08:38 31 July 2009
These days many of us are well versed in trying to be eco-friendly in the house, but what about our gardens?
There are relatively easy steps we can take to help our gardens grow in harmony with Mother Nature.
However, according to new research by Yorkshire Bank, the majority of us feel there is a lack of information about how to go about it.
The survey also found that two-thirds of people believe they would be greener gardeners if free composting kits and garden waste collection services were provided.
Creating a sustainable outdoor space doesnt require too much spadework though the use of hand tools is a great form of eco-exercise!
With a little planning and knowhow, nature can actually do much of the work for you.
Watch the video below and get some top tips from award-winning garden designer Chris Beardshaw.
He will take you through the basics, from how to conserve precious water to growing your own delicious vegetables without using pesticides.
Composting is another great way to reduce your gardens carbon footprint. It can save you tiresome trips to the tip and save you money.
So if you want to get genuinely green-fingered, check out how easy it is to make your very own wormery here.
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