Successful gardeners know the importance of diversity in their garden and always do their best to attract birds and other wildlife.
Gardens are at their best when filled with an abundance of native plants and wildlife. One way to encourage native species, feathered and otherwise, and to make sure you have the insect life to pollinate your plants, is to plant in a way that is beneficial to them. Compassionate planting can attract, feed and shelter wildlife as well as creating a garden that human inhabitants can enjoy.
Happy, Healthy Habitats
A healthy garden ecosystem will look beautiful and support a wealth of life. By feeding your soil, choosing a careful combination of plants, and taking care of non-human garden inhabitants, gardeners can create charming outdoors spaces. From the soil to the treetops, a successful garden allows humans to work in harmony with the rest of nature. Composting, mulching and other such practices will help keep everything ticking over smoothly.
Feeding The Birds
Sometimes, the creatures with whom we share our gardens need a helping hand. One of the best things gardeners can do to attract and care for birds is to make sure they have enough food throughout the year. Gardeners should choose a variety of feeders to beautify their gardens and care for specific native species.
A hanging bird feeder such as the patented Spiral Finch Tube Bird Feeder can aid birds that can cling on to feed. This can allow you to attract smaller birds and prevent larger species from eating everything you put out.
It is important to think about the specific needs of your native birds. Fruit eaters will appreciate something like the Flower Fruit Spear Bird Feeder, while you can also consider the specific needs of species such as hummingbirds by choosing something like the Hummblossom Hummingbird Feeder.
Always choose bird feeders that not only look great but are also appropriate for the species you wish to encourage where you live.
Birds will also need to drink and bathe. You can choose something like the Tiffany Inspired Hanging Glass Birdbath if space is at a premium in your garden. But to improve the biodiversity in your garden, a pond could also be a good idea. Ponds can be a great habitat for frogs and other amphibians and will make sure that there is always a source of water in your garden for passing wildlife.
Bee Hotels and Hedgerow Homes
Once you have a range of birds visiting your garden, it is time to turn your attention to attracting other beneficial creatures. Bees are a great pollinator and you can attract them by giving them accommodation options in your garden. Buy or build a bee hotel or lodge and make sure you have thick areas of foliage or hedges for wildlife to live in and use for cover. Around the edges of your garden, leave fallen wood and piles of debris for the wildlife to enjoy.
Not only are birds and other wildlife beautiful to watch, they will also help gardeners ensure a healthy and balanced ecosystem and keep down pests. Take the first step to a better garden by attracting birds and other wildlife into your outdoors space.