World Earth Day🌍🌱🌻🌿🌺 is celebrated every year on April 22nd and it’s a day dedicated to protecting the environment and raising awareness about climate change and other environmental issues. This year’s theme is “Invest In Our Planet” which highlights the importance of dedicating our time, resources, and energy to solving climate change and other environmental issues.
At Gordale, we believe that every day should be Earth Day!🌍🌱🌻🌿🌺
We are committed to providing our customers with eco-friendly products that help them reduce their carbon footprint and make a positive impact on the environment. From plant pots made from maritime waste and organic peat-free compost, to solar-powered garden lights and water butts, we have everything you need to create a beautiful and sustainable garden.
Join us in celebrating World Earth Day by taking small steps towards a greener future!🌍🌱🌻🌿🌺
Simple ways to reduce your environmental impact
- Use hand tools where possible – power tools can be expensive to purchase, maintain and use, so reduce your carbon emissions and invest in quality hand tools that come with a guarantee for peace of mind. Our garden care department stocks a wide range of tools for all your gardening requirements.
- Choose a peat-friendly compost – peat bogs are important habitats for wildlife and help to store carbon . By using peat-free compost, you’re helping to protect these important habitats and reduce greenhouse gas emissions helping our environment.
- Plant trees and shrubs that absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere – beech, hawthorn and holly are great all-rounders which are said to help remove airborne pollutants. Many trees and shrubs also produce berries, which make excellent food for birds in the winter months, when food sources are scarce.
- Use native trees and plants around your garden – not only are they fantastic for our native wildlife, they generally tend to be more resistant to pests too! Sorbus (Rowan, Mountain Ash or Whitebeam) trees are low maintenance and easy to grow so a great choice for gardens.
- Collect and use rainwater to water your plants – this will this reduce your water bills, and it is also better for your plants too! Rainwater is free from chemicals and actually contains more oxygen than tap water, which helps plants absorb nutrients more effectively.
- Boost wildlife in your garden – provide food, shelter and water for pollinators and other native species such as hedgehogs and birds. Shelters can easily be made at home, or you can purchased ready-made homes and houses at our garden centre.
- Grow your own food – growing fruit, vegetables and herbs is a great way to save money and reduce your carbon footprint . It’s also a fun and rewarding hobby that can help you eat healthier and more sustainably. Some easy-to-grow plants for beginners include tomatoes, lettuce, basil and strawberries
- Improve access for hedgehogs – modern gardens with fences and walls make it difficult for our spiky friends to get around. Create a hedgehog highway by cutting a small hole in your fence to allow hedgehogs to move freely between gardens. For more information on how we can protect hedgehogs please visit here.