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.
Take your garden waste to your local HWRC.
Buy recycled plastic for decking and garden furniture.
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