Create an indigenous ‘lawn’

Our wonderful gardens can play a very important role in creating islands of biodiversity for creatures that have lost their habitat due to urban development. A patch of indigenous grasses, whatever size, will make a valuable contribution in this direction. The mono-culture lawn is not attractive to most wild creatures.

Why not divide your existing lawn area into a ‘family activity’ area, with a conventional lawn, and a ‘natural veld’ area, where there is not so much traffic. Even in the smallest garden there is space for just such an area.

This tip is an extract from “Essential Organics - The Essence of Organic Gardening” written by Irmela Reichardt and edited by Margie Frayne. It is provided courtesy of Forrest Publications.

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