Features of a Good Birdhouse – Give a Bird a Home

A birdhouse is a great addition to any garden but constructing a good one is not an easy task. This infographic from Capital Garden Services takes you through what to keep in mind when building one.

A birdhouse is such a fun DIY project to tackle and they are great places for our feathered friends to relax.

However, there are some important things to keep in mind when building a birdhouse so you don’t attract predators and to make it as comfortable as possible for birds. There are also many things other things you can do to make your garden bird friendly if you don’t want to build a birdhouse.

If you’re doing it, do it right – so ensure its constructed. The last thing you want to do is build a low-quality birdhouse as you want to ensure the birds are comfortable it. Use untreated wood such as cedar and pine and use galvanised screws to get the best seal.

Another incredibly important aspect of a birdhouse is that it keeps birds dry. A sloped roof made to overhang the front by a few inches will stop heavy rain from entering the birdhouse.

If a birdhouse is too much of a take-on there are some other options. Doing things like placing a feeder in your garden will also encourage birds to visit your garden. You can even inspire birds to build their own nests by providing hedging with cover.

Finally to Keep it Green, use Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified wood.

Check out the full infographic for everything you need to know about creating a bird friendly garden.

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