3. Controlled Chaos
If you love a manicured lawn, but want to see more wildlife in your garden, reserve a patch of grass or an area of the garden which can be left to let nature take its course. Throwing wildflower seeds into a corner or letting the grass grow longer will provide a breeding ground for insects which, in turn, will attract birds and hedgehogs as they have something to feast on.
There are many benefits to composting. It’s a cheap and easy way to create healthy soil packed with useful organic matter. Not only is this a sustainable way to reuse food and garden waste, but the heaps also create shelter, food and warmth for worms, toads, hedgehogs and birds. However, to avoid rats and rodents, don’t add cooked foods like meat or fish, and avoid fats such as cheese.
5. Just add water
It doesn’t matter what size garden you have, adding water will attract some form of wildlife. If you have space, a full-sized pond is perfect for animals to drink out of and amphibians to breed. You may even want to incorporate plants within the pond to attract insects. If space is a little bit tight or you simply don’t want a pond, a dish of water can be enough to attract animals, especially in extreme heat when they need a drink.