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Make a home for wildlife
18 October 2007
Image: John Day
Increasing number of cars on our roads has increased the demand for off-road parking. Paving over your front garden to creat a parking area has hidden financial and aesthetic costs, as well as a potentially negative effect on wildlife and the environment.
If you create additional off-road parking, think carefully how much room you need and limit the area taken over by hard surfaces. Use alternative permeable materials and integrate and retain as much vegetation as possible.
Here are a few things ideas to consider when making space for additional car parking.
For more detailed information on parking for wildlife, click on the link to the right and download the Royal Horticultural Society's leaflet on front gardens.