Planting Schemes

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Consider food, water, shelter and breeding places for wildlife

Diversify structure

Simulate natural habitats equivalent to woodland and flower-rich grasslands when designing or changing planting schemes.

Reduce intrusive lighting. Although lighting is essential for security in some areas, it can also cause disturbance to nocturnal animals. Use downward focussed and low spillage lighting with light sensitive switching mechanisms. Turn off unnecessary lights.

Create a compost heap. This will allow you to recycle your green waste produced from grounds maintenance and also create a good wildlife habitat. Compost heaps are an excellent food and shelter source for invertebrates. They also provide shelter for amphibians, reptiles and some mammals.

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