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How to Create an Eco-Friendly Garden

How to Create an Eco-Friendly Garden

Gardens are home to a wide range of plants and wildlife species, so it is important to do everything we can to ensure that we are providing the right type of care for our gardens.

Making just a few simple changes to our gardens can make a huge difference for our planet, and provide a better environment for wildlife to live in.

Here’s how you can nurture your garden into becoming an environmentally friendly green haven for all wildlife species to enjoy.

Conserve Water

While water is key to blossoming a thriving garden, using too much can have negative effects on the environment.

There are many ways that you can conserve the amount of water you use, for example:

  • Use a watering can instead of a hose
  • Water early in the morning or late at night so that water doesn’t evaporate in the heat of the day before it can reach the roots where it’s needed
  • Don’t waste water on paths and patios
  • Add water retaining crystals to the soil to keep moisture

Give Wildlife a Home

While you may prefer your garden to look neat, try leaving a small section of your garden overgrown so that wildlife can hide and live there.

Consider putting up bird and bat boxes or a bug hotel for bees and other insects to live in. You can even build a pond to provide a drinking area for birds, frogs, toads and other wildlife species.

Bee-Friendly Plants

The number of bees is rapidly declining which could have serious consequences for us because so many of our food crops depend on them.

Try planting bee-friendly flowers, including a variety of different flower shapes to suit different feeding habits.

Use Recycled Plastic Fencing and Decking

Another way that you can ensure that your garden is completely eco-friendly is by choosing recycled garden furniture and fencing.

At Devon Contract Waste, we have a range of recycled plastic fencing and decking for both commercial and domestic clients in a range of different styles, so that you can create a garden that is not only good for the planet but stylish too.

There are a number of benefits of recycled fencing including:

  • 100% rot proof
  • Weather resistant
  • Impervious to insects
  • No treatment required
  • Water and frostproof
  • Will not rust
  • Maintenance free

Devon Contract Waste: Local Recycling Centre

As the leading waste disposal company in the South West, at Devon Contract Waste, we are well equipped to handle all your waste disposal needs.

With a range of waste disposal services including mini skip hire and bin supplier, we are committed to delivering the most environmentally friendly service possible.

To speak to a member of our friendly team, contact us here today.

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