By Madhavi Pothukuchi
11 October, 2022
Rewilding is a conservation activity in which plant and animal species that went extinct are reintroduced into the ecosystem.
Rewilding helps restore balance in an ecosystem where biodiversity is struggling to survive.
It involves nature taking care of itself by letting flora and fauna grow uninterrupted to revive its natural balance.
Rewilding is generally practised in wide, open pieces of land but it can also be done in our very own gardens.
Here are a few simple steps to rewild your garden:
We generally remove any wild weeds so that the main plants get all the nutrients. But weeds are native plants and have important roles in the ecosystem.
Avoid trimming grass in your garden, as insects and wildflowers thrive in the grass, plus you will need less water to manage taller grass.
Pick diverse plants for your garden and let them grow unbothered. Read up on the different kinds of native plants in your area.
Put plants in your garden that birds and insects love eating. This will encourage wildlife to participate in your small ecosystem.
This is an essential step. Eliminate artificial resources for soil and opt for natural compost and worms to help your plants grow.
Remember, nature works at its own, slow pace. So, let nature do its job, and soon you’ll have a thriving ecosystem in your garden!