How to Attract Hummingbirds to Your Garden

One of the main benefits of having a beautiful garden is watching the natural wildlife as they visit or make a home. Hummingbirds are such visitors that gardeners long for. Attracting hummingbirds to your garden is actually quite simple. A gardener must simply know what attracts a hummingbird and apply the concept in his garden.

What attracts a hummingbird to one garden and not another? Simple. It’s the color red. Load your garden with the brilliant color and hummingbirds will frequent the spot. Hummingbirds feed by sense of sight, so they will be lured to the garden by the color and stay for the good eats!

Hummingbirds can be found in gardens all over the United States so filling your garden with red flowering plants native to your climate will ensure hummingbirds stop by for a visit. Your local nursery or garden center can help you determine which plants will thrive in your garden. Be sure to note the type of sun your garden receives before shopping for plants. Some plants are very partial to light, while others prefer gardens with full shade. Again, a representative from your local garden center can help you find plants to suit your gardening as well as your hummingbirds’ needs.

Another way to bring the color red into your garden for the hummingbirds without the use of plant materials would be with a hummingbird feeder. A hummingbird feeder is a glass container that can be hung from a Sheppard’s hook or deck in your yard or garden. The glass container can be red or can be filled with red sugar water. Either one will attract the hummingbirds.

Once you’ve set up your hummingbird friendly garden, you will need to be a bit patient. Hummingbirds feed in a pattern, visiting the same places over and over again, all the while searching for new stops along the way. It won’t be long until your garden catches the eye of the beautiful birds.

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