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Landscaping Your Northern Virginia Grounds To Attract More Birds

Attracting more birds to your home in the Washington DC area is as easy as making your landscaping hospitable to the specific type of bird you hope to attract. All living things like to rest and eat, so including plants, trees and shrubs to provide these necessities only makes sense.

Attract more birds with bird feeders incorporated into your landscape design. Choose bird feeders that are large enough to hold enough bird food for at least three days and then find a location in your landscape design that is both convenient and can easily be seen from indoors. If you want to plant your landscape based on attracting birds, then you want to be able to see them. Attract more birds with bird feeders incorporated into your landscape design. Choose bird feeders that are large enough to hold enough bird food for at least three days and then find a location in your landscape design that is both convenient and can easily be seen from indoors. If you want to plant your landscape based on attracting birds, then you want to be able to see them. Attract more birds with bird feeders incorporated into your landscape design. Choose bird feeders that are large enough to hold enough bird food for at least three days and then find a location in your landscape design that is both convenient and can easily be seen from indoors. If you want to plant your landscape based on attracting birds, then you want to be able to see them. Attract more birds with bird feeders incorporated into your landscape design. Choose bird feeders that are large enough to hold enough bird food for at least three days and then find a location in your landscape design that is both convenient and can easily be seen from indoors. If you want to plant your landscape based on attracting birds, then you want to be able to see them.

Birds are delicate animals that need shelter, so include places for your feathered friends to tuck away and get out of the weather in your Leesburg, VA landscape. Evergreens provide great shelter and have enough space to allow the birds to easily crawl in and hide away

You can make a great difference to the birds that live and reproduce in your area by simply creating a nesting habitat. Different species of birds have different requirements. Many birds nest in dense shrubs and bushes, as well as behind climbing plants on trees and walls, so planting this kind of cover is important. Other birds like to nest in woodpecker holes in old, dying trees. It may not be safe for you to have a tree like that in the middle of Washington DC or Manassas, so attaching a wooden nesting box to a healthy tree is a great option.

Using a variety of plants with seeds and fruits throughout the year also will attract birds to your Middleburg, VA landscape. Plants like holly, crabapple trees, sunflowers and all berry-producing plants are fantastic choices for planting to attract birds to your landscape.

Don't forget, birds also eat insects so planting flowers that attract bugs is beneficial to attracting birds to your Sterling, VA landscape. Planting this type of flower away from your home will attract birds to your landscape, while keep the insects away from your home.

Food is complimented by beverage — even for birds. After providing food and shelter in your landscape, make sure you also incorporate water as well. A small birdbath or bird basin is large enough to provide plenty of water to drink and bathe in, and to keep them coming back to your landscape for more.

It is wise to locate your bird basin or feeder in a spot that does not make it too easy for them to be ambushed by pet cats. In winter, most sources of water freeze solid and small birds can die of thirst. If you keep a bird basin topped up with fresh, clean, liquid water in the depths of winter you will be amazed as birds from miles around learn to visit your landscaped grounds to drink. Moving water attracts and pleases birds more than stagnant water, so small water features that circulate are the best option.

For more information on attracting birds to your Northern Virginia grounds, contact the landscaping professionals at Lost Creek Landscapes.