Birding at my new home

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I have several bird feeders stuck in the ground outside of my kitchen window. How can I make the whole area look attractive and avoid having to mow around it?
q i have several bird feeders stuck in the ground outside of my kitchen
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  • Rowgop (Pam) Rowgop (Pam) on Apr 10, 2018
    What I did was made an area laid landscape fabric down put rock as boarder added riverrock inside .
  • Karen Brunck Karen Brunck on Apr 10, 2018
    I purchased a heavy rubber mat used for horse stalls. Cut it into a circle. Marked and drilled small holes for the feeding posts. Added the posts and feeders, a small bath, then used the pound in edging around the perimeter of the rubber circle. It's perfect for keeping the seeds and weeds from the lawn, moles can't come up and make a mess below the feeders, and it is super easy to maintain.
  • Steven Steven on Apr 10, 2018
    If you have places you can attach a rope or cloths line too, you could hang your feeders from it.
  • Maj32258887 Maj32258887 on Apr 10, 2018
    I hang my bird feeders to trees in my backyard. I also have an old type cat feeder that I took the top off of and put seed into the bottom & keep it on the table outside.
  • Mogie Mogie on Apr 10, 2018
    Hang them from the eaves of your house or the roof of a deck.
  • LIRR1926 LIRR1926 on Apr 10, 2018
    Be sure to add water to your yard--there are many bird baths available or you can improvise with any thing that will hold water. Closer to the ground is better.
    In addition to the seeds your using you might want to add a suet feeder or a feeder for whole unroasted peanuts. The blue jays are a treat grabing a peanut on the fly.
  • Barb Adams Barb Adams on Apr 10, 2018
    How about a flower garden? With the right plants, you could attract butterflies and hummingbirds as well. A bird bath in the center or a water feature that bubbles or gurgles (not to deep, birds may drown) will attract more birds.
  • Suzy Garrison Meyer Suzy Garrison Meyer on Apr 10, 2018
    Buy better seed. If you avoid milo and sunflower seeds in areas where you have grass, the birds will clean up for themselves.

  • DD DD on Apr 10, 2018
    n a use aI added railroad ties 2 high but you use a number of things to define the space Use a good landscape barrier to prevent weeds from adding more work then cut. Space for some plants like day lilies and sedum to attact butterflies add a birdbath and I also had a hummingbird feeder I could spend hours watching the birds and butterflies. Good luck with your project!

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