Thursday, December 10, 2015

Invite Birds to Your Garden

Many home owners take a lot of pride in the appearance of their gardens. While some people prefer to distract birds and other animals, others believe that these creatures give the garden a natural, appealing look. If you want to attract birds to your garden rather than send them away, start to add things to your garden and around your home so that birds will stop to visit.

One of the most obvious things that will attract birds into your garden is food and drink for them to feast on. A bowl of fresh water will serve as a nice cool drink or even a small bath for the little birds. Remember to change the water at least once a day, otherwise it won’t be fresh and birds won’t be as willing to drink from it. Placing a couple of bird feeders in your garden will have the birds, both large and small, flying down into your garden to have a snack during the day. Peanuts, oats and bits of dried fruits are all good foods to add to the bird feeders, and you’ll find that all of the birds enjoy these tasty extras. Again, make sure that you replenish the bird feeders on a regular basis so that the food doesn’t go stale and distract the birds rather than attract them.

Putting a bird house in your garden will catch the attention of many birds, especially during the colder weather. Whatever the time of year, large and small birds will love to take shelter in the comfort of a bird house. Bird houses are not expensive to purchase, and it’s very easy to make your own if you have some wood and basic DIY skills. If your garden is big enough and you want to allow lots of birds into the bird house, purchase a fairly larger one; however, if you want a small one that a few little birds can take shelter in, consider one that is much smaller.