7 Tips to Design a Wildlife Garden in Your Yard

Are you interested in creating a wildlife backyard garden? There are a wide range of wild animals that rely heavily on backyards for both food and shelter. Many people get a lot of enjoyment out of not only welcoming but also encouraging wild animals into their yards. Take the following tips to create a backyard that will be teeming with wildlife.

Bird Feeders

Place multiple feeders around the yard that cater to varying types of birds. Doves and finches love ground feeders.

Bird Nesting Box

Bird nesting boxes offer safe shelters for birds and their babies.

Log Pile

Log piles are ideal homes for frogs and beetles and can be winter shelters for weasels and chipmunks. Strategically place logs in quiet corners of the yard.

Flowers for Butterflies

Nectar rich flowers attract butterflies. Plant them in sunny areas out of the wind and offer wet sand where the butterflies can drink.

Insect Houses

Insect houses serve as a home for ladybugs, bees and lacewings. Position them in close proximity to plants that are susceptible to aphid attacks so the insects can get right to work when the weather gets warm.

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Many people focus on shelter and food for birds and don’t consider water. Birds seek water all year round, which means that when you have a full bird bath, you’ll always have bird visitors. An attractive bird bath adds its own unique aesthetic as well.

Topiary Animals
Topiary animals can be a whimsical complement to the wild animals that frequent your yard. People get smiles on their faces every time they see a couple flamingos hanging out on the lawn or a deer peeking out from behind the garage. Topiaries are available in wire and moss varieties in multiple sizes.