What is an organic garden? The simple answer is organic gardening means not using synthetic fertilizers or pesticides on the plants in your garden but it is also about what you do in your garden from improving the soil, making your own compost, controlling weeds and insects naturally and making wildlife work for you.
It’s not difficult to change your style of gardening and while it might initially feel daunting, you can reap the benefits long-term.
As every nature-lover knows, your own back garden can provide a wonderful opportunity for watching wildlife, offering you the chance to get close to some of Britain’s most secretive and fascinating creatures on an almost daily basis.
Whether you want to encourage wildlife into your garden or to help sustain the visitors you already have there are just two fundamental things to do: somewhere safe to breed and shelter and somewhere to forage throughout the year.
It does not need to be hard or expensive just a few wildlife friendly additions will help and encourage visitors to your garden.
- Soil Improvement
- Wild Flower Planting
- Planting Beneficial and companion plants
- Natural Pest Control
- Vegetable Plots
- Rainwater collection
- Log Piles
- Compost Heaps
- Bird boxes
- Hedgehog Hibernation
- Bee, Hover flies, Lacewing and Ladybird Nest