprinkler that covers a large area. Use the Internet to research plants that grow with less water. A good rule of thumb for determining those that will require less water is to plant native plants, those that grow readily in your zone. If you're not sure of what zone you live in you can look this up fairly easily on the United States Department of Agriculture website. Choose environmentally friendly treatments for pests and weeds in your garden. These products are well marked in gardening stores. Use environmentally friendly products for fencing in your garden based on the purpose of your fencing. Fencing can include mesh made from natural products to keep out deer to sturdier fencing made from bamboo to enhance the look of your garden and create privacy. Consider plastic items made from recycled materials. You can use a rain barrel for some of your watering needs. Today you can get started using a small rain barrel for about $100. After you purchase your rain barrel and assemble it you will choose a place that is at one of the highest points in your garden for easiest use since gravity affects water so that when you attach a soaker hose or tubing your water will flow down. More elaborate installation is required if you want to gather the water from that comes from your rain gutters. Going green in your garden does not have to be an overly time-consuming or expensive proposition. Once you've taken the steps above you should actually see savings in time and money spent maintaining your garden. Click here for more information
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