Make your Garden More Wildlife-Friendly with These Tips


You may have noticed that now the warmer weather is approaching, you have more visitors to your garden. This is great, but if you want to create a safe haven for nature then you need to do everything you can to make your space way more wildlife-friendly.
Let the Grass Grow Long in Certain Places
Sure, mown grass may look good but at the end of the day, long grass is best for wildlife. If you let some, or all of your lawn grow then this will help you to attract more insects and you can also have way more flowers grow too. Daisies are a fantastic source of nectar for bees and you would be surprised at what a difference this can make to your garden overall.
Bird Boxes and Feeding
Birds are a vital part of your garden’s ecosystem in general. If you are able to create some bird boxes and if you put some food in them, then this will help them to thrive. You need to put your bird box higher up and in a sheltered area if you can. In spring, seeds you need to provide food that is rich in protein, such as fat balls. Seeds happen to be the best food in winter. If you know that there are cats nearby then you need to put your feeder near to a very dense bush if you can. This will give your birds a much higher level of cover and protection. If you want to buy some hedgehog food, then Little Peckers have plenty.
Ivy is a very good plant for wildlife. The flowers and the seeds are very good sources of food and pollen too. Another benefit of ivy is that it can provide you with cover all-year-round. Certain varieties of rose are also brilliant climbers for wildlife too, so keep that in mind.
Insect Hotel
Leave twigs, rotting wood and even rocks in your garden if you can. When you do, this will create a level of shelter for important insects such as beetles, spiders and more. If you know that you want to build an insect hotel then think about the types of insects that you want to attract and what they need from you. If you do this then you will soon find that you can make a cosy home that they will love.
 Create a Pond
A pond is a huge boost for wildlife. It doesn’t have to be massive either. It’s very possible for you to use a bucket that is sunk into the ground or even a trough if you want. If you opt for a big pond, however, then make sure to include some branches or even stones as this will help your wildlife to get out if they need to. Proper pond management is also crucial for a healthy and balanced ecosystem; waterlilies will stop your pond from becoming stagnant, so keep this in mind. If you want some help positioning your pond, then don’t put it in too much sun or too much shade.
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