5 ways to attract more wildlife into your garden
Your garden is a front row seat to watching wildlife and nature but first you need to attract it. Here’s our top 5 ways you can attract more wildlife into your garden.
Hang up a bird feeder
An easy way to attract more wildlife is to hang up a bird feeder; you can purchase these from your local garden centre or supermarket. It doesn’t matter how big or small your garden is, a bird feeder is perfect for attracting all kinds of birds.
Grow wild flowers
Butterflies and bees are drawn to wildflowers due to their bright colours and sweet pollens. Start by planting wild flowers in plant pots and planters, you’ll be surprised what insects you’ll attract.
Create a wilderness area
Plant a tree
Trees make perfect habitats for birds and small mammals such as squirrels. By planting one tree in your garden you will create a place for birds and squirrels to nest. We suggest planting trees such as silver birch, yew or elm and beech depending on how much space you have.
Create a feature pond
If you have space for a feature pond, it’s a great way to create another ecosystem in your garden. A pond will allow you to keep fish and frogs as well as attracting insects such as dragonflies. You’ll also be able to grow water plants such as water lilies.