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Grow a Wildlife Garden in a Small Space


If you have a small garden, you may be wondering if it can be wildlife friendly in such a small space. The good news is that no matter how small your garden, you can still attract moths, butterflies, and bees to the gorgeous flowers you have. If you are one of the many people wondering how to grow a wildlife garden in a small space, then read on!



Creating a Container Garden

If you haven’t heard of this before, container gardening is growing plants and flowers in pots and containers, rather than in the ground, and can produce vegetables and fruits that are excellent. Especially if you focus on growing plants that can grow easily: tomatoes, salads, peppers, and cucumbers. You can also grow some plants such as packed-egg flowers, phacelia, and fennel right next to them that will attract insects away from the crops that you have planted.

 

 

Create Boundaries

For fences or walls you could cover them with plants that climb, such as the clematis. You could also use window boxes and baskets that can be hung to help you maximize the space!

 

 

Make it Simple

When creating a garden with limited space, it would be best to avoid adding too much colour because it can look very overwhelming. Instead, you can mix up the textures that you have to create a beautiful effect. As you might know, when grass seeds germinate, a small space can quickly become overcrowded so always make sure you know which species can grow too large, too quickly.

 

 

Add a Small Pond

One of the most valuable things for wildlife in your garden is having a pond. You can dig one, or why not create one by recycling an old sink? Grow some plants that are perfect for ponds, including miniature oxygenators, iris, and water lily. Once you are done, all you have to do is to wait for the wildlife to move to the pond!

 

 

Retaining Water

When growing plants in boxes and baskets, bear in mind that they can dry out quickly, so remember to water them regularly!

You could even use a natural coconut fiber to line the plant pot and help the soil to keep hold of more water. Of course, don’t forget the visitors that your plants may get once in a while, so place a pan near the plants, so they have something to drink when they get thirsty.

 

 

Plants that can Survive in Indirect Light

Normally, gardens that are small don’t get the sunlight that they need, so choose plants that can live without direct sunlight. But if your garden can get five hours of sunlight every single day, then planting junipers, spruces and pines would be perfect.

 


I’m Ann from http://sumogardener.com! I have dedicated most of my life to gardening and I have been a fan of flowers and plants ever since I was a kid.