Attracting Birds & Butterflies

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Easy Ways to Attract Birds to Your Yard

Make your yard a bird's paradise by following these simple steps.

A brown hummingbird in a garden of colorful flowers.
5 Flowers to Attract Hummingbirds

Draw the smallest birds to your garden with these tips.

A coneflower with an orange butterfly on it.
3 Plants That Attract Butterflies

Who doesn't love butterflies?

A bird with a red breast sitting in a tree.
2 Ways to Make Your Yard a Bird Haven

Attract a myriad of birds to your yard by completing these simple and fun projects.

Attracting Wildlife to Your Container Garden

Support the local environment and enrich your own.

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How to Make a Birdhouse Out of an Old Boot

When you consider the variety of places that birds like to nest, an old boot would be just fine.

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How to Make a Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeder

A squirrel will enjoy your bird feeder more than the birds if you let it.

hummingbird feeding from pink weigela blossom
Planting Weigela to Attract Hummingbirds

Trumpet-shaped flowers are a hummingbird's favorite stop.

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Replacing Parts For A Solar Bird Bath

Finding new parts for your solar bird bath should be fairly simple.

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How to Make a Cement Bird Bath

A cement bird bath is a brilliant addition to your garden.

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Boosting Calcium in Your Wild Bird Feed with Egg Shells

Today many populations of wild birds rely on the bird feed offered by backyard feeders.

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How to Attract Insect-eating Birds, Part 2

Better than any insecticide, birds naturally help keep pests to a minimum.

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Best Places to Hang a Butterfly House

With a butterfly house you can make many types of butterflies feel welcome.

wood bird feeder
Build A Platform Bird Feeder In 6 Steps

This is a fun project, before and after the build.

A bird standing on the edge of a concrete bird bath.
How to Repair a Cracked Concrete Bird Bath

Fluctuating temperatures can cause cracking.

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DIY Butterfly House in 5 Steps

Keep your garden helpers happy by building them a home!

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6 Flowers that Attract Good Insects

These blossoms support beneficial bugs.

ladybug on a holly plant in snow
What Do Bugs Do In the Winter?

Different insects have different cold weather habits.

Tiered fountain in a flower garden
How To Fix A Fountain Bird Bath

For those made of concrete, chips and cracks are common.

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Repurposing a Fence Post for a Bird Feeder

Invite your feathered friends and upcycle a fence post too.

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How to Repair Broken Birdbath Bowls

If you need to repair your birdbath bowl, follow the seven steps.

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How to Seal a Concrete Bird Bath

With some elbow grease, you can make your bath last longer.

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Keeping Raccoons Away from Your Bird Feeder

Raccoon are cute and clever, but a nuisance to your bird feeder. Here's how you can keep them away from it.

A wren feeding a wasp to a chick in a birdhouse.
How to Attract Insect-Eating Birds, Part 1

Add some of these 3 elements to your garden, and bring on the birds.

A small bird perches on the edge of a concrete birdbath.
How to Paint a Concrete Birdbath Properly

Try this simple solution for fixing up an old, shabby birdbath.

Row of colorful butterfly houses
Build A Butterfly House In 5 Steps

A garden can be spruced up by adding a great landscaping element such as a butterfly house.

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Common Problems With A Bird Bath

A birdbath in the yard will attract many different types of birds. You can provide a healthy safe environment

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How To Make A Hummingbird Feeder

A backyard hummingbird feeder is a great way to unwind and watch the birds as they do their mid-air dance.

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Must-Know Facts About Bird Feeding

Encouraging bird feeding in your yard requires more than just providing seed. You must create an environment

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Protecting Your Bird Feeder from Blackbirds

Often, your bird feeder will attract not only the intended birds but also a few pests as well. Blackbirds

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How to Build and Install a Wren House

A wren house is a typical birdhouse. The same type of birdhouse can be used by many small wild birds,

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How to Make a Bird Bath Pedestal

A bird bath pedestal is a great addition to decorate your garden or yard. Furthermore it provides a

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How to Replace a Faulty Bird Bath Pump

If your bird bath pump is not working properly, then you will find that you may need to replace it. Luckily,

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Painting a Concrete Bird Bath

Painting your concrete bird bath can be a great way to brighten up your front or backyard. Lest you be

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Feed Birds Winter Decorations: Edible Decor Birds Will Love

This Winter, think about feeding the birds when hanging your Christmas and Winter decorations.