Gardening for Stress Relief – How To Attract More Wildlife

Some people do yoga, others meditate or get outside around nature. Do you enjoy a little gardening? It’s great for casual exercise and stress relief; there’s something very peaceful & grounding about nature. Today I’d like to do something rather different & share a guest post on attracting more wildlife to really make your garden flourish.


Gardening : How to Attract Wildlife to Your Garden with Nature

The one thing that always takes a pond from being just average and pretty to being incredible is wildlife, but how do you attract it? You can’t expect wildlife to just inerrantly be drawn to your yard or pond; you have to make it accommodating for them. You have to give them a reason to want to be there. Through this article, you can learn a few helpful tips and tricks to turn your pond into a nature paradise.

ADD A BIRD FEEDER AND/OR A BIRD BATH

A sure-fire way to attract birds to your beautiful garden is to add a couple of bird feeders around it. These simple additions could make all the difference in the amount of wildlife your garden sees. The birds will be encouraged to come for the free food as well as the easy opportunity to cool off in the bird bath. Read here how to keep such garden accessories clean.

Create a log pile

Many animals and creatures utilize a good log pile as a home when they find it; creating one can encourage small mammals, insects, and amphibians to visit your garden and if you make the pile in the general shape of a teepee, you might even attract hedgehogs. This allows for your garden to have diverse wildlife drawn to it.

Add a pond

If you don’t have a pond, this can be a great way to attract more wildlife to your garden. When you put it in, however, make sure the edges are shallow so newts, frogs, and the likes can enjoy it as well. If you already have a pond, but it doesn’t have shallow edges, consider updating it; it can really help you see an increase in wildlife and the diversity of said wildlife that’s enjoying your garden. You can get all the pond essentials you need, including pond filters at Swell UK for a much more affordable price than a physical store with the added convenience of home delivery.

Plant flowers rich in pollen and nectar

While most people have an understandable dislike for bees, they’re extremely necessary to a healthy, beautiful, and thriving garden. Planting flowers that are rich in the pollen and nectar they need to survive not only helps you do your part to ensure the continued existence of bees, but encourages them to go in your garden, allowing for the healthiness of your plant life and letting your flowers thrive.

No idyllic, perfect garden is complete without wildlife, but how to you encourage creatures to wander into your garden? You want them to come naturally; you don’t want to purchase these animals and force them to live in your garden only, but you want them to come and visit it and enjoy their time there. Through these few tips, you can start to see an increase in the wildlife that journeys to pay your garden a visit and an increase in the diversity of the wildlife you see pass through.

[ This is a sponsored guest post and as such the ideas and opinions expressed are of the writer. ]

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14 Comments

  1. April 28, 2018 / 7:34 pm

    Great ideas. Watching birds and butterflies always has a calming effect on me, and I can’t imaginge I am the only one 😉

  2. April 28, 2018 / 7:52 pm

    There’s nothing more restful and satisfying than sitting and watching life go on in the garden, whether it be dragonflies skimming the pond or, at this time of year, birds building nests and feeding their young. I love your monarch butterfly. Did you take the picture? They’re almost unheard of in the UK. Lovely post! 🌼

    • May 1, 2018 / 4:36 am

      Paula, I totally agree – InvisiblyMe, this is a great post 🙂

  3. April 28, 2018 / 9:18 pm

    Thanks for sharing this post Caz! I love having lots of wildlife in my back yard – it’s one of my greatest joys. We have about 15 different kinds of birds that visit our feeders, rabbits and chipmunks, and even deer that show up behind our fence pretty routinely. I planted a “bee feed” mix of flowers this year. I’m looking forward to feeding some honeybees this year.😊

  4. April 28, 2018 / 9:43 pm

    I love watching the birds and the butterflies. Hummingbirds are my favorite.

  5. April 29, 2018 / 2:16 am

    love bird feeders it is a beautiful sight to see the various birds!

  6. April 29, 2018 / 4:05 pm

    What a wonderful idea. I hadn’t thought of this at all, but it makes sense.

    Have a fabulous day. ♥

  7. May 1, 2018 / 12:54 pm

    Great idea! Loved this post! 🙂

  8. May 1, 2018 / 10:52 pm

    I do agree with you, but the weeds stress me out😳

  9. May 2, 2018 / 8:54 am

    Gardening is great! You get a workout and a reward which lasts a while. I just finished my garden and I am enjoying looking at it every day. 🙂

    • May 17, 2018 / 4:29 pm

      Just so you know… I nominated you for the Mystery Blogger Award! You can find the details in my latest post. You deserve an award for your passion and positivity! Hope you are having a great day!

      • May 18, 2018 / 2:25 pm

        Thank you very much Christy, that’s so kind of you!! Wishing you a lovely weekend 🙂

  10. May 3, 2018 / 8:05 pm

    Oh, I definitely relax while gardening. Well, um, I mean, I sit in our wicker chair with a glass of iced tea, listening to the honey bees and the winged butterflies, while watching my guy garden for hours. 🙂 Nice post.

  11. May 4, 2018 / 11:42 pm

    Great ideas! Now I am seriously considering getting a bird bath. The house I just moved into came with 2 birdhouses outback and a bird feeder, but after reading this I definitely want to get a bird bath, too. 🙂
    If we had hedgehogs here I would totally consider doing the log pile thing to attract them. They are such little cuties! <3
    Lovely post. Thanks for sharing!

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