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How to Attract More Birds to Any Garden

One of the most common questions most garden designers hear daily is how to bring more birds into the garden. Birds can bring just about any garden to life like nothing else, adding colour, activity and beautiful birdsong. Nevertheless, there will always be certain gardens that seem to attract exponentially more birds than others.

These days, most garden designers set about projects with attracting wildlife as an initial core consideration. Nothing in the world breathes more life and beauty into a garden than its own resident wildlife contingency. However, amateur garden designers often struggle to convert existing gardens into the kinds of havens birds cannot resist.

On the plus side, just about any garden of any size can be made into pure paradise for your feathered friends. So with this in mind, here’s a quick outline on how to bring more birds into just about any garden of any type:

  1. First of all, simply feeding the birds is the most obvious and effective way of attracting them. The thing to remember however is that most bird species are creatures of habit. As such, it may take a while before they actually came visit your shiny new feeders. So don’t think you’ve failed, simply because the feast you put on goes temporarily ignored. Sooner or later, they’re bound to pay you a visit!
  2. Speaking of which, you need to ensure that your feeders are positioned appropriately. This means ensuring that they are close enough to shrubs and trees for birds to beat a hasty retreat. But at the same time, not so close as to make it easier for predators to attack them. Positioning is one of the most important elements in the process. Not to mention, where the majority of amateur garden designers go wrong.
  3. Just as soon as many birds begin making their way into your garden, do a little homework. Get online and do some research with regard to what it is they like to eat. Contrary to popular belief, not all wild birds will eat the same food and some can be surprisingly picky. Identify the birds that visit your garden and lay on an appropriate menu. This way, you can guarantee they’ll come back for more.
  4. Speaking of picky, birds can also be surprisingly selective when it comes to the cleanliness of the conditions they are willing to tolerate. Or in other words, dirty any badly maintained feeders are not going to do anything for your feathered friends. Leading garden designers swear by cleanliness and hygiene, so be sure to take heed.
  5. Food is of course important, but so too is the provision of plenty of clean water. It isn’t only during the warmer months of the year that birds require a supply of water to both drink and bathe in. The bonus for you being that there’s little cuter than watching birds splash around in a bath!
  6. Perhaps go beyond a simple contingency of bird feeders. Instead, also think about including the kinds of things that really make your visitors feel at home. Obvious examples including nest boxes and other hideaways, where they may choose to lay their eggs and rear their young.
  7. Depending on the specific birds your garden attracts, there will always be certain plants and trees that they like and dislike. So if you are thinking of adding any new plants to your garden, do little homework first. Find out which will attract the most birds and go with these – ask the experts if you need a little advice.
  8. Last but not least, it’s important to ensure that if you are working hard to bring wild life into your garden, you then don’t want to put it at risk by using chemicals and toxic products in general. Responsible garden designers never resort to the dangerous stuff. Try to stick with the kinds natural and gentle fertilizers, insecticides and so on. Products that will not do a number on the health of your new guests.

For more information, get in touch with the Ladybrook customer service team today.

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