You can design a bird-friendly garden with just a few additions or changes to any size space. Gardening with wildlife in mind is a beautiful way to bring even more life to your garden, sharing it with birds, butterflies, bats, insects, and so much more. Research has even shown that the more biodiverse your garden is, the higher your wellbeing score as well. So, encouraging more birds to your garden is beneficial for you, your garden birds and the wider environment.
- Plant native hedging
- Offer supplementary feed
- Install some bird boxes
- Encourage more insects
Plant native hedging when you design a bird-friendly garden
One of the best ways to provide homes, nesting space and food to encourage more birds to your garden is to plant native hedging. Instead of wooden fences or brick walls, natural hedging is an essential addition to a bird-friendly garden. This will provide some of the most well-loved garden birds and other insects and wildlife, helping create a fully biodiverse space. Many native shrubs and trees will also provide nectar for pollinators and berries for birds. Time to remove the fence panels!
Design a bird-friendly garden and offer supplementary feed
When you design your garden to be bird-friendly, think about where you will be able to hang or offer supplementary bird food. This can include seeds, mealworms and fat balls, and a water source, such as a bird table. Design your space with these in mind, so they complement your garden style. There are so many options, from bird feeders that can hang from trees to feeders that can be stuck to your windows. Bird tables can be positioned where you can sit back and enjoy watching the birds take a bath and splash around.
Install some bird boxes when you design a bird-friendly garden
Think about where you will be able to put up some bird boxes in your garden, making sure there is safe wall space where predators can’t reach the box. Make sure birds can get clear access to the box and that the box won’t be in direct sunlight or harsh wind and rain. If you install a few different boxes in various locations around your garden, you may find other species nesting. It is so exciting to see birds taking up home in the boxes you provide, and you could even add in a bird-watching camera to see what goes on in the box!
Design a bird-friendly garden and encourage more insects
Birds love to eat insects. Allow some grass to grow long, leave seed heads on perennials, don’t worry so much about the weeds and plant for pollinators in mind. This way, you will find more insects and, in turn, more birds.
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