Your garden is the one area of the home where you can enjoy the outdoors all year round, but it can also be the perfect home for a range of creatures. Every inch of your garden can be inhabited by animals, and with a little encouragement, you can bring your outdoor space to life!
So, how can you attract wildlife into your garden? Read on to find out more.
Add a birdbath
Birdbaths are a great way of encouraging all types of birds into your garden, as it provides a place for them to drink and bathe. In the summer, birdbaths offer a refreshing space for these creatures to cool off and during the winter it can be one of their main water sources. Soon enough, you may get common visitors to your birdbath who you can enjoy from inside and outside your home.
Install a pond
Not only do they look good and create a relaxing area in your garden, but ponds can make the perfect habitat for a whole range of creatures. Fish, frogs, snails and insects can make your pond into an aquatic hub, with flowers, plants and other diverse wildlife also adding colour and texture to this area. As an attractive feature of the garden, ponds are popular additions that can be made into the focal point of your outdoor space.
Create a wild area
Keeping a small area of your garden untamed will create a wildlife-friendly space. Long grass, wild plants and piles of leaves can be the perfect environment for animals. Unlike perfectly tamed spaces, letting one area grow naturally gives creatures places to burrow, hide, forage and shelter. Hedgehogs, for example, enjoy nestling under piles of leaves whereas bees can benefit from the pollen of wildflowers.
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