Improving Your Home and the Environment

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Improving Your Home and the Environment

Howdy! My name is Dylan. This blog details everything I have learnt about environment protection and green energy. I became interested in this topic a couple of years ago when I purchased an old house. The land around the house had been contaminated so I called in an environmental contractor to clean the land up. While they were on the property, I asked their advice about installing solar panels and other green energy solutions on my home. The contractors gave me some great advice and I learnt a lot. Since then, I have continued my education by borrowing books from the local library.



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The best part of buying a house at an auction is that you could get one in mint condition without paying a lot of money. Nonetheless, the house might require some touch up, especially if it has overgrown weeds and bushes on its front yard and backyard.

Removing overgrown weeds on unattended lawns is a difficult task for most homeowners. However, with a few tips in bush regeneration principles, you can give existing plants and bushes a fresh look. Understanding the basic principles of plant recovery will ensure that you spend less money revamping your new front yard and backyard. 

Minimise Disturbance to Native Plants — Once you have all the paperwork related to ownership of your new house, it is time to work on the outside environment. First, you want to make sure that the existing plants are in a healthy state before you begin any regeneration efforts. Once you identify healthy flora, ensure that you do not cause a significant disturbance as you pull out weeds. The same goes for the soil around the plants. Minimal disruption of native plants ensures that there is no violent plucking of weeds, which might cause plant shock. The shock stunts growth of native bushes in and around your new compound.

Start with Good Bushes — The main aim of bush regeneration is to ensure restoration of native bushes by killing invasive plants. However, you must have a strategy if you want your efforts to be a success. Since you have already identified healthy plants, it is recommended that you start working on these by pulling away any invasive plants. By beginning your restoration with the strong bushes, the front or backyard will look alive almost immediately. Once you are done with the healthy plants, you can move on to the weedy areas and give your compound a completely revamped look.

Do not Over Clear —One of the biggest mistakes you could do to your overgrown compound is to over clear it. Over clearing leaves the ground bare, a situation that makes it prone to insects and diseases. Therefore, as much as you want to do away with weeds and invasive plants completely, make sure that some vegetation is left behind for purposes of protecting the soil. Additionally, over clearing negates the diversity on your compound. As such, pluck weeds from your compound only and leave behind any non-invasive plants. Even though some plants might look weak, they could be revived through proper care. The aim is to maintain plant diversity on your compound.