Backyard. Thursday , April 19th , 2018 - 06:18:04 AM
2) Incorporate movable landscaping into your backyard. By this I mean potted plants, sculptures, fountains, etc. that can be moved. Using what I call movable landscaping, you can quickly and easily change the layout of your backyard. Just as you change the furniture arrangement of your living room, this gives you the ability to inexpensively give yourself a brand new backyard. You can even create partitions that easily separate the different areas of the yard. Potted plants are a must have because they create that lived in feel. They can be brought inside during the winter and make your home more lively during those cold winter months.
Finally birds need a safe place to hang their feathers and raise a family. Most backyards don't have the necessary qualifications to house birds naturally. This is why our once common song birds such as bluebirds are now pretty rare to see. People don't realize that their subdivision use to house many birds and now dead trees are removed and landscaping replaced it is not conducive for birds to live. All is not lost though... you can give nature a hand by providing them with a home with birdhouses.
Ideas abound when it comes to landscaping. Don't limit your imagination, only be limited by your budget. A well designed backyard can add so much to a home, and give you a hobby to spend your time with. When you look back at the end you'll swell with pride at your accomplishment and you'll always want to look out the window whenever you walk past to see what you did.
The four basic food groups for birds are Berries, Seeds, Nectar and Bugs. There are several berry plants that are easy to grow (some even wild) that both birds and people love. You can find wild blackberries, raspberries, mulberries, and many more that grow in almost any climate around the world. Some other berries that birds love are mountain ash, service berries, hawthorns, dogwoods, and crabapple. Seeds can easily be store purchased but can also be provided to the birds by planting flowering perennials and even grass seed is a favorite during the winter months when food is scarce. To attract your humming birds and butterflies you will need to plant nectar producing flowers. Nectar rich flowers are easily identified because they usually are brightly colored and have a trumpet flower shape. A few examples would be jasmine, trumpet vine, honeysuckle, salvia, fuchsia and many more. You should have supplemented feed such as bird feeders and nectar feeders all year long but it is very important to keep it filled in the winter months. Bugs are a huge source of food for birds, stop with the pesticides! Not only are they potentially harmful to the environment and your family, they take away a good food source for other living things.
Rock speakers are exactly what they sound like. They are outdoor speakers made to look like they are rocks. They blend in with your backyard and produce a great sound. And once installed -which is fairly easy - you can listen to music while you garden, BBQ or sun tan without the ugly look of speakers or wires. Your friends and neighbors will be amazed at where the music is coming from.
One of the first things you should consider is whether or not you are up to taking on a large landscaping project by yourself. You may want to consult a professional landscaper. Doing this will give you an idea of the costs involved, and it will also give you an idea of how much labor a professional thinks will be required. Don't be afraid to ask about the amount of labor involved. It may turn out that you were underestimating how much work your project actually involves.
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