How to Turn Your Garden Into a Natural Habitat

If you want to have a garden full of life and motion, you have to attract some wildlife. It's not as difficult as it may sound. Your garden will attract insects, bugs, birds and mammals. Silence won't bother you anymore and you won't be alone. You will make yourself happy and at the same time you will provide a living space for these beautiful creatures. All you need to do is follow this advice and you will have the garden of your dreams. If you think your garden has to be messy and unkempt, you're wrong. You need waves and perennial plants and strong curves of hedges and paths. It's advisable to have a meadow and moan areas. It's important to provide everything animals will need to live in your garden.


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    Provide food. This can be as simple as placing a bird feeder. Planting native plants is what you have to do in order to attract wildlife. Plants like roses, honeysuckle and lavender attract different insects like bees and butterflies. Hummingbirds are fans of fuchsia and geraniums. Trees and shrubs that produce fruit, berries and seed are good sources of food for your little friends.
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    Provide shelter. You need to plant evergreen plants, too, because they are a suitable place for wildlife to take shelter.
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    Provide water. It's crucial to provide water. Some animals can use even your pool to have a bath. Bees love shallow water. You can have a fountain and a small artificial pond. It's vital to change the water in your pond regularly to avoid breeding mosquitoes.
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    Provide a place for wildlife to raise young. A birdhouse or a pile of brush can be a nice place for wildlife to raise their young. It's good to have climber-covered walls and fences to increase the possibilities not only for raising children, but also for feeding, nesting, roosting and hibernating.
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    Keep invasive species away. Some species will overtake your garden and make it inhospitable to diversity. If there are feral cats that threaten wildlife, it would be wise to take steps to keep those out.


  • If you want to help small frogs and dragonfly nymphs crawl out of the water, you can place planted pots in the water on the edge, so plants are in contact with dry and wet.
  • Recent research has shown shown that cultivated varieties and exotic plants are also suitable for wildlife. You need to plant long flowers like Cirsium rivulare "Atropurpureum", which grows higher than a metre and has colour from May till the beginning of winter. Other long flowers are Companula portenschlagiana "Resholdt's Variety."
  • You can also buy a mosquito dunk, a small tablet that you have to drop into the water in order to kill mosquito larvae.


  • It's not difficult to get the garden of your dreams. Animals like the same things like us- sun, water, shade, colour and scent. If you make them happy, they will make you happy and give you the chance to enjoy the changes in your garden. What you need to remember is that using pesticides to control weeds, is not allowed. Toxic killers can harm other species and all your efforts would be in vain.

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