Many of us may think that to create a wildlife-friendly garden comes a lot of extra effort and money. Well, that’s not always the case! You can make the smallest of changes to your garden to make a big difference to animals and critters around you.
If you’re looking to make some changes to your gardens to make them more hospitable, here are some easy options.
All types of wildlife need a safe haven to rest and even breed. By including some simple shelters in your garden, you’re helping them to recuperate and recharge. An essential for all walks of life. Not only could this be bird shelters, but you could even buy or make shelters for hedgehogs and bats.
Shrubs and trees also make wonderful homes for all kinds of wildlife, as their bushy nature provides a veil of sorts away from predators.
Offering different habitats for wildlife alike is achievable in any garden, regardless of size or budget. You could offer plenty of habitats for a wide range of wildlife without even knowing it.
Flower borders offer nectar for pollinators such as bees and butterflies, whereas uncut and long grass houses lots of critters and crawlers. Trees and shrubs offer homes to plenty of animals like birds and squirrels, and ponds are the perfect breeding ground for toads and frogs.
If they nest and sleep there, then it makes sense to help them with nourishment also. Small changes like putting up bird feeders can make a whole world of difference. Berry bushes and flowers can also help feed insects and animals.
And lastly, making small changes to be more green and eco-friendly not only helps wildlife to continue to thrive in their natural habitats, but it makes our world just that bit better and brighter. Things like composting off-cuts of food from the kitchen and old hedge trimmings can make an all-natural compost, perfect for growing your seasonal blooms.
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