Turn Your Garden Into A Haven For Wildlife

Turn Your Garden Into A Haven For Wildlife

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There are a vast array of benefits of attracting wildlife into your garden. Not only will you see and hear delightful sights and sounds, but you will also improve the overall health of your backyard. The big question is: how can you create a paradise for wildlife in your garden? Let’s take a look at some of your options

Choose plants wisel

The first thing to do is take a look at some of the sweetest-smelling plants. It’s these species that will attract bees and other inquisitive creatures, and it’s a straightforward starting point. According to http://www.bhg.com/gardening/design/styles/fragrant-plant-favorites/, roses, honeysuckle, lavender, and geraniums are all cheap, easy to grow, and look fantastic during the summer bloom.

Get to grips with natural fertilizers.

It can be tempting to take the easy route when it comes to using fertilizers and weed killers, But if you want to attract wildlife to your garden, it’s best to use natural alternatives instead. Ultimately, all those harsh chemicals will interrupt the food chain, and could even end up killing harmless creatures. There are plenty of all-natural garden guides out there, so do some reading and embrace a more organic garden approach

Water feature

Want the opportunity to see fish, amphibians, and incredibly colorful insects in your garden/ You’ll need to create a water feature. However, bear in mind that it is not just a case of digging a hole, installing a fountain, and laying down a liner. As pointed out at http://www.livingwateraeration.com/pond-fountains.html, you will also need to aerate your water if you want to keep it – and the wildlife that enjoys it – healthy. Not only will introduce an entirely different range of wildlife into your garden, but it also gives the birds, bees, and small mammals something to drink in the hot summer months.  

Natural patches

A lot of people these days try to create a perfect garden, but it’s imperfections that will attract wildlife. Consider when you are out for a walk along a hiking trail, or in the heart of the countryside. You will always see the most wildlife in areas that are thick, wild, and unruly. It’s all the evidence you need to let parts of your garden grow naturally and untended. Not only will it attract more wildlife, but it will provide them plenty of spots to sleep and keep out of the way of predators.

Stack wood

Piles of wood dotted around the garden are great for attracting insects – and the birds and small mammals that love eating them! Again, it’s all about providing a completely natural environment and giving your local wildlife the same things they would experience out in the country

Soil health

Finally, improving the quality of your garden soil with well-rotted compost and mulch will encourage worms and slugs. If that’s giving you concerns, don’t panic – the slugs can cause havoc to your plants, but they will be perfect sustenance for birds and mammals who will eat them in their droves.

 

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