Your natural gardens do not necessarily need to be wild and unruly to be wildlife garden havens. They can be structured and
Implementing all or any one of the suggestions below will give you a more natural wildlife garden and bring your gardens alive. Above all, the key is to reach a balance.
We should all work towards making gardens more natural, include more plants and habitats aimed at encouraging and keeping wildlife in.
Bees most certainly do need all the help they can get at the moment. You can really make a difference. Single flowering species are the order of the day when selecting your trees, shrubs and border plants.
Wherever you are in the world, when designing a garden, it is common to consider color, aesthetics, and ease of maintenance. However, as our world becomes more urbanized, places for wildlife are becoming rarer and planting for wildlife becomes more important. Here are some general gardening tips for the natural gardener to help you make your natural garden a haven for those with wings or fur, whether you live in the middle of the woods or on a city rooftop.
A natural gardener, a gardener that gardens in a more naturalistic way making gardens come alive with nature.
Feeders are an obvious draw for luring animals to your backyard, but planting fruit, nut trees
Go bright with your flowers, particularly tubular ones, they are a great nectar source for hummingbirds and if you have some nice shrubbery nearby for them to build nests, you may have a summer-long treat. Butterflies prefer
Creating a Butterfly Garden involves planning your garden to attract, retain, and encourage butterfly populations to visit. You should select a variety of nectar-producing plants (butterfly food plants) with the goal of providing flowers in bloom throughout the season.
For any creature to make your yard or garden a permanent home they need a constant source of water. If you want to think small, a birdbath should be sufficient. If you want a water feature, you should consider a few things.
First, chlorine is not a good idea.
To avoid stagnation and mosquitoes, try a running water component, either a waterfall or fountain.
Barley balls are a nice addition to help avoid mosquito larvae as well.
If you want to promote frog and fish habitat, make sure you have some aquatic vegetation or overhanging ledges for them to hide.
Pestival believes insects are critical to human life on Earth. They are by far the most diverse group of animals on Earth, with over a million species documented. And yet insects are frequently misunderstood, reviled or, at best, ignored by the majority of the human population.