If someone asked you for your top tips about how to start a wildlife garden, what would you tell them?
What is your best advice for someone who wants to begin to create welcoming habitat for wildlife in their garden?
What books would you suggest they read?
Do you have a favorite native plant for attracting wildlife to your garden?
What’s your favorite species of wildlife in your garden?
I’m collecting a series of top tips for a person who would like to begin a wildlife garden, but doesn’t know where to start.
And that’s where YOU come in. What are your top tips?
Thanks so much for sharing your wisdom!
Hit the comments button to leave your ideas!!
Here are some of my initial tips just to get started:
Get to know your local wildlife – Do some research on what kind of wildlife is native to your area and what kind of habitats they need to thrive. This will help you design your garden to meet their needs.
Plan your garden – Think about what kind of plants and features you want to include in your garden. You’ll want to have a variety of different habitats, like bird baths and feeders, trees and shrubs for shelter, and open spaces for insects to fly around.
Get the right plants – Choose plants that are native to your area and that will provide food and habitat for local wildlife. Native plants are also better adapted to your local climate, so they’ll be easier to take care of.
Create different habitats – You don’t want to just have one type of habitat in your garden, mix it up! For example, you could have a bird bath, a butterfly garden, and a small pond all in the same space. This will give the wildlife in your garden more options for food and shelter.
Be patient – It takes time for wildlife to find your garden, but if you’re patient, they’ll come. Just sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!
Starting a wildlife garden can be a fun and rewarding experience, and it’s a great way to help out the wildlife in your area. And my top tip – have fun!
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