There are many options or ideas that can help you bring nature to your home, it is all about making use of the right garden ideas;
#1: Allow your lawn to grow wild
You cannot bring nature to you if you constantly mow your lawn, hence you need to leave a portion of the garden to grow wild if you want to create a natural attraction for nature. When you leave a corner of the lawn or a border to grow wild, you will not only encourage the growth of wildflowers, you will also attract butterflies and bees while the ground crawling insects will flourish thus creating a natural habitat that will attract all components of nature. You may want to rotate which area of the garden will be left to grow wild, from year to year.
#2: Bring nature with a part of your home
You can bring nature to you even with your house. The eaves of the house, for instance, can create some refuge for some wildlife components. You may want to create a green roof on top of your home to attract some natural growth but you need to ensure that the plants that grow will not cause leakages.
To attract garden nature through the eaves of your house, simply get some natural boxes, for different kinds of birds, a box with a 30-32mm entrance, for instance, can attract the likes of sparrows, while a larger box with 45mm entrance can attract species such as starlings. If you want to attract bats, you can also place their boxes near the eaves.
You should keep in mind that the eaves around the house can provide a much conducive atmosphere than trees, trees, for instance, can harbor hawks and some other large birds that eat bats. You may want to create different boxes facing a different direction and if you have a pond, you can create the nests nearby since bats prefer natural habitats such as ponds.
#3: Create a pond
If you don’t have a pond already in your home, you may want to create one and attract nature to you. A pond will provide drinking water to all kinds of animals, most especially birds and mammals. Ponds can also become a natural home to most insects and can also become a breeding area for toads, frogs, and newts. Make sure you create a standing water, no matter how small your garden space is, even if you can’t create a pond, you can get a large bucket of water somewhere near your patio and add some stones and brings into the bucket. There are discount pond liners who can help you make the right choices when it comes to designing your own pond to attract nature.
#4: Create a slow worm carpet
A small piece of fabric can be used to create slow worm carpet – reptiles that are often mistaken for snakes. Aside from slow worms, spreading a small, thick of fabric around specific parts of your garden can attract lizards and some other reptiles to take temporary shelters.