Stop fertiliser use or try using phosphorus-free fertiliser to prevent run-off.
Leave some wild species of flower to flourish. For example, dandelions, daisies, buttercups, clover and speedwell are a great source of pollen and nectar for pollinators.
Reduce the amount you mow to allow existing plants to flower and set seed. The best thing about this is that you can feel positive about helping wildlife whilst also saving yourself time!
There are a number of things you can do to show you aren’t neglecting your garden, but actually helping pollinators. Simply put up a sign in your garden, or you can even mow a neat border and pathways around sections of longer grass to show that it’s intentional. Finally, you can tell your neighbours about Naturehood, encourage them to have a go themselves, and work with others in your community to create a thriving Naturehood for insects and other animals!
There’s a number of options you can get involved with, depending on the size of your Naturespace and the amount of time you have. Remember to let us know what you’ve done by visiting the record your actions page, so we can see how these amazing actions are helping local wildlife.
Take a look at some of these excellent guides for additional hints and tips on the best management of your Naturespace.