Imagine a beautiful morning….You wake up in the morning and looking at your garden and seeing birds are around. The beauty of the garden, blooming flowers of different colours and hearing chirping birds…How do you feel? Isn’t it so beautiful and peaceful?
The colours of flowers give a smile on your face and hearing chirping sound make you mind peaceful. Really it gives a peaceful mind which decrees your mental stress and gives you positive energy. A busy lifestyle always makes us busy in our work and thus we are going far away from nature. But through a lit effort can help to build this again which will help us to connect with nature and also inspires other people to do so……
Traditional gardens are sometimes completely shut off from the natural environment and are often inhospitable to birds and other wildlife. Gardens are part of the larger landscape so becoming familiar with local ecosystems and native plant species enables you to plan your garden.
Why Birds are important to Your Garden?
Different birds prefer different conditions in which to eat and live. Few birds eat at ground level where they search for insects and worms while many other birds prefer to be off the ground a bit in the flowers. Some birds prefer the height of shrubs and others still like to be in the canopy of taller trees.
“Creating a garden which attracts birds is great for the environment. It provides a habitat for birds as well as beneficial insects and other wildlife”
While birds will thrive and will benefit the most from your efforts you’re also providing years of enjoyment for both yourself and visitors to your garden. It helps you to decrees your mental stress and gives you positive energy to your daily life.
How to Attract Birds To Your Garden
Plants not only provide food for birds they also supply them with shelter. Evergreens and other dense shrubs provide nesting areas. They also provide protection from the cold in winter and a respite from the summer sun. Along with providing all the things which attract birds to your garden. You should also be aware of all the things that might keep birds away. Some can also stay away because the noise is too loud or because there chased by pets. Others might avoid your garden if it doesn’t seem quite natural enough.
1. Start plantation or create a small garden
Planting a few well-chosen shrubs or trees can turn your garden into a sanctuary for all kinds of birds. Native plants are especially effective since there found in a bird’s natural habitat. Providing food and water is sometimes enough to attract birds to your garden. However, if you want the birds to stick around you’ll need to carefully plan your garden.
In order for birds to frequently visit your garden it must provide, along with food and water, shelter and nesting areas. Providing for more than one bird species is also important. Include in your garden plant a variety of seeds or plant. Flowers produce seeds which also attract birds and they help in germination.
2. Start feeding birds to attract
Spring and summer season is a high time for birds when they require rich protein foods because they are in moulting. There are so many feeders available in the market or you can use any kind of tray or plate for feeding in your garden. You can get feeders like simple tray or plate, house feeders, Tube feeders, Window feeders, platform feeders, Hummingbird feeders as per your choice or according to your garden.
Tips – Be careful of squirrels they empty the feeders before birds eat. Use squirrels proof feeders to avoid this situation.
What type of food provide?
You can provide seeds, homemade food balls, grains, oatmeal, raisins, currants, ready-made wax worms, mealworms, fruits like grapes, apples, banana etc
Tips- Avoid peanuts
3. Start watering to birds
For birds to find your garden welcoming it should also provide water. If your garden lacks a natural source of water create pool or fill a birdbath. Any water source instantly attracts birds. Keep the water fresh by filling it daily to take care of their hygiene purpose and high nutrients.
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