Do you enjoy watching birds?Â Would you like to attract more of them to the yard of your Brooklyn home?Â Luckily, you can with the right setting.Â Here are 3 steps to transform your landscape into a birdâ€™s paradise:
Step 1:Â Provide a food supply for your feathered friends.
One of the easiest ways to do so is through birdfeeders.Â To ensure a throng of birds inhabits your landscape throughout most of the year, place birdfeeders in areas all over your Brooklyn homeâ€™s yard.
Step 2:Â Supply a source of water for birds to drink and bathe in.
are an easy solution and wide varieties are available.Â Shallow basins
or troughs will also do the trick.Â However, since birds enjoy moving
water, you may want to include a feature in your landscape that
Step 3:Â Offer a safe shelter to perch and rest.
Birds want a place safe from the elements and predators.Â Evergreen
trees like cedar, pine and spruce are a good choice, as they allow birds
to crawl into them and keep predators out.Â Ornamental trees are
another good choice that will not only provide shelter but perhaps even
some food in the form of berries or insects.Â Trees that birds find
attractive include crabapple trees, flowering dogwood trees and Japanese
In addition to trees, you may want to provide birdhouses.Â
These also serve as shelter, as long as they are deep enough to protect
the nest and have a small hole near the top and a cleanout panel.Â The
size of the hole and orientation to your Brooklyn home
determine what birds inhabit it.Â To keep inhabitants comfortable and
safe, place birdhouses in a quiet, shady spot and secure them firmly.
Turning your yard into a bird paradise takes some time and effort,
but itâ€™s all worth it when your landscape is flittering with feathered
activity throughout most of the year.
Want to purchase a home with a yard that you can turn into a bird paradise?Â I can help.Â Call Charles Dâ€™Alessandro of Fillmore Real Estate now at (718) 253-9600 ext.206 or email me at email@example.com for more information.