The importance of healthy backyard maintenance is often taken for granted. A healthy background is not just a sign of a healthy environment, but also, it helps in making your backyard more beautiful for you and your family.
The beautiful sound of birds fluttering and singing in your backyard is not just a beautiful sight, it’s also a sign of a healthy environment. Birds have a key role to play in keeping the backyard heathy and keep check of the insects.
Just imagine having finches, cardinals, and robins in your backyard, it is the first thing you see in the morning. The colors, the beautiful sound of them singing, guarantees that your day starts with the beautiful tapestry of nature.
Do you know? The reason why most children don’t play outside because unlike the old times, the outside view is all materialistic where children see tall buildings and noise of cars passing through. Imagine if you had a backyard, green and luscious, sound of the bird going through your ears. Wouldn’t that be something you want? A backyard where kids can have some physical activity.
How birds improve the backyard?
Birds are an important member of the food chain and are nature’s best pest control. Wild birds aid in managing pests such as Japanese Beetles and mosquitoes. For
According to research, birds are one of the least toxic and most effective ways of managing pests. They can consume thousands of insects, particularly in spring when it is their time to feed their offspring.
Unfortunately, with the increase in development and deforestation, there are no longer enough trees for the bird to take shelter in. Loss of natural food and habitat is causing birds to be extinct. Not many people understand the value of birds and how they contribute to our ecology.
Sparrows and finches contribute significantly to a healthy garden. These are seed-eating birds, and they help in keeping weeds from taking over the backyard garden. Birds can consume an extensive amount of weed seeds, helping gardeners prevent unwanted plants and control them as well.
One major benefit of birds is that they are not as toxic as herbicides and insecticides.
Birds move between plants, and therefore, they play a key role in the process of plant pollination. They carry out this process in the most natural way possible, particularly hummingbirds who are especial because of wildflower pollination.
The process of pollination is essential for the production of seeds and fruits. This process is often credited to the bees, and the contribution of birds is often overlooked. There is more than one type of pollinators such as butterflies and hummingbirds and other insects.
How to attract more birds to your backyard?
It is important to attract birds and give them a place where they feel comfortable with all their basic needs intact.
“Install birdbaths and bird feeders, so that they know it’s a safe place.”
According to research, the indication of the health of an environment is judged based on how many birds are attracted to it. An area populated with is a sign of a healthy environment.
To keep your environment healthy, you must provide enough food and sources that can bring these birds to your backyard. Layering medium and tall plants all over the backyard will provide enough shelter for the birds, give them cover where they can feel accommodated.
Here are some of the best tips that can help you attract birds into your backyard:
Eliminate or reduce the use of herbicides and pesticides. If you are going to use chemicals on plants in your backyard, it can make living conditions a bit unhealthy for the birds
Planting native plants to provide birds with enough food and seeds
Install a pond or small fountain of sugar water to attract hummingbirds. You mustn’t use artificial sweeteners and honey or any kind of food coloring.
Make the windows of your house more visible to the birds to prevent any kind of collision. Close drapes, put up screens, and blinds need to be put up before you leave the house. Install multiple decals on the window’s glass.
We hope the article helped you in understanding why birds are important to our environment. They have a huge contribution which is mostly overlooked. Invite these beautiful creatures to your backyard and witness the magic unveil in front of your eyes.