With an estimated 2 million gardens in Ireland alone, making small changes will not only help benefit biodiversity but also time spent in nature is good for our well-being and mental health.
Author of the new guide, Juanita Browne wanted to inspire people to make small changes by creating simple guides to gardening with biodiversity in mind.
Juanita says, “Gardening for biodiversity doesn’t equate to letting your garden go wild, but doing things a little differently. For instance, when choosing plants to buy in a garden centre, perhaps you could choose plants that have insects on their flowers.”
“Or you could create a wildflower strip around your lawn where dandelions, daisies, clover and other wildflowers are allowed to grow. These small changes can bring huge benefits for biodiversity”.