Create a safe watering spot for insects

Insects get thirsty too, and here’s a great idea as to how you can help!

  • Grab a shallow dish – this can be anything from a bowl in your kitchen, to a plastic pot headed for the recycling. A clean, empty mushroom tub or sausage tray would work perfectly.
  • Fill with different sized marbles or similar sized stones – this creates a platform for the insects to sit on whilst drinking.
  • Find a level spot to place your drinking station
  • Finally – Fill it two thirds of they way with fresh tap water.

Step back and watch to see which insects visit!

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Use both sides of the paper

Paper is one of the largest polluters, taking 10 litres of water to produce a single sheet of A4!

Paper production is also one of the largest contributors towards deforestation. Producing just 1 kilo of paper, requires 2-3 times its weight in trees.

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Create a DIY Bird Bath

It’s super easy to make a bird bath that’s safe and accessible for the birds that visit your garden. Simply find something that is shallow, has sloping sides, is as wide as possible and has a maximum depth of 10cm. An old dustbin lid or large shallow plant saucer are both good options.

Once you’ve found your bath, follow the easy steps below:
– Choose where you want to place your bird bath – Make the surface nice a level so the bath won’t tip over
– Place your chosen bath on to the surface and fill with stones, pebbles, large marbles etc. This is to stop the bird getting completely soaked through or stuck.
– Finally fill the it with water and hey presto!

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Fix that dripping tap

Did you know – If your tap drips 10 times per minute, you are wasting 3 litres of water, per day.

Thats a whooping 1,578 litres per year!

You are not only increasing your water bill, but you are also wasting vital water resources.

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Fit a better shower head

A power shower head can deliver 60 litres of water during a shower – you could reduce that by a fifth.

Simply fit a water saving head!

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