Living in Britain, we are very lucky to have a wide variety of wildlife to view, one way you can encourage them to visit your garden is through designing a traditional garden design.
As more homes are being built, more natural habitats are being destroyed, meaning it is important to maintain habitats for different types of wildlife within your garden. There are more private gardens in the UK than parks and nature reserves – in fact there is a massive fifteen million private gardens in the UK which wildlife can be attracted too.
There are a number of different ways you can attract wildlife into your garden. One of the most popular ways is by building a pond as they are great for providing shelter to frogs and newts as well as water for birds. If you are considering creating a pond in your garden then you need to design it effectively. Perhaps you could bring it into your current garden and host a ‘nature reserve’ around it, a place for wildlife to hibernate in the Winter or to relax in the Summer.
You could also invest in a bird table for your garden. Bird watching is a very popular hobby for millions of people. Some go to nature reserves to ‘bird watch’, so why not encourage them into your own back garden? Bird watching is a very healthy hobby as it encourages people to go outside and get some needed fresh air which generally makes people feel healthier and happier. In fact, as well as a bird table, you could also invest in a small bird house to encourage even more birds into your garden.
If you are looking to attract wildlife into your garden, you could also choose to plant a tree or hedge. This can be home to a number of different types of wildlife including hedgehogs, field mice and voles to name a few. Hedgehogs in particular tend to find it difficult to find a home in the Winter, in fact nearly a quarter of hedgehogs born into the wild die as they can’t find somewhere safe to sleep. If you plant a hedge then you may be lucky enough to see a hedgehog and you could protect the wildlife species.
Wildlife in Britain is truly beautiful and should be implemented into your garden design to be fully enjoyed. It doesn’t matter whether you have a traditional garden design or a contemporary garden design, wildlife can be attracted to both.