Attracting Wildlife to your Garden
It’s been a rather big talking point this season, attracting wildlife to our gardens and at Malvern Garden Buildings, we couldn’t be happier! As we provide luxury garden buildings to our lovely customers all over the UK, we are unnervingly aware of the sad fact that the wildlife in our gardens is at an all-time low. Thanks to naturalist Chris Packham and his launch of the People’s Manifesto for Wildlife, we are now all able to understand, appreciate and take action ourselves to help improve our dire situation.
Tidy less and attract more
One of the first things you can do in your own garden to begin attracting wildlife is to keep at least one area less tidy than the rest. Let the grass grow, allow the flowers to flourish and leave old pots and plants as they are. All of these things will help encourage those smaller animals and bugs to set up home. The more butterflies, bugs and small creatures you have, the more you’ll be able to encourage birds and larger wildlife too! This is just the beginning!
Of course, having clean bird baths and well stocked feeders always help to attract birds to your garden, but take it a step further by planting small trees and shrubs for them to use as homes – as well as clever hiding places from pesky cats and dogs. If you want to help even more, give your feathered friends a stylish abode with a bird box in a quiet, safe area of your garden to allow them to rest and nest.
It goes without saying that pesticides have a profound and detrimental affect on British wildlife. Pesticides are used to keep your flowerbeds and vegetable patches looking fresh and healthy, but there are safer options! By avoiding using them or switching to more eco-friendly options you will be helping wildlife to thrive and be safe in the place they call home.
British Wildlife is beautiful. It’s diverse and it is something we can all be proud of. At Malvern Garden Buildings we believe we can’t just sit back and let our native species decline further into extinction. After all, if we step aside and do nothing, we will miss our beautiful gardens in years to come! Let’s take the steps to preserve our nature now, so we can sit back and enjoy our garden buildings well into the future.
Small changes can make a big difference, so let’s take care of our wildlife and preserve what we love most about the great outdoors.