Inviting wildlife to your landscape doesn’t just provide you with the comfort and joys of beautiful guests. It ensures the survival of North America’s diverse collection of insects, mammals, flora, and fauna! Discover how to attract more wildlife to your garden or landscape in three simple steps.
Feed the Birds
You can attract a variety of bird species to your landscape by hanging feeders throughout your property. Keep in mind that each species of bird prefers a specific type of seed and feeder. For example, cardinals love platform feeders while bluejays prefer hopper feeders. Birds also need a clean place to drink and bathe, so providing them with an attractive birdbath will ensure that they return.
Install a Water Feature
Incorporating a water feature, such as a pond, into your landscape can attract a variety of unique insects like dragonflies. Surround your pond with native plants to further develop the underwater habitat. Installing a water feature can also provide a variety of other benefits to your property, including increasing the property value.
Plant Native Plants
Native plants, trees, and shrubs will help attract local wildlife to your landscape. Visit a nursery that specializes in native plants to ensure that you select the right species. Native trees provide nesting areas for local birds, while wildflowers provide nectar for local insects. As bumblebees teeter on the endangered species list, it has become even more important to provide adequate habitats so that this species may flourish and thrive.
American Native Plants can help you select the right native plants for your project. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff can recommend the trees, shrubs, and flowers that are most suitable for your specific land type and area.
American Native Plants
Whether you’re looking to restore a local wetland or beautify your property, American Native Plants can provide you with the right plants for the job. With an inventory of over 400,000 native trees, native shrubs, and herbaceous plants, consider American Native Plants your one-stop shop for wholesale native plant needs. Peruse our catalog, give us a call, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+!