How to Attract Hummingbirds to Your Garden

aspects-hummingbird-hummzinger-mini-feederThere’s nothing prettier than having hummingbirds in your garden. They can be notoriously fickle creatures though. You can’t attract them with regular birdseed and feeders since they feed mainly on nectar and small bugs. Getting these elusive creatures isn’t that difficult once you know how to attract them to your garden.

The cheapest and fastest way to attract a hummingbird is to put out a hummingbird feeder. Look for one that’s a bright red color. Hummingbirds don’t smell. Instead they look for food based on sight. They are attracted to bright colored flowers.  Be sure to install several feeders throughout the garden so you don’t get any bully birds dominating a single feeder.

Take care of your hummingbird feeder by making sure that you change the food every few days to prevent any bacteria from growing in it. This will keep the birds healthy and coming back.

Another way to attract hummingbirds is to leave the garden alone. This means don’t use any bug spray in your garden. There are a couple reasons for this. 1st off there will be less bugs for the birds to eat. Second any bugs that the birds do eat might be poisonous once they’ve been sprayed. These are little creatures with a really high metabolism so it doesn’t take much insecticide to kill a hummingbird.

Finally, plant flowers and shrubs that attract hummingbirds. They like bright colors and a lot of nectar. There are all sorts of options available at your local nursery just take a trip down there and talk to the experts about what plants work best for your region. Also be sure to pick up a variety of plants that bloom at different times, this will keep the birds around all spring and summer instead of just a few short weeks.

Hummingbird Feeders will to help you attract beautiful Hummingbirds to your garden.