I absolutely love hummingbirds. We have a hummingbird feeder just off of our deck and I love to sit and watch them on Saturday mornings with a cup of tea or coffee. They’re such busy little workers, and it inspires me to get more done in my own life! Though they’re cute, hummingbirds can be a little tricky to attract to your garden. Follow these tips and tricks to bring more hummingbirds to your backyard. Their energy is contagious!
Tips For Hummingbird Lovers
Add Pollinator Plants To Your Garden
Like bees, hummingbirds are pollinators and they love nectar-rich native plant species. To attract the birds to your yard, plant things like Hyancith, Trumpet Vine, Honeysuckle, and BeeBalm. You can read my entire article on it here. You’ll love them for their gorgeous colors and lovely scent…and so will the birds!
Plan It So You Have Plants Always In Bloom
To attract hummingbirds to your garden all year long, pick a variety of plants that bloom at different times of the year. Having some kind of flower or plant that is always in bloom throughout your garden all year long is something that is really attractive to hummingbirds.
Deadhead Flowers To Enhance Blooming Throughout The Season
Before each growing season, “deadhead” or cut off any dead or wilted seedlings from your plant. By removing the dead material, you are “tricking” the plant into producing more. In some cases, you can even deadhead blooms in the late summer for another potential blooming in the fall, depending on your plant variety. Awesome, right?
Replace Old Bird Feeders
First thing this growing season, replace any old or broken hummingbird feeders with these new ones from Amazon. If none of your feeders have to be replaced, simply take some time to fill each of them with colored sugar water. This will keep the hummingbirds coming back all season long!
Don’t Remove Spider Webs
I know, I know. The second I see one of these horrible things, I’m attacking it with a broom. However, just because you hate spider webs doesn’tmean that hummingbirds do. In fact, they use the material from spider webs to create their own nests. Keep the webs around your garden so they’ll have all of the nest-building materials needed.
Add A Mister To Your Backyard Area
Add a misting attachment to your hose and watch as the hummingbirds fly through it, getting a little wet along the way. Pick one up at your local home improvement store!
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