How to Attract Hummingbirds – LawnEQ Blog

Families often spend time on weekends going to the lake for fishing or boating, and these are healthy ways to spend quality time with family and friends. But staying home also has its advantages. There’s nothing better than hamburgers and hot dogs grilled over an open flame right outside your back door.

The more time you spend outside in your own backyard, the more you will realize how many fun things you can do to make your backyard a true oasis. It really is more than just an affordable way to get together with friends and family and have a good time. It is an exceptional way to make valuable improvements to your property. Whether you want to build a beautiful outdoor kitchen or simply install an irrigation system so you don’t have to water your lawn anymore, you usually get most of your investment back when you sell.

One thing that creates curb appeal and makes a house truly a home is planting flowers. There are numerous varieties that provide beauty but also fragrance. It is important to choose hardy varieties that can withstand the unique climate where you live. There are many scented options and that’s the first thing you need to know to attract hummingbirds: you need to plant fragrant flowers.

So what are some varieties that would work well in your garden?

morning glory

The morning glory is a very hardy species but also fragrant and beautiful. They come in many shades of blue, purple and pink. They love to climb, so they would be a great choice for a trellis or fence. Morning Glory is known by several different names around the world: water spinach and bog cabbage are two. This is a very popular green vegetable in the East and Asian cuisine and parts of the plant are edible. Hummingbirds are attracted to this flower because of its sweet fragrance and the shape of its flowers.

Four o’clock

This is another very aromatic flower that produces beautifully colored flowers. They bloom in the afternoons, hence the name. Four O’Clocks also produces trumpet-shaped flowers like Morning Glory and this seems to be something that hummingbirds love.

Hummingbird-Photo courtesy of FProse on Pixabay

Honeysuckle

Honeysuckle is most often seen growing wild in the field along an old broken wooden fence. You typically see yellow or gold varieties, but they also come in pinks and purples. This is a very resistant plant. Once it starts, it will bloom regardless of weather or soil conditions. You could build your own wooden fence around an area of ​​your backyard and place a beautiful fountain nearby.

Whether you decide to do it yourself or not, you’ll want to look at the plants available for your area. You can get many creative ideas by walking through your local nursery’s garden supply center. There you will find fountains, landscape rocks, cobblestones and boulders. Use them to create a beautiful waterfall where birds can come to bathe every day. All you need is a little imagination to give your garden the look of a professionally designed space.

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