How to Attract Birds to Your Garden

Attracting birds to your spring garden is no easy task; it requires planting specific shrubs, flowers and following certain design principles in the proper way. This article will help you find that ‘magic’ trick to attract birds to your garden in a magnetic way.

 

The Steps to Attracting Birds to your Garden

Step no 1 – Choose the correct plants:

purple conflower for birdsWhether you are starting a new garden or are upgrading an existing one, make sure that you include the plants that attract butterflies and birds. Do some research and find out the best plants, some of the recommended plants are Butterfly Bush, Purple Coneflower, Sedum, Iris, Butterfly Weed, Asters, and Bee Balm. Most of these plants will help your garden shine all summer as they are late summer bloomers.

Step no 2 – Develop a grassland habitation:

Local plants are far easier to maintain and they also attract birds. They also improve the garden by providing habitats for various other wildlife, some of the recommended grassland plants are false blue indigo, Indian grasses, wild petunia etc.

Step no 3 – Build a bird rest spot:

Build a sufficiently large area, where birds can have rest, nest and feast. The recommendations here are to include at least one shade tree, a water source, several coneflowers and some ornamental grass; adding some small fruit producing shrubs would be even better.

Step no 4- Change the aroma of the garden:

It’s not just humans that are attracted to fragrances, the bees and butterflies also love the scents of certain herbs and plants like dianthus, phlox, catmint and lavender. Do not place all these plants at a single place, instead diffuse them into the garden area.

Step no 5- Position the scenery the correct way:

After you are done with the above steps, the next big task is to check for the location of your garden, position the garden based on your viewing platform. For an example, if you would want birds to visit the front portion of your home, then the garden is required to be located in the front yard and likewise.

Step no 6 – Water! Water!! Water!!!

Make sure that your garden has enough water sources, the bigger the water source, the larger would be the wildlife. It is wonderful to have a pond, which is surrounded by the some water plants and it makes for an ideal spot for birds and butterflies.

Step no 7 – Enhance your bird-house:

Now, if the bird house is at considerable height, please make sure the some kind of water sources is in the easy reach, also make sure that you add some fragrant flowers at the base of the pole on which the bird house resides.

So, these were some of the best tips and techniques that will help you attract birds to your garden. It’s not just humans that are attracted to fragrances, the bees and butterflies also love the scents of certain herbs and plants like dianthus, phlox, catmint and lavender.

2 comments to How to Attract Birds to Your Garden

  • Deneen  says:

    I never knew birds could be so helpful in the garden. Not to mention, I love sitting and watching birds.

    • DowntownKevin  says:

      Birds are awesome for helping keep your garden naturally pest free! Plus, I personally, enjoy sitting down in the morning and just watching the birds.

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