A garden with rich bird life is often a fresh garden. Many small birds are insecticides and can help keep the number of harmful insects at a reasonable level. Thus, direct damage to individual plants becomes less and diseases are not spread so easily - without spraying and poaching with toxic chemicals. A prerequisite for small birds. to enjoy and stay in the garden is to arrange a feeding place and a bird bath and plant bushes that provide both shelter and food.
For just a decade ago it was not uncommon for a family or company to be gathered for a meal in The villages were forced to fly indoors because a neighbor declared war against the harmful insects in his garden. With the spray at the highest pressure, the person swallowed not only the aphids and the like in a dense fog. The wind also brought lots of poisonous particles over bushes and fences and "spiced" the barbeque's barbecue food in a way that took both party mood and hunger.
Today, the risks of such poison war are much more rare. We have had milder, yet active pesticides. Many gardeners have learned to dosage properly and even more people have completely refrained from using chemicals. In other words, it has come to light that a well-drained garden soil, airy plantations and a minimum of weed often make other plant protection efforts unnecessary. In addition, if insecticidal small birds can enjoy the garden, they help reduce the harmful whirlwind.
The efforts of the birds are also indiscriminate. It happens that the insects we consider to be harmful to the plants are many times more numerous than those who do a useful work among the plants. And it is almost without exception the harmful insects that the birds accept as food. There are more exceptions that the birds, for example, stop pollinating insects such as bees, bumblebees and butterflies. There is also no reason to complain about the effectiveness or capacity of the birds in terms of hunting results.
It may seem like an exaggerated thought experiment, but it is true: if all birds disappeared and disappeared for seven years, the insects would beneath it the time they multiply themselves so heavily that they would empty the fields of food we humans need to survive. A more obvious task is that a litter of tallowoxes is fed about 10,000 times as long as the kids remain in the estate. And the parents will not fly with only one insect in the bill every time.
If you can take birdlife into account when planting the garden, this is of course a big advantage. If not, there are good conditions for changing the environment to attract more and more birds. The first thing to do is to facilitate the breeding by means of bird cages, to arrange one or more feeding places, to attract a never-so-called bird bath and to plant the plants that the birds can benefit from.
In the first place, find man these plants among deciduous bushes and small trees. Mainly, the plants provide effective protection for the birds, but producing their non-edible berries, this is a very big advantage.
The winter green Eldtornen provides protection and winter feeds.
Attracting small birds to the garden always provides a rich exchange that every garden owner should use. Either the birds stay on the plot or only make shorter visits, they always offer a moving and sometimes colorful game. If you can make them hang out in the neighborhood, you will also be able to study them close-by, for example, by once looking down in the cave.
In their constant pursuit of food for themselves and their kids, they help to keep the garden's insect insects at an acceptable level during the bright season. When winter comes and by challenge can help them survive the harsh climate, one can - besides the close relationship with them - enjoy their own good conscience.
But deliberately attracting small birds to the plot also means taking wearing a responsibility. Keeping the bulbs and birdboards clean, filling the baths with fresh water and not interrupting a begun feeding in the winter is certainly a matter of course for most people. On the other hand, it may not be as close at hand to see plant protection as an equivalent obligation. But it is actually.
Birds pay close attention to external dangers, but when they eat, bath, build and feed their kids, without a doubt, some of the vigilance is lost. And that lack is the gardener's obligation to compensate by planting suitable plants that can provide adequate protection against attackers of all kinds.
There are plenty of suitable protection plants - especially among deciduous bushes, but it may still be difficult to choose in the wide range. One should think that the plant in question is beautiful and fits the other plant, while providing the desired protection and, moreover, a breeding bullet that will benefit the birds.
There is of course nothing that says that a birdy garden must be caught with shrubs. The main thing is that there are a few close to hollows, feeding places and baths. Some suggestions for suitable protection bushes are Berberis, Häckoxber, Rosenkvitten, Brakved, Hägg, Grapefruit,
Häggmispel and Rosenapel, but there are many other suitable bushes. Remember to plant the bushes at about a couple of meters from, for example, bird tables and bird baths. If they are too close they can have the opposite effect, thus endanger the little birds because of the predators who are looking for them and their kids.