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Growing food in the backyard is the best thing you can do for your family. It doesn’t have to be a large garden (at least not in the beginning). But having some fresh herbs and vegetables can help feed your family nutritious food and even save some money.
Birds are an important part of your garden
- they eat pesky insects (Japanese beetles, aphids, etc.) and bugs (such as slugs)
- pollinate the area helping to keep your backyard healthy and looking good
- they will eat weed seeds, and save you from having to slave over your garden beds, weeding
- some birds make the perfect companions while you garden. Listening to the birds chipping in the morning is a great way to start the day, or enjoy your garden work
- attracting birds to your garden can be an educational opportunity if you have children
Birds add beauty to your backyard while making it appear alive and vibrant. Bird watching is a great pastime for many.
How to attract birds to your backyard
All you really have to do to attract birds is provide them with feeders, bird baths and shelter where they can eat, drink and have a place to live.
Plants provide the best shelter for birds and they also dress up your lawn. Your choices include bushes, shrubs, trees and a variety of plants. Nevertheless, many birds will make homes in birdhouses and they help to brighten up your lawn as well.
So, remember to add some birdhouses to facilitate birds stopping by around your garden. Some of the best birds to have in your garden are cardinals, orioles, sparrows and hummingbirds.
If you want to attract hummingbirds, these hummingbird feeders are perfect. If you’d rather attract bigger birds (especially ones that will stick around in the winter), add some cardinal feeders in your backyard.