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Attract More Hummingbirds to a Small Garden

Choose the Right FlowersPlant brightly colored, tubular flowers like salvia, fuchsia, and trumpet vine. These blooms are rich in nectar and perfect for hummingbirds' long beaks, making your garden an irresistible stop.

Offer Fresh NectarSet up hummingbird feeders filled with a homemade nectar solution (one part sugar to four parts water). Change the nectar every few days to keep it fresh and appealing to your feathered friends.

Create ShelterAdd small trees and shrubs to provide safe resting spots and protection from predators. Hummingbirds need these spaces to perch and rest between feeding sessions, making your garden more inviting.

Provide Water SourcesInstall a shallow birdbath or a mister. Hummingbirds love to bathe and drink from gentle water sources, and a continuous supply of fresh water will make your garden a popular hangout.

Avoid PesticidesKeep your garden free of pesticides, as these can harm hummingbirds. Instead, encourage a natural ecosystem where these birds can feed on insects and spiders, which are crucial parts of their diet.

Add PerchesPlace thin, sturdy branches or special hummingbird perches around your garden. These perches give hummingbirds a place to rest, survey their territory, and chase away intruders, adding to their comfort.

Plant in LayersDesign your garden with plants of varying heights to create a rich, layered environment. This variety mimics their natural habitats, making it easier for hummingbirds to find food and shelter in your garden.

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