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Sustainable Gardening

Sustainable Gardening

  • Learn to make your own compost using waste from the home and garden.
  • Choose plants that will attract wildlife - plants with flowers and berries. Try to use native plants.
  • Leave an area to grow a bit wilder for insects and birds. Butterflies like nettles to lay their eggs.
  • Put up nest boxes and have an area of water - a pond or even just a birdbath.

  • Construct a log pile for hedgehogs and insects. By encouraging this wildlife into your garden you will have natural predators to control such pests as slugs, snails and aphids.
  • Avoid the use of chemicals in the garden which can kill wildlife. Visit Garden Organic, the UK's leading organic growing charity for advice on growing without chemicals.
  • Think about growing your own fruit and vegetables.
  • Invest in a water butt and use this water for the garden - avoid the use of sprinklers.
  • To reduce water loss from soil mulch your garden well in the spring.
  • Avoid the use of peat in your garden - there are lots of peat alternatives.
  • Recycle your plant pots.
  • Make sure that all timber that you use in your garden (including furniture) comes from sustaibly managed forests.

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