If you are building a new house, you may be concerned with a lot of things, such as maximizing floor space and minimizing noise, but the latest architectural trend is making sure that new buildings are environmentally friendly. In fact, new houses in many areas actually have to meet certain environmental criteria. Even if you do not need your house to check any boxes, then you may still want to consider building in some of these features to help to make your home more environmentally friendly. Many of these tips are also low cost, so you won’t have to blow your budget in order to save the Earth.
If you have a garden, yard or outdoor space at your home then it may be worthwhile for you to invest in a set of solar garden lights. These lights offer multiple benefits for users, and are recommended for people who want an eco-friendly alternative to electric lighting. They offer many of the same benefits that electric lights offer, from providing light after dark, through to helping to protect your property once night has fallen, but they also offer a few additional benefits. Here are a few of the main benefits of solar garden lights.
The big draw of solar garden lights is that they are much less expensive for most people than wired lights would be. Putting wired lights into a garden can cost a lot of money because of the additional safety features which are needed to protect electric lights from extreme weather. There is also the additional cost and upheaval of having to lay electric wires. For a large garden, it is even more expensive to lay these wires. Because solar garden lights do not need to be wired up, nor installed by a professional electrician, it is possible to save a lot of money on these costs. Lastly, they will also save you a lot of money on your electric bill, compared to if you were to use lights which relied on mains electricity.
As spring comes knocking, this is the most ideal time for thinking about the plants we should plant to save the bees. The importance of bees in our lives can not be underrated in anyway.
Why save bees?
Unknowingly to most people, there are many reasons why saving bees is of paramount importance. From the pumpkins to almonds and apples among others, we have everything to thank bees for. Colony Collapse Disorder is a condition that has been causing the plummeting of bee populations nowadays. What these means is that these foods which grow via pollination are at a great risk. For the past two decades, over 25% of the honey bee population in US has disappeared and this trend is still continuing. Bees are in a category of animals known as pollinators which also includes bats, bids, butterflies and beetles. Without the activities of bees in spreading seeds, many plants especially food crops are at a risk of dying off.