Increase biodiversity in your own garden
Promoting biodiversity in your home garden is a brilliant way to preserve nature and support a healthy habitat in your community.
It needn’t be complicated or impact the look of your garden; a few small and simple adjustments can have a big impact.
Here’s a few of our favourite clever ways to increase biodiversity in your own garden.
Plant trees and shrubs
Trees and shrubs make it easier for birds to nest and for other insects to thrive in your garden.
Choose native plant species
Do some research when planting and where possible choose plant species that are native to your local area. This will naturally help provide food and habitat for native species living nearby.
Try a ‘wild corner’
If you have space on your property to do so, leave an area of your garden free for wild plants to grow. Many weeds and wildflowers are not harmful and will also attract a brilliant array of interesting bugs and insects, and even hedgehogs, if the area is large enough.
Make a pile
A pile of rocks in your garden can help insects flourish, while a pile of old wood can help insects and funghi flourish, too.
Provide food and water
Making seeds and water readily available will help bring birds and other small animals to your garden. Choose plants with seeds or install a bird feeder in your garden and watch over time as more and more wildlife begins to appear.
Think about soil
Good soil quality is a simple way to encourage biodiversity. Be mindful of chemicals, go organic where possible, use compost to top up soil, and consider whether it’s worthwhile to add any other soil conditioners.
Do you have any tips to promote biodiversity in your garden? Share your wisdom in the comments below.
Rachel - Silversurfers Assistant Editor
Latest posts by Rachel - Silversurfers Assistant Editor (see all)
- Dating stories from over 50s - February 13, 2020
- Do you find it easier to be yourself online? - February 12, 2020
- What’s the best romance film? - February 10, 2020
- Songs About Love – Our Silversurfers Valentine’s Day Playlist - February 10, 2020
- Epic Love Songs Playlist - February 8, 2020
Leave a Comment!
Community Terms & Conditions
These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to our site (contributions), and to any interactive services associated with it.
You must comply with the spirit of the following standards as well as the letter. The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.
be accurate (where they state facts); be genuinely held (where they state opinions); and comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted.
Contributions must not:
contain any material which is defamatory of any person; or contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory; or promote sexually explicit material; or promote violence; promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; or infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person; or be likely to deceive any person; or be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence; or promote any illegal activity; or be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety; or be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person; or be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person; or give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case; or advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.
Nurturing a safe environment
Our Silversurfers community is designed to foster friendships, based on trust, honesty, integrity and loyalty and is underpinned by these values.
We don't tolerate swearing, and reserve the right to remove any posts which we feel may offend others... let's keep it friendly!