Planting woodlands of any size can be exciting, and relatively cheap if done correctly. Learn how we go about ensuring that happens
Interested in creating a wild space? Whether it's a whole estate or a back garden - there's always space for nature. Click here to find out more
Wetlands, marshes bogs and ponds can be some of the most visibly stunning and ecologically rich habitats. Thinking of building one? Let's get you started!
Rewilding has been a buzz word for a number of years, and is loosely defined as an area being transformed to a more natural or naturalised habitat from an industrial, agricultural or man made one.
Do you see that garden to the right?
As pleasant as it looks at first glance, it's not wildlife friendly. For one, the lawn is all one, perhaps two grass species at most - there are no flowers, varying areas of grass height or mosaic patches for life to grow. It's perfectly possible to have a 'wild lawn' that still works as a conventional one does - but gives more space for life! We specialise in integrating flowers into lawns - contact us to start a conversation on your wild lawn today!
This garden only has ornamental, non-native shrubs that very few insects can live in and around. A shrub or two with berries for both people and wildlife to enjoy can provide a tasty splash of colour and diversity to your land. For this garden, we would suggest blackthorn produce fantastic fruits for jams and crumble, and support over a hundred insect species - that attracts more birds too. The spring flowers are beautiful, and it would also give some space for your robins, sparrows or blackbirds to breed in.
Simple measures can be taken in your garden to encourage wildlife. Building a pond, leaving a few small areas of your lawn longer to allow insects to live, leaving the leaves that fall off of your trees in a pile for birds to forage in, or leaving a hole in your fence for hedgehogs to get through.
Whether it's building a pond, wildflower meadow - or wildflower lawn, we can help make that a reality.
Gardens make up a huge portion of our cities greenspace, and creating little oases of wildlife friendly spots is vital to preserving what we have left. Our business is designed to help streamline the process of anyone wanting to help their birds, bees and buttercups.
But your land is unique - and we can help you create areas and an easy to manage strategy to create space for wildlife in your garden using our experience in conservation and habitat improvement. So why not give us a call or send us a message today? Your garden will thank you for it!
Woodlands of any size can be one of the most rewarding environments to create in an area when done correctly. Not only are they invaluable in creating habitats for native species, they also act as a carbon sink to help fight climate change.
Not all trees however, are suited to every piece of land. Too often gardeners or landowners are given the wrong advice as to what to plant and where, sometimes costing thousands of pounds in saplings that die before they get a chance to get going, or simply because the species chosen is not suitable to the area. The structure of a woodland, its glades, surrounding shrubs and understory all play a critical role in both the aesthetics and functionality of a wood, and are often overlooked in favour of the trees themselves.
This is where The Habitat People come in. Knowing which trees prefer more sheltered conditions, wetter soils, and how the structure of the wood will look in ten, twenty or even fifty years time all need to be considered when planting. Creating the right structure for a healthy, natural looking woodland is something that only comes with experience, and is why we can help you to really build an area to last.
So why not call us to talk about what you're planning today? Perhaps we can help!
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If you're a landowner or estate manager, or own over an acre of land, it can be daunting to create spaces and habitats that are effective. You might think building planting trees or leaving an area of grass unmown forever is a good way to provide for wildlife - and in the short term, you might be right.
The trees you planted often need cover from shrubs though - did you know most bird species need shrubs to breed rather than trees?
One of the biggest problems in grasslands is having grasses as a single age - after a few years they will be overgrown and suffocate any other species that had started to grow in the area. Managed wildflower grasslands are often much cheaper to maintain than lawns, and in the current economic climate - why not save a few pounds whilst helping your local wildlife?
And what about interactions? Should you have the protected grass area next to the woodlands, or a part of it?
This is where we come in. Using our experience and knowledge of ecology, we can help you manage and design these areas to maximise the benefit for biodiversity. If you're interested in a quote to manage your land for biodiversity, or having a conversation about the existing management you have in place, we're happy to take your call or email. Drop us a line here!