Halting the loss of biodiversity is one of the most valuable eco-friendly features that can meet the gardens. If they designed properly maintained and become true refuges for flora and fauna.
But not only that, because if we do need both public parks and private gardens will become pockets of wildlife that serve as a transit point for birds and insects in their migratory journey.
But how do I get it? What can we do to make our garden a paradise of biodiversity? In this post we give you some tips for adding easily do simple actions that are within our reach.
Welcome, birds and pollinators
Attract birds and pollinating insects must be one of the main objectives for a garden looking biodiversity. Not surprisingly, bees, bumblebees and butterflies, hummingbirds, among other pollinators, are key to the balance of ecosystems elements.
When choosing one or the other plants we have in mind is the color that attracts mainly. We choose local species together.
It colors grouping them by species and facilitate the work. For example, the butterflies are attracted to purple flowers, while bees prefer the white, yellow and blue tones.
Lavender, thyme, daisies, roses, wallflowers, tulips, dandelions, bay leaf, sage, clover … and give them free care pesticides and chemicals in general. As shown in the list of spontaneous growth plants are included, that we so often call weeds.
Organic gardening, in fact, is a key to our garden attractive to them requirement. Or, what it is the same, to provide nectar and pollen they need for their survival.
In turn, attract birds requires a series of attentions. From place a small fountain where they can bathe and drink to typical birdseed feeders and houses that do nest function.
An ecosystem in balance
In turn, we make it easy for other insects and small mammals, always within a balanced ecosystem. Indeed, this balance is the enormous advantages of attracting biodiversity.
On the one hand, we get a healthy ecosystem, where the pests are not proliferate. While it is true that the insect pests can be a problem at first, when they are minimized ecosystem develops.
Should it occur, the ecosystem should regulate it, and if it does not apply biological controls could not affect pollinators and other beneficial insects. Avoid chemical solutions is possible, either by using neem oil, homemade solutions ranging from crushed eggshells, coffee grounds, the peel of citrus fruits, vinegar or soapy water, for instance.
The use of natural fertilizer, quilting the floor or leave areas at will grow wild herbs (known as weeds) helps promote biodiversity.
What plants put?
Think pollinators, amphibians, mammals and birds is important when choosing plants and trees. If we want to attract squirrels, pine trees are an excellent choice whereas he is trying to reconcile the election of local species, possibly threatened or endangered, and while seeking to attract biodiversity.
Local plants are an excellent choice if our intention is that biodiversity is similar to the area. Only then we will make the wildlife feel more attracted.
Vegetation combine different heights and choose different soil types will help us create different habitats.
Create shelters under rocks
In this sense, the stones give much play. Placed on the floor, forming paths, using them as spacers or stacking them are an interesting way of enabling small animals, such as salamanders, beetles and others develop their beneficial activity on a regular basis.
Whether flat stones or rock type, is a perfect material to decorate and promote biodiversity. We can also use them to border ponds, or to create a special space rustic style.
Succulent plants that require little watering and are very easy to care will help prevent soil erosion. Along with the stones will create a suitable living space for these little animals swarm to their own devices.
Lastly, the tiles also make this same function. As shown in the picture above, you busters with minimal ground or substrate for growing plants in a very different kind. Along with dry leaves and crannies of these tiles we give away a perfect place for bichines.
Why put a pond?
Building a pond is a really effective way of getting decorative biodiversity in our garden. A plant and animal variety that can range from amphibians to local water plants.
Above all, avoid turning the pond into a kind of aquarium or ornamental fountain, where aesthetics prime or whim. The right approach has little to do with this type of approach.
Yes, indeed, water lilies are beautiful, and the goldfish, but not about that. Informemonos on aquatic fauna and flora in the area. Soon we discover that having a small pond in the garden can be an important aid to save species that are about to disappear.