Bird Friendly Gardening  1

bird friendly gardeningMany gardeners absolutely hate it when birds find their way into their garden. They will obviously eat the seeds and can damage the plants as they grow. Other people, however, love watching birds so they don’t mind when they fly into their homes. As a matter of fact, some even like it. There is a way to have a thriving garden which also brings in many birds to watch as long as you plan it out carefully.

Birds Say No to Veggies

The first thing to note is that birds don’t like many types of vegetables. Having a vegetable garden will be most convenient if you want to have birds around, since you don’t need to worry about birds eating your garden. You can choose a variety of fruits and vegetables that you like but birds don’t, so you can make sure that you get a good harvest from your garden.

You can then combine these with plants that birds do enjoy so you can help encourage them to come visit your yard. Things like corn and berries are delicious for birds so consider adding them even if you don’t really want to harvest and eat them.

Feed the Birds

If you don’t want the birds to eat your garden and not scare them away either, you need to keep in mind that just about all animals will eat the food which is easiest for them to get to first. To attract birds, you can put up several bird feeders in and around your garden. They will fly in for the food and they will ignore most of the plants since they will have easier access to the bird feeders.

One of the nicest things about bird feeders is that you can purchase specific types of bird feeders and bird food to attract the types of birds you want to see most. If for example, you like humming birds and they are naturally found in your area, you can put up a humming bird feeder. Many types of birds can eat out of a traditional feeder so you’ll be able to enjoy a wide variety of different birds even from just one feeder.

If your bird feeder runs out of food however, it is important to know that the birds will just fly down to your garden and start eating the seeds and vegetables closer to the ground. Most plants can survive without a problem from a few birds, but if there are too many it can cause some significant problems. It is important therefore to make sure that your bird feeders are full so you can avoid this problem entirely.

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