Gardening is a great way to pass time. It helps to make our mind refreshed. Gardening offers many benefits by keeping the environment safe, gives us chemical-free vegetables, fruits, flowers and mostly add a beauty to the yard.
Moreover, gardening helps to reduce global warming, pollution, energy cost, food cost and so on. Makes a good sense of beauty in the yard and also makes the environment green.
Here are numerous good reasons that’s makes gardening good for the environment. Today we will discuss those reasons. No more talking.
Let’s see the benefits of gardening!
Helps To Prevent Global Warming
Plants act as an effective air cleaner. It takes carbon dioxide and releases oxygen through photosynthesis. We all know carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas and it’s responsible for global warming. Besides, it’s harmful to the environments, humans, and animals. And carbon dioxide is an ideal agent of climate change.
Here gardens work as a safeguard.
Minimize Carbon Footprint
It has been estimated that 13% of US greenhouse gas emissions result from the production and transport of food. And transporting foods requires petroleum-based fuels which negatively effects on the environment. (4)
When you have a garden, you often get fruits, vegetables, and herbs from it. And you don’t have to purchase those things from the local shop.
Here gardens help to minimize carbon footprint.
Ease Sound pollution
Trees and plants absorb sounds and help to ease sound pollution. If you live near the highway or railway then you should consider planting trees to reduce noise from passing trains or bus. According to the USDA National Agroforestry Center – “A properly-designed buffer of trees and shrubs can reduce noise by about five to ten decibels—or about 50 percent as perceived by the human ear.”(1)
Plants roots and mulch holds the soil in place and helps to reduce erosion. Also keeps sediment out of the streams, storm drains, and roads. Planting a new garden such as rain gardens are good for the environment and those are low in maintenance, looks beautiful and less expensive. (2,3)
Plants filter the Groundwater
Plants help to filter chemicals and bacteria from the water in the ground. (2)
Safeguard of Wildlife
Every creature plays an important role in the environment. A garden can be a source of food or home for different kinds of animal. Garden offers a hiding place to insects, birds, reptiles and other animals from their hunters.
Reduce energy cost
An effective environmental landscape design can cool your house during summer and can warm in winter. According to the plants for Clean Air Council- “Energy efficient landscaping can actually reduce your energy costs by up to 20%.” (3) So make sure to choose the right plants for your home. You can use plant climbers or wall shrubs on walls to insulate your home.
Garden is like a protector of the environment. It helps the environment in many ways. Hope now you understood why gardening is good for the environment. So ensure to make a garden in your yard and keep the environment safe.
I’m wrapping up for now. We will meet soon with some more tips and hacks. Till then stay healthy and share your valuable opinion with us.
Have a Good Day!