Written by Becca Green

How to plant an eco-friendly garden border

Looking to become a keen gardener this Spring? Homebase has launched an easy, eco-friendly garden border on a roll to make sustainable gardening accessible to everyone.

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Providing an innovative way to create a thriving garden for those not in the know, the new Garden on a Roll Eco-Border is the perfect starting point for gardeners looking for advice on how to plant out a greener space that is all about helping the environment.

A first of its kind and available exclusively online at Homebase, the Garden on a Roll Eco-Border boasts a border paper plan and the plants and shrubs, with helpful step-by-step instructions and advice on where and how to plant them.

The biodegradable paper plan is simply rolled out and pegged down, with an easy-to-follow guide included to show how to match the lettered plants with the corresponding markers on the paper.

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This Garden on a Roll Eco-Border has been designed specifically with the environment in mind. It features drought-tolerant plants, which help to reduce the amount of water needed to maintain them, while certain shrubs have been specially selected for birds to feed, shelter and nest in.

Specific perennial plants have been included to create the ideal habitat for pollinators such as bees and butterflies, along with other beneficial insects such as ladybirds that will feast on pests including green and blackfly, cutting down on pest control treatments to provide a wildlife oasis in the garden.

Prices start at £75 and is available in stores and online from March 2020.


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