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Bird Friendly Landscapes; Equal a Healthy Landscape.
Attracting birds to your landscape is more than throwing out a feeder and birdbath.
You must take into account; wild bird’s basic needs, including food, shelter, water and
These are the best plants to use to attract local birds, as the birds are familiar with
them. Organic Native Landscaping uses regional trees, shrubs, flowers and grasses,
and those are the same plants that birds recognize as rich food sources and
appropriate shelter. Exotic plants might be beautiful and some are invasive but if the
birds do not the like plants they will move on.
Landscaping with native plants is also beneficial because those plants are adapted to
the local climate. They will require less water and generally lower maintenance to stay
beautiful and healthy. Native plants will work with your soil, not against it. Plus we
make plant selections to attract birds and beneficial insects. These birds and insects
will weed out the pest insects making for a healthy vibrant landscape.
These are just as important as the food, I’ll argue even more so. Without water features (running water is better) birds that do stop by for food will move on quickly. When building or upgrading an existing landscape we always try to include a water feature. This is not only pleasant for you, the property owner but it attracts birds. Running water does this better stays cleaner and prevents mosquitos from laying eggs.
Top 10 Hummingbird Flowers:*Note: The Woodlands is 8b/9a, Plant Hardiness Zone
1. Bee Balm Perennial: Zones 4-9
2. Cardinal Flower Perennial: Zones 2-9
3. Zinnia Annual
4. Salvia Perennial: Zones 4-11
5. Bleeding Hearts Perennial: Zones 2-9
6. Butterfly Bush Perennial: Zones 5-10
7. Trumpet Creeper Perennial: Zones 4-10
8. Lupine Perennial: Zones 9-10
9. Columbine Perennial: Zones 3-8
10. Petunia Annual
Other import aspects to creating a ‘bird friendly’ landscape are:
All of this truly starts and ends with ‘Healthy Soil’. The total success and/or failure of your outdoor environment/landscaping is dependent on your soil. Get your soil right and you can relax on your paver patio, mosquito free; while enjoying song birds and running water right on past sunset with your perfectly designed landscape lighting.
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