Ways You Can Attract Birds and Butterflies To Your Landscape

Beautiful blooms, green grass, and of course, colorful bird and butterflies are just a few of the reasons we love summer. It's a great season to get out and enjoy your landscape, and find new ways to enjoy it. When you hire Paradise Landscaping, we help you create a space that will be enjoyed for years to come, and really focuses on the aspects that make your yard special. If one of your favorite pastimes is to watch the birds and butterflies flit through your yard, there are a few ways we can encourage that! Here are a few plants and flowers that will bring in the winged creatures and give you, even more, reasons to love your Lake of the Ozarks landscape.

Have a Large Variety of Plants

If you want to invite the birds and butterflies into your yard, the best way to their heart is through their stomach. A wildlife-friendly yard or garden are filled with a variety of berries, seeds, and flowers from plantings of annuals, perennials, vines, and grasses.

Feature Nectar Rich Blossoms

A good way to attract hummingbirds and butterflies is through nectar-rich plants. You'll find that Cosmos, zinnias, verbena, fuschia, and cleome are easy-to-grow annuals that attract both species. Butterflies are especially fond of butterfly bush and purple coneflowers. When we create a custom landscape at the Lake of the Ozarks for your, we are certain to make sure and find plants that achieve what you want. If you are trying to attract birds and butterflies, be sure to let us know so we can incorporate special plants into your landscape.

Include More Trees & Shrubs

Trees and shrubs are fabulous places for your birds not only to find shelter but also extra food as well. You'll want to incorporate pines, firs, spruces, junipers, cedars, and yews. Birds like to eat the berries and nuts from different trees, and they can also hide their nests in them as well. Trees are also great for more than just increasing your bird population! You can read our article about The Benefits of Having Trees In Your Yard to learn more!

Add Shelter for the Birds

While trees and shrubs do provide shelter, you can also include bird boxes and platforms for the birds to find extra security in. These can be as elaborate as you would like, and can often times fit in perfectly with the design of your home and landscape.

Don't Forget to Feed Them!

Your birds can find food on their own, but if you really want to encourage them to reside in your backyard paradise, you can feed them! They love varieties of seeds and nuts, as well as water baths. There are many local stores you can shop at to find the supplies you need. The birds will thank you for it!

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At Paradise Landscaping, we aim to be the best landscapers at the Lake of the Ozarks through our custom designs that are created with your help. We use your dreams and visions for your landscape to create a space that you'll never want to leave. Are you ready to get started? Visit our website, or give us a call at 573-964-6515 to get a quote.

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