WHAT DO I MEAN BY A WILD GARDEN AND REWILDING AN AREA IN YOUR GARDEN OR ALLOTMENT?
Rewilding is when you restore an area of land, fields, garden, or old building site… to its natural uncultivated state. You then let nature take over and do its thing.
Creating a natural ecosystem to transform the space.
This process can offer a huge range of benefits to the surrounding area and to your garden.
The benefits can be so life-changing for the plants in your garden and it can be the difference between only just living and thriving.
WHAT BENEFIT CAN REWILD YOUR AREA OFFER?
Rewilding will actively attract pollinators and beneficial insects to your garden.
This will help to improve the health and resilience of your pants, proving natural and very efficient pest control, and encouraging stronger crops of fruit and veg with more seeds for new plants the following year.
With this, rewilding your garden can also provide support for the soil and the ecosystem within the soil to feed your garden throughout the growing year.
It can also provide food for wildlife over the winter months.
THIS IS JUST SCRATCHING THE SURFACE OF HOW REWILDING CAN BENEFIT YOUR GARDEN.
The insects and wildlife who call your area their home, the creatures who live in this environment, are the natural predators for a lot of the pests that can cause damage to your plants and cause work for you.
If you provide even a tiny area for them to live and feed then you are naturally and very quickly going to improve the health and productivity of your garden. This area doesn't have to be massive.
Just with a few small actions, that's all it takes, and you will make a world of difference.