Wildlife gardens need not look
Here lush plantingsoftens
formal style pond and
Reclaimed granite setts edge a cottage garden border.
Reclaimed and locally sourced materials are used to create our Gold Award winning ‘Eco Garden’ at the Kent Show 2006
For the environment ... For pleasure
Managing increasingly precious water resources is just one aspect of many environmental issues we face today. The garden is an area where we can work with nature to improve rather than harm the environment whilst getting immense pleasure and reward from the results.
Just imagine enjoying healthy vegetables fresh from your own garden or simply relaxing with a drink in a garden alive with birds and butterflies.
We can help you ....
Set up and manage a vegetable plot, fruit area and compost heap.
Create a wildlife friendly garden using native and beneficial plants to attract wildlife into your garden.
Design and build a garden according to sustainable principles by selection of suitable materials. These could include peat free products, local and recycled hard landscaping products, wood sourced from sustainable forests, concrete alternatives and many others.
Conserve and manage water resources using a range of techniques including fitting water butts to your roof gutters and planting dry tolerant plant species.
What is ‘sustainable’
The environmental debate is an issue that few of us can now ignore. With increasing global temperatures, a devastating number of hurricanes and mass deforestation in the news daily, we can no longer disregard the impact we are having on our planet.
Gardens have long been designed and built using a huge variety of products and plants from all over the world. There are however moral, environmental and ethical implications associated with their use . Adopting sustainable gardening principals addresses these issues.
To be sustainable a material must not be produced or be able to degrade in such a way as to have a negative affect the environment. It must also be extracted, transported and used in a way that does not cause environmental degradation.
To fulfill all of these criteria is quite a challenge but meeting many of them IS feasible with a little thought, planning and the expertise Haywood Landscapes can offer.