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Designing a Bird Garden

Published at 03/01/2012 23:08:09


If you enjoy watching birds and would like to attract them to your yard so you can watch them more often and have them closer, there are ways you can design your own bird garden which will attract those birds you enjoy watching!


When you are in the planning phase for your spring garden and want to incorporate some things into that garden or just simply have a separate garden that will attract birds, here are some suggestions to help you do just that.

For many years bird lovers and bird watchers are always trying to find a way to attract more birds to their property so they can watch and enjoy them. Some individuals have a watchful eye when it comes to birds and really enjoy watching them during their daily activities. If it brings joy to you, then a bird garden is just what you need!


There are several different flowers, plants and shrubs if planted wisely that birds will be attracted to. When planting wisely, here are some suggestions for plants that seem to attract birds:

  • Asters
  • Cosmos
  • Snapdragon
  • Sunflowers
  • Larkspur
  • Native Wildflowers
  • Sambucus
  • Hibiscus
  • Syringa

Those are just a few of the things you can add to your bird garden to attract different species of birds and will also allow you to enjoy a pretty garden as well. You can also do your own research to assure that you are putting the appropriate plants, flowers and shrubs in the yard to make sure you attract the birds you want.

For hummingbirds, you can always add a couple of hummingbird feeders to your bird garden. Don’t forget to add a bird feeder or two and keep it refreshed with seed as often as possible.

Add a bird bath or two as well. Birds love them and if they aren’t bathing in them, they are usually drinking out of them.

Keep in mind that the way you landscape your yard can also have a lot to do with how attractive the space is to the birds. You will definitely want the area to be appealing to the eye so if you have a bunch of unwanted junk laying around the yard it’s best to get rid of it before you start putting things into perspective for the perfect bird garden you have always wanted.

Birds also need shelter so it’s a great idea to incorporate a few birdhouses so they will have a safe place to sleep that is out of the elements and away from any predators that may be waiting to sneak up and kill your birds. Birds like any other creature like to feel safe in their habitat and if you are taking time to attract them to your yard, then take the initiative to provide some protection as well.

There are so many different ways you can attract birds and have your own bird habitat right in your yard so if you are a bird watcher and bird lover, you should get started on this project in early springtime to assure everything is in order for your visitors to arrive.

By doing so, you are sure to have a spring, summer and part of fall that consists of plenty of playful feathered creatures that will visit you time and time again and provide lots of entertainment and pleasure!

Tips and Comments

Be smart when planting and be neat about it.

Make sure you provide fresh food, water and shelter for the visiting birds.

Make sure you do your own research during your preplanning phase so you will know what to put in your bird garden to attract birds.


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