When done correctly, a butterfly garden will attract winged visitors from spring until fall. The following outlines how to build an ideal butterfly garden that will keep you entertained with many bright and beautiful butterflies almost year round.
The keys to attracting songbirds to your yard are simple – provide food, water and cover. Food and cover are easily provided through good plant choices. Avoid using pesticides to ensure a plentiful diet of insects. Some insecticides may poison birds. Allowing your yard to be a bit ‘messy’ is also beneficial, since many insects overwinter beneath fallen leaves, providing …
Bat houses are increasing in importance as critical habitat continues to decline and predators, such as domestic cats, swell in range and population. By providing secure housing, safe from predators and harsh weather, you can help to conserve a variety of bat species, all of which are greatly beneficial to home and commercial landscapes, as well as forests and farms.
Hummingbirds are a charming and welcome addition to any yard. They provide pollination and insect control services, as well as much entertainment.