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Wondering how do you get hummingbirds to nest in your garden?
We can help answer the question: “How do you get hummingbirds to nest in your garden?” That’s because we’ve crafted multiple year ’round hummingbird habitat gardens. And, yes, we’ve thrilled to many hummingbirds raising babies in our yards.
Moreover, it wasn’t just one thing that made our gardens irresistible to these fairy-like birds. Rather, offering a combination of simple gardening ingredients brought the hummingbirds to nest with us.
Spoiler Alert: Attracting nesting hummingbirds takes more than planting red flowers or putting up a feeder!
Detailed steps on how to get hummingbirds to nest in your garden:
- First, you’ll need to be gardening in the Americas. That’s because hummingbirds only live in this part of the world.
- Second, grow diverse plantings. That’s so the hummingbirds have access to the right nesting plants. Plus, this way they can forage from plants that bloom in succession instead of all at once.
- Third, lay off the ‘cides and let nature take it’s course. That’s because toxins may negatively impact hummingbirds. Plus, they may kill off important fauna food sources too. And you want to be sure they have food to feed babies, fledglings and to survive all year long in your garden.
- Fourth, be sure your garden offers access to water. That’s because this rounds out the basic tenants of what life needs to survive and thrive.
There’s more you can do to help hummingbirds in your garden!
When you craft a diverse hummingbird garden, they will come. Just starting to learn how to get hummingbirds to nest in your garden is a great start. But when you get down to the specifics of what kinds of plants to grow makes an even bigger difference for these creatures. And getting a greater understanding of how they fit into your garden’s overall ecology can help you become a better gardener with an even healthier garden. Plus, there are ways to let wondrous hummingbirds work for you in your garden. And that may mean your gardening chores become easier!
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Also, you don’t need to buy a nest for hummingbirds:
There’s no reason to purchase a pre-fabricated “hummingbird nest” or nesting house. That’s because hummingbirds build their own nests. Moreover, they don’t nest in bird houses or baskets. So those cute hummingbird houses you might see for sale won’t get used by these birds.
Instead, hummingbirds use natural ingredients they gather from your garden. So, don’t rake and scrape your garden clear of detritus if you want hummingbirds to nest in your garden.
So cute! Hopping over to part 2 now!