Placing Birdhouses in the Garden

Diana Prater
by Diana Prater
It's that time of year where we all start working on our garden. A garden isn't complete without the fluttering of bright colored birds. Attracting birds to your garden is key for having that peaceful "nature" feeling when you walk outdoors. Placing birdhouses strategically around the property will ensure a variety of birds enter your garden.
Placing birdhouses off the ground is key to keep predators away from them. Do a little research as to the types of birds in your area to ensure you find a house that will work for them.
Small birdhouses can be placed on small metal or wood post or hung for depending on how you want them to appear in your garden. Yard Envy has a lot of choices on housing, posts, and information on what kind of house will work for you.
Multiple birdhouses can add a splash of color and depth to your garden. You must make sure the birds that would reside in this type of house will get along though! No one wants a feathered quarrel.
Home made posts can let you add even more character and color than traditional store bought designs.
Copper top houses are great for warmer climates as they keep the inside temperature pretty stable. Make sure your birdhouses have easy cleaning capability as well. You need to clean them each season to ensure new guests will arrive.
Keeping some birdhouses directly out of the garden and in a more natural setting adds to the charm along with helping birds to feel more secluded and safe.
Bright colored flowers attract some species of birds and having a house mixed among the taller colorful flower bed will ensure a beautiful view for your new feathered friends.
You can use older styles and home made birdhouses as well to add character to your buildings, fences, and walkways.
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