Tips On How To Make Your Backyard Wildlife Friendly!

backyard wildlife friendly

Your backyard is your personal space where you can relax and enjoy Nature. Why not create a welcome environment that is environmental friendly for all creatures humans,  birds, butterflies, bees, and our planet. Do your part to make this world safer by creating a healthier and more diverse ecosystems right in our own garden and backyards. Practice greenscaping. 

Sadly according to the  National Audubon Society, the 20 birds on the Common Birds in Decline list have lost at least half of their populations in just four decades due to residential and industrial development.  According to the monarchwatch.org the loss of monarchs have been contributed to the decline of milkweed due to roadside management practices, intensive agriculture and the extensive use of herbicides. These natural visitors help control pests, and seed and pollinate our gardens.

Why is it so important to us to have a healthy balanced eco-system?

  • We need to support our climate and breakdown toxins.
  •  We need to keep up our planet and recycle nutrients that will enrich our soil and provide food for all creatures.
  • We need to purify and filter our air and water.
  • We need make sure we have plenty of natural resources such as wood and textiles to maintain life.

Some Important Steps To Follow:

1. Make sure you plant native bushes, trees and plants that will attract wildlife and balance our ecosystem. Look for ones that produce berries, fruits and flowers and  for plants and shrubs that blossom different times throughout the year to so that the wildlife will have containing food supply.  Check with your local cooperative extension office or environmental authorities to see what grows well and is native to your area.

2. Control pesky insects organically and naturally by inviting beneficial insects that are their natural enemies into your garden.

3. Enrich your soil by doing your own composting. Don’t destroy our planet with toxin chemicals that are in commercial fertilizer and are harmful to birds, wildlife and humans.

If you are a gardeners or are considering gardening please make sure you do it the organic, environmentally friendly, and healthy way and you will likely discover that nourishing the health of a backyard ecosystem improves the lives of the people who share it.  For bird friendly plants of the year please check out Edge field plant stone website. 

Check out the infographic below for more helpful information on how you can make your backyard ecofriendly and provide a habitat that will invite wildlife, preserve our natural resources, environment and ensure a healthy planet for our children and all future generations.

10 thoughts on “Tips On How To Make Your Backyard Wildlife Friendly!”

  1. smallftprints

    Great tips! I especially enjoyed the infographic and I’m happy to learn that we have many of the beneficial bugs listed. Now my next goal is to construct a bat house or two and place them in various spots on the property. We see them flying around at night so I’d like to encourage their presence. Thanks, as always, for a wonderful post!

    1. Thanks for reading my article and commenting. Glad you liked the infographic. Good luck with making the bat house. Have a healthy happy week! Marla

  2. Hi Marla,
    It is so important to attract beneficial insects. Thanks for sharing these wonderful tips for creating a wildlife friendly backyard with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop! I’m pinning and sharing!

  3. Simple Changes Healthy Results

    I never would have thought to ATTRACT bugs and even bats (ewww) but I can see how helpful they would be. I’m still struggling with snails eating my tender herbs. I thought I had them licked with cedarwood oil and cassia oil but they seem to be ignoring it now. Of course, I am not spraying it as regularly as I should. Any ideas?

    1. Have you tried Diatomaceous Earth which works on many pests. You can buy it on-line or in many nurseries. It good for your soil too.

      Another suggestion is Seaweed repels slugs because it is salty and they avoid salt. Mulch with seaweed around the base of plants or perimeter of bed. Pile it on 3″ to 4″ thick – when it dries it will shrink to just an inch or so deep.

      Beer I have heard is a good repellent because slugs are attracted to beer. Set a small amount of beer in a shallow wide jar buried in the soil up to its neck. Slugs will crawl in and drown. Use a jar lid and prop it up with a small stick so rain won’t dilute the beer – make sure to leave space for the slugs to crawl in.

      I have never had problems with an over abundant of slugs so I haven’t personally dealt with them, but I have used Diatomaceous earth in my own garden and have had great suggest with it controling other pests.

      I hope this helps and you can get the slugs under control. Thanks for stopping by reading my article. Have a healthy happy week! Marla

  4. So interesting to see the table of helpful bugs and flies. I will pay more attention to what I see in the yard–and perhaps plant some of the attractive plants that you have listed. Thanks!

    1. I used to think a bug was a bug but now I am aware that some are bad and some are very helpful to our ecosystem. Thanks for reading my article and commenting. Have a healthy happy blessed Mother’s Day weekend!

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