Birds bring many benefits to a garden or landscape and are a great joy to watch. Many birds eat unwanted insects, such as mosquitoes and aphids, making them wonderful for pest control. They can also help as pollinators for people with edible gardens and landscapes. Attracting birds that drink nectar from flowers, like hummingbirds, help ensure the production of food for future use. Birds can also help with control as many eat weed seeds before they germinate keeping the garden cleaner without the use of chemicals.
There are several ways to attract birds to your garden and landscape and each will bring different results. To help birds feel comfortable in your garden plant layered and dense vegetation. By layering your plants, it gives a greater variety of food and shelter sources for many varieties of birds. A dense planting design will also make birds feel safe and give them a place to hide from predators. Try using native plants as these are vegetation that the birds instinctively seek out. Fruiting trees and berry producing scrubs are also wonderful plant choices for birds to feed on, and will attract a wide variety of birds, insects, and wildlife to a garden. Also, look for plants that birds can use as nesting materials like grasses to invite them to make a permanent residence in your garden. They will come back to year after year.
Providing basic amenities such as food, shelter, and water will give the birds in your garden a luxury home to live in and a relaxing ambiance to your outdoor living.