Biodiversity is something we see all the time and nature. And yet, rarely do we see it in our own back gardens.
After all, we all have a dream paradise we want to make out of the wilderness just behind our houses, and often enough, we cut it all back and make sure it looks flat and tamed.
But there’s so much more you can do with your garden space! A lot of different plants, ornaments, and natural formations could go out there. Of course, not a single one of them has to look ugly and wild.
Your garden can be biodiverse. It doesn’t have to be an overgrown mess. And it doesn’t have to be 20 different types of grass that hurt to look at! Biodiversity can look good in many ways. So read on, as we’re going to go through a few of them below.
Use These Three Techniques to Create Biodiversity
1 – Create a Flow of Water
Water brings in a lot of biodiversity. Indeed, it can bring in new animals, it can help the grass and aquatic plants to seed and grow naturally, and you might even notice a frog out there one day!
Everyone loves a good water feature, and even more so when it’s actually worked into the land itself! And you don’t even have to try and carve out a little steam or pond yourself – plenty of Landscaping Services exist out there for you to rely on. Tell them what you want, have them draw it out and approve of the design. Then, you can watch as your idyllic trickle of water is built to run from one side of your garden to another.
2 – Swap out the Weeds for More Plants
Sure, you may like having a pristine and deep green looking lawn, but those weeds are going to break through sooner or later. Anything invasive, that you don’t want to see, needs to be ripped out and replaced with a flower you do like! This chore will help to stop the weeds from growing back. Plus, it makes much more practical use of your lawn.
At the same time, learn how to effectively deal with the plants that push others out and make a mess of your garden – it’s much easier to tear down that Ivy or that Honeysuckle than you might think.
3 – Bring in the Birds!
And finally, focus on bringing in more birds (and flying insects) into your garden. Give them feeders to hang on, give them homes to nest in, and even give them natural bird baths to stop and take a break in on hot days. You can even use certain types of plants to help encourage more and more birds to pay you a visit – you can find a handy list of such flowers right here.
The Takeaway: Enjoy Your Biodiversity
Garden biodiversity doesn’t have to be impossible to achieve, nor does it have to be an eyesore that you hate spending time in. Make sure you focus on the environment when designing your garden – it pays to think green these days, and your effort goes a long way!