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Forget concrete and make your garden into a wildlife habitat

If you live in an urban environment and are lucky enough to have a garden, there are several things you can do in order to improve the environment. By developing your garden into a wildlife habitat you are going to create a beautiful space for your home as well as something that attracts and promotes wildlife diversity in your area.

One of the best ways to attract animals to your garden is by choosing the correct plants. Creatures such as butterflies and hummingbirds are going to be attracted by plants that have a great deal of nectar in them, so select these if you want to see this sort of animals in your garden. Plants that create a lot of nectar also often have beautiful flowers, which can make your garden a delightful place to be in the spring and summer.

As with many gardening projects it is important that you plan ahead and one of the most essential steps of planning should be deciding on your budget. When you want to construct a successful wildlife habitat you are going to need to put plants in several years in a row. You should consider how much you want to spend every year on plants and which sort of plants you can best afford.

If you are specifically interested in attracting butterflies to your garden then you should do some reading about which plants are particularly appealing to them. As well as plants that have a lot of nectar it is important to realise that butterflies come from caterpillars so you should provide food that is appealing to them.

This is not a very complicated process and most caterpillars will be perfectly happy with a small patch of weeds which they can consume. Attracting butterflies to a garden is much easier than you think.


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