Conservation in the garden: What is important in July

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Nature conservation in your own garden is especially fun in July. The garden is full of animal children like young frogs, toads, toads, birds or hedgehogs. Just fledging, they are now exploring the terrain and are happy about any human help. This is particularly important in July when it comes to nature conservation in the garden.

For more nature protection: feed hedgehogs

If nature conservation in the garden would always be so easy! A bowl full of water and some dog or cat food (they especially like chicken) are a valuable support for hedgehogs. In July, the hedgehog children are especially happy about the food. So they can grow and put on fat properly before hibernation begins in late autumn.

Sow two-year-old plants

In the garden in July is the right time for sowing biennial plants. For reasons of nature conservation, use insect-friendly pollen and nectar plants such as silver leaf, thimble, bluebell, golden varnish or barnacle. They attract with their flowers then next summer countless animals.

Pond edge left to the frogs

If you have a garden pond, you should plant the edges of the river for more conservation in your own garden. This is how frogs, water monkeys and co. Find safe shelter and feel comfortable in their garden. In order not to disturb or even hurt the young, you should not get too close to the pond with the lawnmower in July and prefer to leave a strip of tall grass near the shore.

Frog in the garden pond

Leave the banks of your garden pond to the frogs and thus provide more nature protection in the garden

Wait a bit longer with the hedgecut

Some species of birds like blackbirds or thrushes still breed in July. Their favorite nesting sites are in dense hedges, where they are well protected from enemies. If you observe these animals in your garden, you should wait a bit longer with the hedge cut so as not to harm the young or to frighten the birds.

Mowing in two steps

More and more hobby gardeners forgo more conservation on an English lawn and sow rather a flower meadow. In July, the first step was to mow the area only by hand with a scythe and then leave the wildflowers and wild herbs for a few days. So the seeds can migrate into the soil and spread there. Only in a second step, the meadow is then trimmed to normal height with the lawnmower. This clippings are, as usual, immediately disposed of on the compost.

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