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Daytona Beach Nursery Explains How to Attract Butterflies and Birds to Your Outdoor Space

Daytona Beach Nursery Explains How to Attract Butterflies and Birds to Your Outdoor Space

A beautiful outdoor space is good for the soul, but it can also be a paradise for many birds and butterflies. 

Birds and butterflies are a vital part of flower pollination, so to keep your outdoor space looking its best, encourage these winged visitors to be frequent guests.

Start at Your Local Nursery

Birds and butterflies are attracted to a large variety of plants and flowers, but if you want to attract those native to the area, visit a nursery in New Smyrna Beach, FL, and choose local plants. Your local nursery will assist you in choosing good quality plants that will entice birds and butterflies to your space. 

Choose Nectar Rich Flowers

Birds and butterflies gravitate towards flowers and plants that are rich in nectar. Try planting a range of these to attract your winged friends:

  • Lavender
  • Rosemary
  • Cardinal flower
  • Lilac
  • Salvia
  • Chrysanthemum
  • Delphinium
  • Columbine
  • Fuchsia

Seed-eating birds are drawn to flowers like cosmos, marigolds, sunflowers, and perennials like milkweed and echinacea. Butterfly larvae feed on milkweed, dill, and fennel, so keep those in your garden.

Many flowers and plants will attract birds and butterflies. Choose what you love and what suits your space best. If you don’t have a garden, you can grow plants and flowers in pots on a balcony to attract birds and butterflies. 

A Few Tips

Once you have your plants sorted, these extra tips will help keep the birds and butterflies visiting:

  • Plant trees and shrubs as well as flowers
  • Use natural and organic solutions to keep wildlife safe
  • Add a birdbath and keep it full of fresh and cool water
  • Feeders attract both birds and butterflies
  • Provide nest boxes for the birds that are out of reach of predators

An outdoor space with birds and butterflies is not hard to achieve, and it will bring you so much joy. Your local Daytona Beach nursery can assist you with advice on making a beautiful outdoor space that birds and butterflies will call home.

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