Did you know that UK gardens cover a combined landmass that is bigger than the Lake District and Peak District put together? That is a huge area and means gardens can provide a vital space for wildlife in a human-dominated landscape. Why not try something new in your garden and make it that little bit greener?
No matter how big or small your garden is and what your experience levels are, there is always something you can do to make a difference. Here are our top ten tips on how to ensure your garden is environmentally friendly.
Grow More Wildlife Friendly Plants
Managing your garden makes a big difference to the natural world and in turn helps the environment and pollinators, as well as making your garden a beautiful place to be.
Grow Your Own Vegetables
Growing your own veg can reduce plastics that you are buying at the supermarkets and a way of not supporting the use of pesticides that could be potentially harmful.
Make Homes for Wildlife Like Bees and Hedgehogs
Making homes for animals encourages them to your gardens and add nature to your green space, it is helping the ecosystem by offering a home for them to visit and be safe.
Make Your Own Fertilizer
Fertilizers are used to improve your plants, make them grow faster, help to structure the soil and plant damage. This means that threat is avoided as you are using natural ingredients and it is another way of helping the ecosystem.
Recycle and Reuse Materials
This is a simple tip and helps you make cut backs on one time use materials, ensuring that your materials are used as much as they can be and ensures that it doesn’t go to land fills.
Cut Back on Chemical Go Organic and Natural
Some chemicals can be harmful and worsen your plants growth as well as being very unwelcoming to wildlife. So, using organic and natural chemicals can help your garden growth as well as animal growth too.
Conserve Water and Harvest Rainwater
Conserving water is important because it helps keep water pure while protecting the environment, plus it is great for watering your plants.
Planting a tree helps make your space look lovely and increases your garden’s chance of attracting wildlife.
Add a Water Feature Like a Bird Bath
This provides a nice environment for your bird to bathe and drink from while looking lovely in your garden.
If You Buy Compost Make Sure It Is Peat-Free
Peat-free compost has the benefit of holding moisture well and releasing nutrients slowly and over a long period of time.
What do you think of these tips? Have you already used these or will they inspire you to try out a new garden project before the weather turns cold? Let us know by engaging with us on social media!