The human species is hogging all the space where practically could live native fauna: every day become more land in cities, eliminating habitat for animals originating in the place. Insect populations and reduce animal pollinators increasingly endangering our food and economy. But there are ways to live a little more with nature and give a small space for native animals. You can help by making your garden or yard more friendly to nature with the following steps
Planting a variety of native plants, including flowers that provide nectar for pollinators; herbs with foliage that serves as food for herbivorous, beneficial insects and larvae; shrubs that give small to feed the birds fruits, and trees with fruits, seeds and nuts consuming native animals. You can also incorporate feeders to help the animals survive the winter when food is scarce.
Water is a vital resource to sustain life, but often the only source of water in populated areas are already contaminated. Because of this, insects and native animals become weak and sick because they do not find enough water and that are dirty. A small lake, a fountain or birdbath provides water in dry seasons and also adds a decorative touch to your garden. Small pools near the base of a bush help sustain populations of frogs, salamanders, turtles, dragonflies, bees and butterflies. Change the water frequently and prevents stagnate and avoid mosquito breeding and keep the water clean for beneficial animals.
The animals need to feel safe to keep your well-being and raise their offspring. They also suffer from stress and that affects your health. Create hideouts with hedges, shrubs with dense foliage, areas with tall grass, wood piles, dead trees or any structure that provides protection from predators and inclement weather.
Fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides, poisons and most cleaning products are toxic and may disproportionately affect native animals. For example, bees are highly sensitive to a class of insecticides called neonicotinoids, and frogs and salamanders are the first to die when the water or the soil is contaminated. Manages pests in a sustainable way, using non-toxic herbicides and natural pesticides. Clean your home with eco-friendly products and prevents spillage of chlorine and petroleum products to the ground. Maintain a healthy and alive with natural fertilizers such as compost or soil worm tea. You are currently ecological alternative for all, use them!
Apart from pollution sources that we always consider (such as air pollution), other types of pollution are very common but little considered. The light and excessive noise also pollute! You can create a beautiful garden but if you have pointed horns blaring garden, animals will not feel safe there and will stay away. Silence and darkness are an important part of what imparts tranquility to wildlife. Artificial lighting and minimizes unnecessary noise as much as possible.
Once established, your garden will provide hours of tranquility in a bit of nature. You can observe insects and little animals that frequent the other parts of the city. You’ve created a truly special place.