Way To Attract Wildlife To Your Garden

Wildlife plays an important role in the success of our gardens, and often we don’t take enough time to appreciate the wonderful work that insects, bees and birds do throughout the year. There are a variety of benefits to attracting wildlife to your garden, from helping with your gardening to being able to experience the incredible representations of these incredible creatures right in your garden! By making a few small changes and adding comfort to your garden, you can encourage a number of creatures to explore your beautiful outdoor space. Here are some ideas that you can adopt this year:

Flowers

The flowers naturally attract a range of wildlife due to their bright colours, beautiful aesthetics and distinctive scents. This makes it a fantastic addition to your garden. Your flowers can be planted in individual pots or in a flower bed, depending on the available space in your garden. Remember that diversity is key. The best flora for wildlife is plants with Pollen, nectar for bees to pollinate, or plants that provide seeds, fruits or other food sources.

A Garden Of Wild Flowers

Wildflower gardens were thrust into the spotlight of garden trends in 2017 and continue to gain popularity in 2018! Wildflower gardens are very easy to maintain while offering an awesome addition to your garden. If you don’t want to let your entire yard grow freely, it’s easy enough to cut a small area of your garden for your own mini wildflower meadow!

To prepare the area, you need to remove the grass and weeds, then pick up a pack of wildflower seeds and wait for the Magic to set in! The diversity offered by these seed mixtures encourages a wide range of insects to take refuge, including grasshoppers, butterflies and bees.

Climbers

Climbing plants can add depth and detail to your garden and provide shelter and a food source for small creatures like birds and insects. Opt for plants such as ivy, clematis and roses for year-round coverage. These can be planted next to fences, or with a trellis, you can create a beautiful feature elsewhere in the garden-why not plant the climbing plants at the edge of your wildflower garden?

Bird Boxes And Feeders

A classic addition to your garden is a bird box or bird feeder. Do you opt for natural materials when buying a feeder, if possible, or why not make your own? Keep an eye on the feeders to make sure they stay filled and try different seed mixes throughout the year! In autumn and winter, food is often scarce, so this is the best time to help the birds.