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When you have an outdoor space, you are likely to notice that there are more animals spending time in your personal space. They can bring joy to your day as you peek outside and watch them eating, bathing, and playing in the surroundings that you have provided them with. But how can you ensure that they are well taken care of throughout the year? Here are some pieces of advice to guide you in the right direction.
You Can’t Pick and Choose
We have been convinced by the media and pest control companies that certain animals are “pests” and need to be discouraged from entering your property. Of course, there are animals that can cause mess or wreak havoc. But you need to remember that they have just as much right to be in your outdoor space as you do. They are merely attempting to survive where their habitat has been built upon. You can’t pick and choose which animals you will entertain. You have to choose whether you want to discourage animals in general from spending time on your property or to encourage them in general. You can’t say “I want robins and hedgehogs but not rats or pigeons”. If you don’t want animals on your land, don’t leave food out. If you do, do leave food out. This could include left overs from your own meals or store bought animal feeds, such as seed mixtures and suet balls for wild birds.
Removing Dead Animals
If you lift the blinds to find that there is some sort of animal dead on your lawn, you’re going to want to remove it as quickly as possible. After all, you don’t want the body to start decomposing. If you have children, you probably don’t want them to see what’s happened. If you have pets, you don’t want them to go out and start sniffing or bothering the body. But not to worry. There are professionals out there who can remove the animal on your behalf. You simply have to provide them with the location of the dead animal and let them do their work.
Bees are facing a worldwide crisis and you should consider reaching out a helping hand to them by planting flowers. They can pollinate them and create a space where they can thrive. Bee friendly flowers include:
- Annual Scabious
- Bee Sage
- Sea Holly
- Common Poppy
- Lesser Snapdragon
These are just a few different things that you might want to bear in mind if you want to take care of the wildlife that frequents your backyard! Incorporate the ideas into your lifestyle as soon as possible for the best effects!