Our Top 10 Wildlife Gardening Tips

  • Choose plants that flower at different times of year to ensure that pollen & nectar are available over a long period.  Pick trees/shrubs with berries.
  • Create a water feature in your garden - a pond (without fish), marshy area, bird bath or pebble bubbler.
  • Delay cutting back perennials until the spring. The seed heads provide valuable food for creatures through the winter.  Stems & foliage provide shelter for hibernating insects.
  • Recycle your kitchen and garden waste to create compost for the garden. This gives you free fertiliser & a great home for many beneficial animals.
  • Grow up!  Climbers provide valuable cover & food, as well as adding extra interest to the garden. Set trellises 10cm from wall or fence to allow room for nests.
  • Dead wood is a valuable habitat, supporting a wide range of invertebrates. Dead wood can be used to create a simple wood pile or interesting feature.
  • Add bird & bat boxes, build bee & toad abodes & don’t forget to feed the birds.
  • Leave part of your lawn a bit longer & see what flowers, or cut it annually. Long grass is excellent for grasshoppers, beetles & amphibians.
  • Use mulches to control weeds, select disease resistant varieties of plants & always use cultural or biological control methods to combat pests. Aim for a natural balance
  • Use peat free products – there are lots available.

Wildlife Gardening Leaflets

Just click on the links below to download these informative leaflets:

Birds and Bushes


Guest or Pest?

Mini Meadows

Small Spaces

Wild and Wet

Marbled White Butterfly



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