5 Garden Design Tips for a Green, Beautiful Backyard

Before you plan your garden, first consider how to make it beautiful and eco-friendly. (DepositPhotos)

When it comes to climate change and the state of our planet, all actions matter. Each one of us can do something to reduce our carbon footprint — starting with something as simple as garden design.

If you have even the smallest garden and you love spending time there and caring for it, you can start introducing changes.

Step by step, you can transform your backyard into a sustainable garden that will benefit you and our planet. Best of all? You can do it without losing any of its beauty or charm.  

Man-made pond in a beautiful garden
Before you purchase a pond system, consider its depth so fish can thrive. (DepositPhotos)

1.   Make Your Pond Eco-Friendly

A well-designed pond can be a garden’s focal point, but it brings multiple benefits other than looks.

It can help you create a whole, healthy ecosystem in your backyard and provide you and your family a place to relax.

However, you need to consider several things to make sure that it’s environmentally-friendly and easy to maintain.

A pond needs to be deep enough if you want to fill it with living organisms such as

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Eco-Friendly Green Adhesives

More and more homeowners don’t just want sealant, they want environmentally friendly sealant. (DepositPhotos)

Squeeze some construction adhesives onto a surface, and you might also release potentially hazardous chemical substances into the air inside your home.

Like many products around the house, solvent-based adhesives typically contain high levels of volatile organic compounds, or VOCs.

These compounds play a role in the formation of smog and pose a health risk when trapped indoors.

For these reasons, a growing number of states regulate VOC amounts. And people across the nation seek green alternatives to VOC-laden products, including adhesives and sealants.


Applying Titebond Construction Adhesive on a cinderblock
Titebond GREENchoice Heavy Duty Construction Adhesive is a water-based, eco-friendly option for projects.

Environmentally Friendly Adhesives

Fortunately, many manufacturers of construction adhesives have developed products that either contain no VOCs or meet state limits for VOC content.

This makes it easy for you to find the right green adhesive for most of your home repair and remodeling projects.

The products you pick will depend in part on how green you want to go. You might search for a product that contains negligible or no VOCs and is sold in sustainable packaging. Or, you might choose one that is VOC-compliant.

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