Go Organic with pesticides
and fertilizers or don’t use any if possible.
If you do not have one,
build a pond. A pond the size of a bath
will massively increase the biodiversity of your garden. Allow it to fill
naturally with rainwater where possible and take care not to introduce any
invasive alien species of pond plant.
Allow at least some of
your lawn to grow long for a couple of months or more in the summer. Hopefully
you will see a variety of different grasses and wildflowers appearing. Leave
flowers to set seed before you cut the lawn.
When you cut the grass
collect and ideally compost the cuttings. This will mimic the effect of large
grazing animals without the issues of actually keeping any!
If your garden has borders
try to make them green. Plant mixed hedges of native species if you can. Grow
climbers or fruit species against fences to improve habitat height and
Work together with
neighbours to try and link gardens so that small mammal species such as
hedgehogs can move freely from garden to garden.
Plant a variety of flowering
species to ensure nectar is available for as much of the year as possible.