A Beginners Guide to a Wildlife Friendly Garden

This year, our attention as a business is very much focused around Wildlife. So this is anther nature base blog on the different ways you can increase the wildlife in your back garden.

One of the easiest ways to increase wildlife in the back garden is to leave your grass area free from mowing. No Mow May is an initiative set up to give your grass a break from mowing, this gives wildlife, insect and other life to move in and flourish. 

Another way to attract more wildlife is to put out food for birds and bird/bat boxes. By providing a habitat for animals and food you provide a great environment for wildlife to flourish. When hanging both the bird box and the bird feeders its best to place in a sheltered space to protect them from predators. Bat boxes need to hung high to allow the bats to drop out. 

Provide climbing plants on either borders or against the property. By providing vertical plants not only does it provide wildlife a great source of food, but also provides shelter and cover, sometimes year round. Clematis and certain varieties of rose are also excellent climbers for wildlife.

Building an inset hotel is also an easy way to improve wildlife in the garden. 

Leave piles of rocks, twigs and rotting wood in your garden. This will provide plenty of shelter for insects such as beetles and spiders.

Creating a pond will make a huge difference to the biodiversity and the perk is that it doesn’t even need to take up much room, simply a bucket or trough will work just fine. When filling the pond ensure using water from a water butt (unchlorinated water) and fill with stones and branches to help wildlife in and out.