Learning how to create a wildlife friendly garden is a great way to change up your garden space and at the same time, design an area that provides food and shelter for lots of different creatures. There is no right or wrong way to make a wildlife friendly garden. No matter the size, every garden can offer a range of different habitats for different types of wildlife. This how‐to guide will take you through some of the simple things you can do to create a wildlife friendly garden.
Let’s start with what you’ll need to create a wildlife garden.
This is a great, fun and easy project – one that the whole family can get involved in, though adult supervision is advised at all times. If you do find yourself using any power tools or new pieces of equipment, always read the instruction manuals attached.
If you are unsure about anything, please reach out to a certified expert.
Embrace the wild side
One of the easiest ways you can encourage wildlife into your garden is by letting your grass grow.
Don’t worry, you don’t have to leave the whole garden to turn into an overgrown jungle. Just keep some areas of un-cut, longer grass to make a great habitat for all types of insects and minibeasts. This in turn creates the perfect feeding area for hungry birds.
You can encourage your grass to grow faster and thicker by using grass feed and watering it well.
Top tip: Mowing your lawn once every four weeks will give short-grass plants (like daisies) a chance to flower.