Bio Diverse Planting

A bio diverse landscape is one containing a vast variety of plant species and genetic variations, and therefore greater animal and insect diversity.

Prior to climate change being the greatest concern for our environment, loss of biodiversity was recognised as being the biggest threat.  Through human impact, our planet has become less bio diverse, most significantly due to the growth of certain plants to make them suitable for food by the agriculture sector.

This is an unavoidable characteristic of the world we live in, however by introducing bio diverse planting in natural, ‘wild’ or recreational areas we can reduce the effect a loss of biodiversity will have overall.

How SPA Landscaping can introduce bio-diversity to your site

Wildflower Areas & Increased Wildlife Potential
Bio Diverse Planting before

Bio Diverse Planting after

Wildflower meadows introduce biodiversity and are a completely sustainable landscape, creating a diverse community of native forbs, grasses and wild flowers.

  • An established meadow is resistant to weed invasions and has a greatly reduced need for maintenance as compared with the needs of turf grass lawns.
  • Urban landscapes managed as meadows contain substantially more diversity than conventional turf-grass landscape.
  • Meadows of native vegetation create both habitat and food for wildlife and insects.
  • Zero pesticide or herbicide is required – creating negligible maintenance costs and no danger to the environment.

Wildflower meadows can be introduced into whatever space is available; urban areas respond equally as well as vast grass expanses. Even though there is an initial cost for implementing the proposals, grants are available for woodland creation and the reductions in subsequent maintenance costs are outstanding.