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Landscaping for the Birds

Putting up a feeder in your Northern Virginia-area yard is an easy way to attract birds. But if you want to attract a wider variety of species, prefer your backyard birds to get a more natural diet, or wish to satisfy more than birds' nutritional needs, consider landscaping your yard—even just a part of it—to be more bird-friendly. Even a small yard can provide vital habitat. All it takes is a little time and effort, all the easier if you already enjoy gardening. The rewards are beautiful birds that add color and music to your life year-round.

Creating and preserving habitat for birds has never been more important—as the human population grows, suitable bird habitat is disappearing rapidly, gobbled up by housing developments, roads, shopping malls, and airports. Nearly 80 percent of the habitat on which wildlife depends in the United States is in private hands, and an average of 2.1 million acres each year are converted to residential use, so every backyard is important.

There are three basic things that all birds need from their habitats:

Take a look at your property from a bird's perspective. Does it provide these things? If not, consider adding some or all of them even a few bird-friendly features to your patio. The experts at Chantilly, Virginia-based Lost Creek Landscapes can help. Our focus is fulfilling our customer's landscaping needs throughout Northern Virginia and is dedicated to realizing each client's unique vision. Contact us today!