In the garden
Collect rainwater in a water butt for later use. These are available at most DIY centres and are easily plumbed into your existing guttering and downpipes.
String old CD`s or milk bottle tops together to scare the birds away.
Use old egg boxes as seed trays.
- Use old toilet rolls to grow your seedlings in.
Keep a pile of prunings/clippings in a corner of the garden to encourage toads and hedgehogs for natural pest control.
To fill in gaps in your lawn, sow grass seed on used tea-bags and use them to fill the holes.
If your district council offers a garden waste collection service then make sure you use it instead of the standard waste collection service.
Take your garden waste to your local HWRC.
Buy recycled plastic for decking and garden furniture.
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