Your first choice for innovative eco-friendly gardening and landscaping ideas in Lincolnshire.
Living walls - or green walls as they are sometimes known - are a growing trend, not least because of their environmental and social benefits.
Living walls reduce traffic noise more than
a standard wall or fence and there is evidence that they also
improve air quality by reducing dust and exhaust
particles, particularly important if you live in a built-up
area or near a busy road. Also, of course, they improve
the biodiversity in
your garden by providing a home for wildlife. Socially, a
living wall not only provides an attractive view but can
also provide a security screen where local regulations may
limit alternatives. Finally, living walls - essentially
vertical gardens - provide an imaginative way to enjoy
a beautiful garden in properties with limited horizontal
For an idea of what is possible, it is well worth browsing the website of botanist and vertical garden inventor Patrick Blanc.
At L H Robinson we can advise on appropriate living wall and living fence designs, together with plant selections that can fit even modest budgets. We also offer a maintenance service that will keep your investment in top condition. Call us today to discuss the possibilities.
Whether you have the space to create a stunning wildflower meadow or just want to allocate an area of your garden as a wildflower habitat, a combination of wildflowers and native grasses provides a favourable habitat for butterflies and other insects and a food source for birds.
Creating a wildflower habitat from scratch can be achieved in two
main ways - sowing a careful combination of flower and grass seeds,
or laying a ready-made wildflower turf. The turf approach provides
quicker results at a price, but excellent results can be obtained
using seeds too.
With careful attention to the seed mix, flowering plants can be obtained from early in the spring to the middle of autumn and no two years will be the same - as is the case with true wild flower meadows.
Many householders end up paying to water their plants and lawns with expensive drinking-quality water during the summer months. Yet significant quantities of perfectly good, clean, FREE water - rainfall - are regularly washed down the sewer system.
Rainwater harvesting is the ideal way to
restore some sanity to the way people water their gardens.
There are plenty of options available to harvest rainwater, from attractive 200 litre water butts for watering seedlings through to 10000 litre underground storage tanks linked to the home which can also recycle 'greywater'. Call us to discuss your options and find a solution that works for you.