If you’ve got some outdoor space, you’ll want to make the most of it and enjoy it as much as you can. But you should also make sure that wildlife can enjoy your garden.
There are some obvious steps you can take to be more eco-friendly when it comes to your gardening, such as avoiding pesticides, but there are a host of other things you can do. Northern Life Magazine recently offered a few tips and we think they’re a great place to start.
One of the big things you can do is look for ways you can save water. Make sure you have a method for collecting rainwater to save you using the hosepipe. You should also think about what you’re putting in your beds, with drought-resistant plants a great option if you live in a dry area and want to cut back on the amount you’re watering.
There are lots of reasons to have a wildlife-friendly garden. Aside from feeling good about doing your part for the local ecosystem, you’ll find that fostering a healthy population of insects, birds and mammals can help keep common pests under control.
We have a host of eco friendly garden products available, including some excellent bee and bug hotels, as well as nest boxes.
They could be the perfect Christmas present for the gardener in your life too.
There are some exceptionally good reasons to make your garden a more eco-friendly space. The Guardian recently shared the findings of research that indicates up to 40 per cent of the one million known insect species are facing extinction, largely due to heavy pesticide use.