05 Aug Encourage wildlife with healthy plants
The news and social media are full of stories about climate change, the loss of fragile ecosystems the world over, and decreasing biodiversity. These things may seem irrelevant to our busy lives but in truth they affect us all. A single insect species might not look important in the grand scheme of things, but it really is. That grand scheme is affected by every single part of every single ecosystem.
Every ecosystem, including here in the UK, depends on the delicate balance between all the species. If even one species disappears then the others are thrown out of balance. Some may increase disproportionately, and others may suffer as a result of the first disappearance. Even if you hate all plants and animals and look at this issue selfishly, it impacts on ALL of us. Bearing in mind that mankind’s food supply depends on plants being pollinated, and that animal species of one kind or another are often involved in this, it really does matter!! So, we should all do our bit to guard against the loss of more species. Luckily, if you have any sort of a garden it’s easy to do so.
Encourage wildlife with strong plants
Growing plants that encourage wildlife is the first step, of course. Plants provide food and shelter for a wide variety of invertebrates, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. We like to feel that Rosewood does its bit, since a carefully-designed irrigation system gives plants a strength and vigour that they would not have otherwise. Healthy plants bring in wildlife and then help to sustain it, with nectar, berries, seeds and leaves all providing food. The healthier the plant, the better it flowers and then fruits, and the more animals it can feed.
To put it simply, good watering (preferably thanks to Rosewood) equals strong plants equals strong wildlife! If you’d like advice about an irrigation system, give us a call on 01727 811448.