3 Easy Ways To Attract Songbirds To Your Garden

There aren’t many sounds more beautiful then a bird singing outside your window. Creating a garden that attracts songbirds is not as hard as you would think.

Here are 3 ways to attract songbirds to your garden. Soon your garden will be full of the alluring music of songbirds.

  • Provide a Bird Bath
    One of the easiest ways to attract songbirds is by providing them with a bird bath.According to Cornell University’s Cornell Lab of Ornithology, your bird bath should only have about 1 to 2 inches of water with slight slop and a dripping effects tends to lure in most birds.

    Make sure that once a week you clean it with a brush. When placing the bird bath, find a location in your garden that is open.

  • Provide The Food They Love
    If you know what type of songbirds you want to attract to your garden, you can simply provide them with the food they love.If you do not know the type of songbird, Better Homes and Gardens recommends uses the classic sunflower seeds in a bird feeder to lure in your songbirds since sunflower seeds are a favorite for most seed eating birds.

    There are also plenty of plants and flowers known to be a tasty treat to songbirds like black-eyed Susan, coneflower and salvia. Some songbirds are insect eaters, some enjoy nyjer seeds, while others love safflower.

    While you can place the classic food out, if you want to attract a specific type of songbird, it will help to know what food they eat.

  • Provide Native Shrubs, Vines, and Trees
    In the same article published by Cornell University, The Best Ways To Attract More Songbirds To Your Property, written by Stephen W. Kress, he writes:

    “If you are trying to bring more birds to your backyard, the single best thing to do is plant native shrubs, vines, and trees.”


With each tip that you introduce to your garden, the likelihood of songbirds finding a home in your yard increases.

Have you had troubles trying to grow trees and shrubs in your backyard? Read our article, What Every New Gardener Needs to Know About Planting Trees, for help.

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