By TreeLiving You can make your home a real green home by simply caring a bit for water conservation, energy conservation, proper disposal of all waste and also by making the most of space available in your yard. With lots of trees, shrubs, flowering plants, fruit and vegetable plants in your garden you not only enjoy refreshing surroundings around your house but also contribute your bit towards protecting th e environment. Your house can literally become a ‘green home’ when you implement energy conservation strategies and also care to prep up your yard. Winter season may make you feel lethargic and during mid-summers it may be too sultry to work for long hours outdoors, but the advent of spring is probably the best time to do some gardening around a green home. You can fill your garden with the best season flowers and vegetables this spring season. Certain plants are very hardy and can be planted outdoors even before the threat of frost is past. There are others that may need a bit of coddling to begin with, but cool spring weather is when they shine and so you should not miss out by waiting too long to plant them. You can easily plant vegetables such as asparagus, lettuce, spinach, rhubarb, and peas in the month of March. Fresh salad vegetables from your garden are always crispier, tangier and more tender than the ones that you buy in cellophane bags from a supermarket. Your own garden vegetables are not even polished with any artificial preservatives! Likewise you can grow several fruits and enjoy them fresh from your garden. It also feels nice to gift such products to friends and neighbors. Living in a green home implies following environmentally friendly practices – be it through careful usage of water and electricity, saving fuel, reducing waste and disposing waste products judiciously or through organic gardening! Instead of using synthetic pesticides and fertilizers in your spring garden, you can feed depleted soil with composted plants or simply plant legumes to add nitrogen to an area that had been planted with heavy feeder. When you work with organic products in your spring garden, the bigger picture involves working in cooperation with nature and viewing the yard outside your green home as a small part of the natural system. The organic matter that can be conveniently used for spring gardening includes compost, grass clippings, dried leaves and kitchen waste – so before you throw away banana peels, vegetable skin layers or decaying food, remember that these can be used in your yard! There is no time better than spring to give your garden a new look. By planting some perennials, fruits, vegetables and flowers now you can also prepare well for summers. Have a corner for kitchen garden, one for colorful flowers and probably one for a guava or peach plant that will grow into a shady tree and blossom with juicy fruits after a few years. So are ready to refine the space outside your green home? It is time to collect those spades, hand trowels and rakes and get started with spring gardening!

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