You can attract beneficial wildlife by planting native flowers and installing bird feeders and water sources. Providing shelter through bushes or insect hotels also helps.
To ensure your garden is a safe habitat, avoid using pesticides and chemicals, provide fresh water sources, and create hiding places with logs, rocks, or dense plantings. Planting native species also supports the local ecosystem by offering familiar nourishment and shelter to wildlife.
Design your garden with a variety of plants that flower at different times to provide year-round food. Leave some areas wild for shelter and use organic gardening practices to ensure safety for all visitors.
While feeding wildlife can attract them to your garden, it’s important to do so in moderation and focus on providing natural food sources through your planting choices to avoid dependency and imbalance.
Biodiversity helps maintain a balanced ecosystem, controlling pests naturally, pollinating plants, and enriching the soil, which leads to a healthier and more productive garden.