You don’t need to have a huge garden to be able to create a space for wildlife, even small gardens can be home to a variety of different wildlife species.
We’ve listed 5 easy tips on how to make your garden wildlife friendly.
- Leave your lawn
Having a section of grass that’s left un-cut can be a haven for minibeast and insects to thrive. This will then result in more birds visiting to come and feed off these smaller creatures.
- Include trees, bushes and hedges in your landscape
Common in most gardens, bushes and hedges can inhabit various species of wildlife and can provide shelter for hedgehogs, mice and insects. Whilst also providing nectar rich foods from berries and petals for smaller species such as butterflies and bees.
- Make a pond
No matter what the size of your pond, it is sure to benefit some form of wildlife. Whether that be for frogs, insects, fish, dragonflies or as a drinking place for birds.
- Start a compost
There are many reasons why you should start composting. Making your compost reduces on household waste whilst using this on your garden helps enrich your soil and is also a haven for worms, woodlice, slow worms, insects and frogs.
- Hang bird feeders
Birds can be a vital element of your gardens eco system. Hanging bird feeders and bird boxes will encourage birds to visit your garden and help them thrive in nature. Our advice is to hang bird feeders high up or with shelter from bushes, this then prevents the ability for cats to harm them.