Looking for ways to bring more hummingbirds to your garden? Here are 5 garden design tips to entice them to your yard.
To attract more hummingbirds to the garden, plant a variety of flowers and shrubs in varying heights to provide shade, shelter, food, and water.Hummingbirds love bright-colored, tubular flowers because they hold more nectar and are particularly drawn to red, orange, pink, and yellow hues.
Hummingbirds are attracted to nectar-rich flowers, so planting a variety of flowering plants is a great way to attract them.
You can also provide a hummingbird feeder filled with a solution of four parts water to one part white sugar. Be sure to clean the feeder regularly and refill it as needed.
Hummingbirds need a place to rest between feedings, so providing perches such as twigs or branches can be helpful.
A shallow dish filled with water can also attract hummingbirds to your garden. The birds will use the water for drinking and bathing.
Hummingbirds will also appreciate having a shaded area in which to rest and hide from predators. You can provide this by planting native shrubs or trees, or by installing a birdhouse.
Follow along to learn how to design a garden that attracts hummingbirds.