It is urgent that we do all we can in order to protect and preserve our native wildlife. If you have a garden, there are lots of things that you can do in order to help – here are three ideas to get you started…
Don’t Use Pesticides – Although using weedkillers is an easy option to help keep the garden looking good, many pesticides are incredibly harmful to the environment. Both bees and butterflies can suffer the consequences of weedkiller being used. There are lots of ways that you can get rid of weeds without having to resort to this, and a quick search online can show you lots of alternative ways to do this.
Plant Trees – Trees that are native to the UK are what you need if you are wanting to create a garden that is good for wildlife. Some native tree species are food and shelters for hundreds of different species that all play an important role in the ecosystem. An oak tree for example provides autumn acorns that are beloved by many creatures, including squirrels and Jays, and there are some types of butterfly that are dependent on the oak tree – the purple hairstreak is entirely dependent on an oak tree for survival. If you want a tree that is already fully grown, then look for mature trees for sale.
Leave an Area Un-Mowed – Although a neatly clipped green lawn is the thing that appeals to many humans, it is not great for wildlife. Having an area of the lawn that you leave unmowed and sow some wildflower seeds in is a fantastic way to help many creatures to thrive in your garden.