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Attracting Birds To Your Lawn

birdblogTo some, there is nothing more relaxing than sitting on their back porch listening to the birds chirping and watching them playfully hop from limb to limb. If you are trying to attract birds to your lawn, the best way to do it is to make them feel at home. Trees and bushes provide the necessary essentials for birds and will keep them coming back to your yard year after year.  Any type of bushes and trees are better than none, but there are three categories of trees and bushes that contribute immensely to attracting birds, and therefore to your enjoyment of birds. Some of the trees and bushes will overlap in the categories. For example, Crab Apples provide a good source of food for birds but also make a wonderful space for shelter and nesting.

NECTAR:

Abelia, Azaleas, Butterfly Bush, Bottlebrush, Coral Tree, Desert Willow, Fire Spike, Hibiscus, Mimosas, Tulip Trees, Weigelia

FOOD:

Ash trees, Barberry, Beech Trees, Black Gum, Black Haw, Box Elders, Buckthorn, Burning Bush, Buckeye Shrub, Cedars, Cherry Laurels, Chokeberries, Coral Bean, Cotoneasters, Crab Apples, Dogwoods, Russian Olive, Elderberries, Elms, Fringe Tree, Hackberry, Huckleberries, Hawthorns, Highbush Cranberries, Hollies, Junipers, Leatherleaf Mahonia, Ligustrums, Magnolias, Mulberry trees, Nandinas, Plum Trees, Pyracantha, Oaks, Pines Roses, Sassafras, Serviceberry Spicebush, Sumacs, Sweet Gum, Wax Myrtles, Winterberry, Yaupon

SHELTER & NESTING:

Alders, Ash, Azaleas, Bayberries, Berry thickets, Birches, Cedars, Cotoneasters, Cottonwoods, Crab Apples, Dogwoods, Elderberries, Firs, Hackberry trees, Hawthorns, Hemlocks, Hollies, Junipers, Maples, Mulberry trees, Oaks, Pines Poplars, Rhododendrons, Spruce trees, Suguaro cactus, Sycamores, Sumacs, Viburnum, Wax Myrtles, Woodbines

Not all of the preceding work in every area, but this list will certainly give you a good starting point. If you are ever in doubt on which types to plant, always choose native plants for best results. Paramount can help you find the right bushes and trees for your area so that you can enjoy listening to and watching the birds throughout every season. (513) 984-5200



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