Landscaping ideas for sustainable outdoor spaces is at the forefront of the conscious designers’ mind. With a growing concern and an increasing awareness of climate change, it has us all looking for how we can play our part to help. By making a more enlightened decision we could decrease our impact on the environment, from greatly to minimal. And in the process, create a more viable environment that supports native plants, insects, animals and that requires little maintenance for maximum benefit.
By creating a space where pollinators are not only welcomed but encouraged to visit, will help counteract the depletion of habitats. After all when you use plants that have developed and occurred naturally not only will the plants flourish, but so will the local birds, bees and wildlife as a whole.
Traditional turf requires a serious amount of water replenishment on a regular basis. And with UK councils quick to slap a hose pipe ban in the summer months, artificial grass can be a great alternative. With so many options for artificial grass, it can have the look and feel of natural grass, minus the hassle and hoggish water behaviour.
Within the UK, meadows have been in serious decline for some years now. However they’re of still of great importance and proving to be a crucial habitat. Not only visually beautiful, but offers over 150 different species of flower and grasses. That also support countless insects from bees to grasshoppers, butterflies to birds and other small animals.
Green Ground Covers
Green ground covers have many benefits to the environment including, acting as a rainwater buffer, purifying air, climate proof and low maintenance just to name a few.
Green roofs offer environmental benefits by improving and reducing energy consumption and water management. By retaining up to 75% of rainwater and slowly releasing it back into the atmosphere via condensation and transpiration. Green roofs also provide ecological benefits by creating a natural habitat within urban wilderness. By making use of roofs in high-rise settings attracting beneficial insects, birds, bees and butterflies to the environment.