New research suggests that one out of every three people is now taking measures in their garden to attract more wildlife visitors. There are many different ways to get insects and animals to make your garden a winter haven if you are one of them.
The research hails from the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) and found that almost a third more people are now trying to get wildlife into their gardens compared to data that was collected four years ago. One of the reasons for this is the fact that there are now more products available to target the wild bird market. In addition, more people are buying feeding regime food that is designed to attract certain varieties of birds into the garden.
In fact, almost two-thirds of people in the UK feed birds in their garden on a regular basis and another quarter offer permanent nesting and breeding habitats. However, birds are not the only type of wildlife that you can choose to help out during the winter months.
By creating cosy corners and leafy habitats in gardens smaller animals that hibernate during the winter will hunker down in a garden for the winter months. You will be glad they did come spring since they will help to eat nuisances in the yard such as aphids.
In addition, you might consider placing stones over hollow areas of the garden or pond environment to help provide a shelter for newts, toads, and slower worms. A log pile in the garden can also help encourage spiders, stag beetles, and bees into the yard as they will use the area to create a home for themselves. Log piles will also attract wood mice and blackbirds into your garden since they will be looking for a meal out of the snails and slugs that call it home.