Don’s Tips: How To Help The Environment

 Birds

Do you want to do your bit for the environment?  Well here goes, in order:

1. Feed the local birds.  Put out seeds for parrots and finches.  Try some lorikeet mix from a pet shop for nectar-feeding birds.  Plant grevilleas, kangaroo paws, bottlebrushes and banksias for nectar-feeding birds.

2. Don’t use toxic chemicals in the garden.  The sprays that are safe are:

  • Yates Success for most insects
  • Dipel for caterpillars
  • Eco Fungicide for fungal diseases
  • Yates Anti Rot for root rot

3. Use fertilisers sparingly

4. Compost all green waste, kitchen scraps etc

5. Build a pond and some dense leafy groundcovers for frogs.  Use solar UV lights to attract insects for the frogs at night.

Always leave your garden better than you found it.

Hooroo!

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