Hummingbirdscaping - Tips for Attracting Hummingbirds

Hummingbird landscaping

Finally you have hummingbirds coming and feeding in your back yard; they’re gorgeous, they're acrobatic, they're fun and you can’t get enough of watching them. So now you want to attract more. What can you do? Here are a few great ideas to enhance the attractiveness of your yard – to make it THE place hummingbirds want to be.

 
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Hummingbird Feeder Placement Tips to Attract More Birds

  • 15 to 20 Feet from windows

  • Within 10 - 15 Feet of bushes and shrubs

  • Clean feeder every 2 days in the hot, summer months and less often in cooler temperatures. Use the Perky-Pet® Foam Feeder Cleaning Mop.

  • Place in an open area that receives partial sun, so that hummingbirds can move from nectar source to nectar source.

 

Flower Preferences

Hummingbird Feeder Placement

Plant trumpet-shaped flowers that are preferably:

  • Red

  • Orange

  • And Pink in Color

Some other great flowers include:

  • Azaleas

  • Fuchsia

  • Gladiolas

  • Petunias

  • Impatiens

  • Morning Glories

  • Columbines

  • Select varieties of Honeysuckle

  • ...to name a few

 

Hummingbird Feeder Placement

When it comes to finding the sweet spot in your yard, terrace, or garden to place your hummingbird feeders this season, consider these tips and tricks!

Location, Location, Location!

Place hummingbird feeders 15 to 20 feet from windows; 10 to 15 feet from the nearest cover, like shrubs or bushes; and in an open area that receives partial sun, so that hummingbirds can move from nectar source to nectar source.

 

Flowers That Attract Hummingbirds

Stop and Smell the Roses! Actually, forget the roses… hummers aren’t the biggest fans.

Because they have a very poor sense of smell, hummingbirds prefer flowering plants that do not have a strong fragrance. Plant trumpet-shaped flowers that are red, orange, or pink in color. Strategically select flowers and plants that have a varied blooming time, so that hummingbirds will continue to visit your hummingbird garden. Some great flowers include: azaleas, fuchsia, gladiolas, petunias, impatiens, morning glories, columbines, and select varieties of honeysuckle, to name a few.

 

Hummingbirds Like It Clean

Most importantly, don’t forget a clean environment is crucial to a hummingbird’s health and well-being. Clean feeders every two days in the hot summer months, and less often in cooler temperatures.

Appropriate hummingbird feeder location and cleanliness are essential to keeping the dainty and divine flying jewels coming back for more!

 

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