How to attract hummingbirds to the garden

Hummingbirds are one of the most striking and curious birds. They are so beautiful, that you want to have some of them visit from time to time, but for this we have to do some things so that the garden gives them a good impression .

Thus, not only is it likely that they will come, but it is also impossible for them to make their nest in one of the trees. Let us know how to attract hummingbirds to the garden.

Index

  • 1 Design a flower garden
  • 2 Plant some trees and shrubs
  • 3 Do not use pesticides
  • 4 Place some feeders and drinkers
  • 5 Protect your garden from cats

Design a flower garden

garden flowers

Hummingbirds love flowers, so one way to naturally attract them is to make a garden where there is always a flowering plant. For this reason, you should choose species that are very showy and cheerful, but that do not have too much aroma , such as azaleas , impatiens or milkweed.

Plant some trees and bushes

trees

Trees and bushes placed in a place where they can develop well will be very useful to these birds. Choose species that are adapted to your climate (for this, it will be enough to acquire those plants that are being cultivated in the outdoor facilities of the nurseries in your area), and plant them in the location you have chosen.

Don’t use pesticides

Pesticide

Pesticides are chemicals that kill pests quickly and effectively, but if hummingbirds ingest them, they too can die . To avoid this, it is very important to always use natural products.

Put some feeders and drinkers

hummingbirds_drinking

Whether they are passing through or coming to rest, if they see that there are red feeders and drinkers in your garden, they won’t be able to resist . Red is their favorite color, so you can take advantage of it to have a few feathered tenants in your green space for a few months. 

Of course, do not put them all together , since the males are very territorial and there could be problems. The ideal is to put one or two feeders and drinkers in different areas so that they do not feel the need to fight.

Protect your garden from cats

cat in garden

Cats are animals made by and for hunting. They can trap rodents and small birds, so if you want to attract hummingbirds to your garden you must prevent these felines from visiting it, either by putting up physical barriers so that they cannot jump into your green corner or by planting repellent plants . 

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Thus, you will have a garden that hummingbirds will love

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