With the decline in natural habitats the suburban garden has become an important
refuge for all types of wild life. To sustain our wildlife friendly gardening needs
to be encouraged with methods for creating a helpful environment for creatures to
It is not necessary to let your garden go wild to achieve a suitable environment
for attracting wild life, nor is there a great effort involved. With only a little
know how you can create a beneficial and enjoyable garden environment.
Benefiting wild life can be as simple as the few ideas listed here;
Placing a few nesting boxes for bats or birds.
Adding a small pond or water feature.
Small log or leaf piles can create a home or hide away for many creatures.
Leaving a small uncultivated area in a corner of the garden.
The need for the use of chemicals is a misconception and can only do harm to your
garden, besides being directly detrimental to wild life the use of chemicals affects
the food chain through contamination of environment, food and water source. The negative
results can not justify the expense of chemical controls within the suburban garden.
With a good gardening philosophy we can created a safe clean and healthy environment
for wild life pets and ourselves.
By encouraging predators creatures considered garden pests can easily be controlled,
Amongst the predators, Frogs, Toads, Bird’s and Hedgehogs all eat what could be considered
harmful to the garden, Insects, Slugs, and Snails. By controlling the pests by the
use of chemicals removes the food source of friendly creatures.