A Summer Garden for the Birds
There are many
reasons to create a summer garden the best however, as most
gardeners are well aware is for your personal enjoyment. For bird
lovers everywhere it is quite possible to have a fabulous summer
garden that appeals to the bird lover in them as much as a lover of
beauty that exists within us all (there are of course a few
disagreements along the way as to what beauty is and is not). If
you are a bird lover you should seriously consider making efforts
to make your summer garden more attractive to your fine feathered
There are several ways this goal may be accomplished. First of
all birds like water. They need to drink water and they actually
enjoy playing in the water. With this in mind make sure there is
some sort of water source available for the birds to enjoy in your
summer garden. Some excellent choices would be a water fountain, a
goldfish pond, or a waterfall. The key in this is to make sure that
the water source is not a stagnate water source as you want to
attract birds and not mosquitoes. Other than that, have fun
creating a neat place for your bird pals to frolic and play.
As far as attracting specific birds, you will need to research
the specific birds you are interested in attracting to your summer
garden and plant accordingly. The variations are virtually
limitless and far too numerous to include in this brief overview.
Be sure to invest some degree of time when planning your garden to
check into favorite birds and the flowers or trees they prefer. You
should also take the time to study their predators and avoid
creating a friendly atmosphere for the predators to hang out in
your summer garden while you are doing your research.
Another way to attract birds to your summer garden is by
creating an environment in which they feel safe and at home. Plant
trees that these birds favor for building nests or place birdhouses
in your garden that will provide a great potential home for these
birds to make their own.
In addition to planting flowers and trees that will attract
various birds to your summer garden you should also take care to
attract food to your summer garden for these desirable birds as
well. If you aren't sure about attracting food for the birds you
might want to consider providing food for these birds you are
hoping to draw into your summer garden. You can accomplish this by
filling bird feeders (make sure you use feeders that are designed
to prevent squirrels from stealing the food intended for your
birds) with foods that attract the birds you are most interested in
attracting to your lawn.
There is no
right or wrong way to create a peaceful and relaxing summer garden.
If you wish to add to your enjoyment of your garden it is quite
possible to do this by taking a few extra steps and landscaping
with the birds you enjoy watching in mind. The steps above will
help make your garden an attractive place to favorite birds to play
and build their homes. Incorporate them all into your summer garden
for best results and the opportunity to live in harmony with the
birds you enjoy watching.