Gardens and birds complement each in the circle of nature. Birds are a natural part of every garden whether it is within city limits or in a rural setting. They are a delight with their songs and beautiful colors. As a caring gardener, we can do our part in to lure birds to our gardens. Remember our feathered friends excel at being not only quite effective but natural gardeners.
By providing a supply of food and water within the garden areas, we are able to make up for the lack of our wild birds’ natural environment and food supplies by rural development and and advanced farming techniques.
Furnishing plenty of clean, fresh water is important year around for birds for bathing and drinking are as appealing as a food. Birds and water go hand in hand. A great birdbath or pond makes them very happy!
Welcome birds to our garden areas with plants which they enjoy! Bushes and shrubs are the favored plants which can be good for food and shelter. You won’t need to change your garden into a wilderness to make it great for birds. Simply provide a good supply of natural foods and adequate cover for food, shelter and nests. This kind of gardening is able to be pleasing to the gardener and wildlife alike, especially if you choose plants which are sources of natural food by planting native and fruit bearing plants.
A wide variety of plant are dependent on birds to “plant” their seeds. The seeds are from the seeds and fruits they have feasted on then get abraded as they are digested which makes them most likely to distribute.
A lawn is a good hunting ground for insects and worms for a variety of birds. Others will happily dine on pests such as grubs. Those paved brick or stone walks and edgings you carefully placed will be used to crack open snails. A little provisioning goes a long way for the feathered friends!
Garden safely for wildlife by avoiding pesticides which are poisonous for birds, find organic alternatives. The birds will search and find the insects then devour them, eliminating the need to use commercial pesticides, insecticides or herbicides, which kill the insects and seed bearing weeds. When it comes to insects, people usually think of gardens and birds and not really that the birds eat the insects to feed to their babies.
In my garden area I enjoy providing a birdbath and feeder in more than one location. It is such a treat to greet spring with the song birds or a cardinal on snow draped limbs. With thoughtful planning we can provide food, shelter and water year around for our resident or seasonal visitors in the garden!