There is plenty of wildlife to be found in the Los Angeles area, and you might even want to invite some of these creatures into your Hollywood yard! Many wild creatures can be fun to watch out the windows, and some can even be helpful to pollinate your flowers, increasing the beauty and productivity of your garden. Read on for landscape designs to attract wildlife!
Landscape Designs to Attract Wildlife
1. Animal Feeders
The way to someone’s heart is through their stomach – and animals are no exception! Placing bird feeders around your yard can attract a wide variety of wild birds. This provides hours of natural entertainment watching these funny little creatures at low impact to your garden. Squirrel, rabbit, or other feeders can be natural, low-profile ways to attract furry friends. It also provides sources of food for these animals throughout seasonal changes.
2. Native Food Sources
The best way to provide for your wild friends is to plant meaningfully; essentially, make sure that the plants in your garden attract wildlife. Plants are food sources for many creatures. It is a great idea to use plants with small seeds or berries, such as desert willow or elderflower. Lucky enough, animals and pollinators are attracted to the same things we are – bright buds, berries, and aromatic flowers.
3. Fresh Water
Another great way to attract wildlife to your yard is a freshwater supply. This is done best by installing a natural pond with features such as water plants, stones, and entrances for wildlife to drink from or bathe. Just make sure the pond is leveled and drains correctly, or it could cause many problems! Try a fountain or birdbath as a freshwater source if you can’t install a pond!
Providing a safe space for animals to rest and sleep is a great way to attract creatures to your yard. This can be done inconspicuously and casually, for example, by just stacking logs with enough space to create a home. You can also install animal housing, such as birdhouses or squirrel houses hanging from trees or a bee house to attract pollinating insects to your garden.
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