You either want to include more natural elements into your garden but don’t have the time or inclination. Or you’re a garden designer who can’t seem to put these elements in their brief for fear that it will cause an unwanted workload.
Low-maintenance plants in the garden like daphne and hellebores provide sustenance for insects during winter.
The garden can be a great place to relax, entertain, and spend time with the kids. It should never feel like a burden.
A garden has a calming effect and is often close to homes and the natural world.
Many garden briefs ignore how nature can help you. They often focus on pushing away the trees and plants that clean the air, create wildlife corridors across cities etc. We often overlook and disregard the natural beauty in our efforts to maintain a yard – we lay more artificial grass, cut down trees, and even pave entire gardens for easy maintenance.
The Room Outside
The idea of outdoor living spaces is nothing new, but it has become increasingly popular over time. It has become especially relevant in the last two decades as programs like Groundforce on TV make it seem like an extension of your home space. Though our gardens can often act as extensions of our living space, they are not technically considered rooms.
One example of this is how calling a garden an “outdoor room” has become commonplace, influencing the way people tend to design gardens. If the garden is a room, it should look beautiful all year round and if it’s not a room, then it only needs a quick clean every now and again, just like the living space inside your home.
The design should be as low-maintenance as possible, which means minimal mowing, weeding, leaf-blowing and pruning.
What Nature-friendly Garden Can Give You
A 2015 ‘Nature Challenge’ was run by The Wildlife Trusts. Participants were asked to participate in one ‘wild’ activity every day for a month, with regular feedback on their experience. The challenge turned out to be just as good for the spirit, with participants scoring themselves in better health than at the start.
Simple activities such as feeding wild birds and planting flowers that attract bees had a surprisingly beneficial effect, with an increase of 30% in people reporting themselves in excellent health by the end of the challenge.
Other research has shown how a view of nature can decrease the need for painkillers, aid healing, rest the mind and reduce negative emotions.
Research into human development shows that children are particularly keen to explore the natural world. It is crucial that they have the chance to do so for their own happiness and progress.
Nature plays an important role in our health. We’ve all heard the saying “Go outside, play and enjoy nature!” It’s much easier said than done.
Nature-friendly gardens can provide many benefits for children and adults alike, especially by offering opportunities for rest & relaxation.
How Landscaping Companies Get Involved
Bosnia Landscapes is passionate about the environment and we want to care for it together.
Being part of an industry that is at the very heart of producing natural solutions is extremely satisfying. We can help people find distance from life, or we can create a simpler situation that blends in with Nature.
If we take care to nurture it, it will provide us with all of the benefits mentioned.
Create Gardens That Benefit Clients and Nature
What will happen to your garden or the gardens of your clients? While we are not advocating for wild gardens, we are looking at how the space can be used to promote enjoyment.
Our gardens are award-winning and have a high level of hard landscaping. They have formal designs and minimalist planting. Rather than telling you what it should and shouldn’t look like, we carefully select our materials and plants to make sure they will complement your garden.
Our garden design specialists can help you create a plan that suits your needs and includes nature-friendly elements so you can have a garden that contributes to the environment. Low-maintenance gardens are not the only thing you need to install in a garden.
Other things like a water feature, benches, an arbour can pick up your design if done properly. You can bring the wonders of nature closer to your window with a more sustainable design. That way, you don’t have to travel as far to enjoy the natural landscapes local flora and fauna have to offer.
Bosnia Landscaping has a deep understanding of how to make small changes in your garden that make a big impact and provide you with a space where you can live and relax.
You can attract wildlife to your garden by planting bushes, trees, and flowering plants or you can plant grasses and flowers by the lawn. One option is to have a small pond while minimizing any routine lawn-mowing. We have a lot of resources available to design a sustainable garden for you. The result will be an interesting garden all year long.
We understand the importance of business to be Nature-friendly and we offer services to take your design to the next level. Whether you need a gardener, landscaper, or interior designer, our team is always here. If you’d like to make small changes to your garden to help wildlife, we are happy to advise.
Alternatively, if you would like to make some changes, however small, to your existing garden with a view to supporting wildlife and are wondering what you could reasonably do, we’re happy to advise.