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1. Use solar lanterns to power your backyard
How about lighting your backyard with solar energy?
Fix and install 3-4 solar lanterns, (3 watts) with battery fitted inside, under the shed (avoid rain) and at the periphery of your small backyard, charging with the common solar panel facing the sun (avoid shedding). Their light in the night will perplex you, making your garden look very beautiful.
Avoid any collection of dust and droppings on the solar panel. You can clean the surface with a wet cloth but avoid touching wires. Although the performance of the solar panel dips in the cloudy weather still it is the best choice to keep your backyard illuminated during the night.
Do you know?
The solar lanterns require very less maintenance except changing their batteries every 2-3 years and obviously the source of energy that is Sun is available at free of cost.
2. Use clay pots
The clay pots are cheap, attractive and porous, allowing air and water to pass through the walls of the pot. This exchange mechanism promotes the healthy growth of the plant and its roots by absorbing the excess water but the flip side is that plants need to be watered more frequently as the soil dry out quickly.
3. Plan for the rain harvesting
It is a technique to store the rainwater into the sunken landscape or the tanks for the later use. During rain, the water collected at your roof is passed through the pipes into the gutters, making it of no use. You can simply arrange to collect the rainwater from the pipes into the barrel or the drum, preventing flowing into the gutter. To make the collecting process clean, fasten the screen on the drum and then collect the water. Add a teaspoon of vegetable oil over the stored water, preventing the mosquito breeding by depriving off the oxygen.
4. Plant nectar and pollen-rich flowers
You can support and build a mini ecosystem in your backyard by planting the nectar and pollen-rich flowers. These flowers attract the pollinators like bees, butterflies, beetles, hummingbird etc to suck the nectar from one flower to another and in process transferring the pollen from the male structure called Anther to the female structure called the Stigma of the same plant species. This leads to the fertilization and successful fruit production for the plants.
Do you Know?
You can put a nesting box at your backyard for the shelter of the pollinators, protecting them from the predators.
5. Water your plants in the morning
The early morning is the best time to water your plants as this practice has the several benefits like:
6. Eat and sow
7. Use native plants
The native plants support the eco-system more effectively sow. Therefore, sow plants which are prevalent in your region as these:
8. Go organic and avoid synthetic fertilizers
Use organic manure over synthetic fertilizers to boost the growth of your plants as these have many benefits like:
9. Use energy star equipment
In case you require a pump to water your plants then use energy efficient electrical appliances which consumes less energy and do not waste it in the form of heat. The 5-star rating electrical appliances save you more units of electricity than the no star rating one.
You can support a mini-ecosystem in your backyard by following the above-mentioned amazing tips.
Next time when some guest visits your house, invite them to have a cup of tea/coffee in your backyard. They will be perplexed to see the beauty of the green backyard and the butterflies flying over their head while they are taking a sip.