Inviting Wildlife Into Your Garden

What could be more beautiful than a garden filled only with flowers and plants? That’s an easy question to answer, a garden filled with small animals and insects. By inviting wildlife into your garden, you help make a positive impact on the environment. There are so many fantastic ways in which you can make your garden wildlife-friendly.

Inviting Wildlife Into Your Garden

5, great ideas to make your garden wildlife-friendly

1. Feed the birds:

You can throw some seeds on the ground for birds to eat, or you could hang a bird feeder. After all, there are so many different kinds of bird feeders available. The type of bird feed you use will determine what bird species you will attract into your garden.

Inviting Wildlife Into Your Garden

2. Boxes or hideouts:

Birds and little animals are a crucial part of any garden. Not only do these boxes create a safe home, but they attract more birds and other small animals to come live in your garden.

Inviting Wildlife Into Your Garden

3. Compost heap:

Ever wondered what to do with all of your food scraps? Instead of throwing them away, why not make your own plant compost. It will help attract animals such as worms, and it will provide your soil with important nutrients and minerals.

Inviting Wildlife Into Your Garden

4. Flowers:

Grow flowers not only do they look beautiful and add colour to your garden, but animals love them too. They attract animals that pollinate, such as bees, butterflies, birds, and other insects. Flowers are a food source for many creatures, therefore playing a big role in maintaining a healthy ecosystem.

Inviting Wildlife Into Your Garden

5. Insect Hotel:

It may sound a little strange, but by creating a safe space for insects to live in, you are making sure that even the tiniest of creatures have a home in which they can thrive. They can be store-bought or handmade. Use items like sticks, logs, and small hollow things. It will attract beneficial insects that are important for your garden.

Inviting Wildlife Into Your Garden

By inviting wildlife into your garden, you are not only expanding your knowledge on different creatures but, you are doing a huge part in helping the ecosystem to flourish.

“The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul.” – Alfred Austin

Hermina Joubert

Animal Editor

Call her a dreamer. A lover of life a true enthusiast. Some of her passions include: People, she enjoys working with and getting to know everyone around her. Nature, she often enjoys being surrounded by nature it makes her feel peaceful and relaxed. In fact she often wishes that a sunset could be classified as a colour. Entertainment industry, a huge love of hers for as long as she can remember. This has become second nature to her. One of her greatest desires in life is to be able to make a difference in the lives of everyone she meets. She writes, motivates, and spreads positivity, enjoys life, and lives life to the fullest. Her motto: All things are possible

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