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Home Landscaping to Attract Birds

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It is very easy to attract birds to your home landscape if you follow a few basic principles.
Birds need more than food:

Shelter: areas for protection, nesting, and resting
Create a landscape with multi-layers: tall trees, medium trees, large shrubs, smaller shrubs, perennials, and ground covers (see photos)

Water: bird baths, fountains, ponds, etc.
Water is actually more important than food for birds, without a water source, birds won’t seek your food

Food: plants that produce nectar, fruit and seeds that birds like to eat
Feeders are OK, but birds love to forage from the plants you grow

1

Plan you landscape to include plants of differing heights and layers.

2

Choose plants that offer up fruit, nectar and seeds (see list below).

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List of recommended Plants:
Oaks, maples and other large trees
White Oak
Flowering Dogwood
Kousa Dogwood
American Beautyberry
Viburnum
Winterberry
Black Eyed Susan
Verbena on a “Stick”
Purple Cone Flowers

3

Place water source in open location near plants where birds can rest and nest.

Congratulations! You did it! Sit back and enjoy your new lawn addition!

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