Wildlife

A large part of designing your own home is in assessing its environmental impact and in taking steps to encourage a healthy and diverse range of wildlife into the grounds around it. This can be simple things like maintaining the right sort of hedgerows but can also include specific measures taken to encourage birds, bees, bats and mammals.

It also includes specific design measures to avoid damaging effects such as light polution.

Meadow

Meadow flowers
If you have the land and space, then a wildlife meadow is an attractive and good environmental choice. Kew's Millennium Seed Bank partnership will provide high-quality seeds and scientific advice to those growing wildflower meadows across the UK.

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