Attract Birds In Winter And Bring Your Garden To Life
Ugh. It is winter. Gray, dull and down-right depressing at times. The lifeless landscape causes us to yearn for springtime, which can seem like forever in the future. One way to break the monotony is to attract birds to the winter landscape. Watching birds flirt around can brighten anyone’s day and they are easier to attract than one may think. Follow these simple guidelines to attract birds in winter.
Putting up a few (or many) birdhouses will give birds a place to rest and hide from rough weather. As winter becomes spring, birds will also need a place to lay eggs and raise their young. It is a lot of fun, and a great lesson for children, to watch as a young bird family grows.
Another way to provide shelter and protection is to create leaf and twig piles near the bird feeders. These will provide emergency protection should a predator come near.
This may seem like the most obvious of things to do to attract birds, but there are a few rules to follow.
Buy high quality and varied seeds. Just like us humans, birds like to eat well. They prefer good quality seeds. Each species of birds has preference as to what kinds of seeds they seek out. Providing a variety of seeds will help attract a variety of birds. Also, put out suet cakes to attract additional species such as woodpeckers, cardinals and nuthatches.
Keep your feeders fully stocked. If the feeder is empty too long, birds will move on to find other sources of food. It is also important to clean the bird feeder periodically.
Prevent Squirrel Marauders
Using a squirrel proof feeder will help assure that birds get the food and not squirrels. We have nothing against squirrels. They are cute and fun to watch also, but they tend to pig out on bird seed. Using a bird feeder on a free-standing bird feeder pole is one strategy that works. Also, be sure to locate the feeder at least 10 feet from any tree trunks and branches. Squirrels have great leaping ability.
Fill The Bird Bath
Birds, and all animals for that matter, still need water even in the winter. Providing a source of water is one way to keep birds coming back to your garden. Consider purchasing a bird bath heater to keep the water from freezing. They are inexpensive and easy to operate.
Allentuck Landscaping Co. is Your Residential Landscape Company
Phone: 301-515-1900 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
At Allentuck Landscaping Company, our mission is to create beautiful environments for people to enjoy. We see landscaping as a way to improve people’s lives.
The Allentuck Landscaping Company team has been a leading landscape company in Montgomery County, Maryland for over 28 years with our turnkey approach to landscape design, installation, construction and maintenance. Most companies try to serve many types of customers at the same time; homeowners, shopping centers, office buildings and the list goes on. At Allentuck Landscaping Co., we focus on one customer, you, the homeowner. We have a singular focus on bringing you the best landscape practices, the best customer service, and the best value for your home.
Services Provide – Master Landscape Plans, Complete Maintenance Programs, Plantings, Patios, Walkways, Retaining Walls, Water Features, Outdoor Lighting, Outdoor Kitchens, Trellises & Pergolas, Irrigation Systems, Drainage Solutions, Grading & Sodding. Fire Pits & Fire Places, Spring Clean Ups, Decks, Fences, Mosquito & Tick Control, Deer Control.
Areas Served – Chevy Chase, Bethesda, Potomac, Rockville, North Potomac, Darnestown, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Damascus, Boyds, Clarksburg, Ijamsville, Urbana, Frederick in Maryland and Washington DC.