Backyard. Sunday , April 22nd , 2018 - 14:06:30 PM
Have you ever got bored with your backyard or garden and thought about transforming it? Of course there are many things to consider, for instance, how big is it? What is your budget? Are there children to consider? Do you need backyard landscaping or something less dramatic?
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.
Whether you decide to do the work yourself, or hire a professional, there are some tips that can help you to design an attractive landscape with the least amount of effort and expense. A few of these tips are listed here.
• Construct the place that you will be able to sit down. You must have a spot to take a seat to enable you to use a place to relax while you're looking at your own lawn.
If you want it to look really lovely, you could consider a water feature of some sort. This need not be too expensive, if you can get the family to chip in and help out, but only if you have some sort of experience, or are willing to spend quite some time learning how to do it. If you would rather not go through that trouble, you might want to turn to a professional.
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.
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