how to attract bug eating birds

I want to try natural method of deleting bugs(caterpillars and slugs) from my garden. I want to attract birds to my garden. I bought some bird feed and what next? Where should I put it so they “see” it and come? Should I buy special equipment to use to put the feed on? Sorry for my naive question – I am new to all this;-)) Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Sponsored

I want to try getting rid of bugs in my garden naturally, like slugs and caterpillars. I want to attract birds to my garden. I just bought some bird feed. What should I do next? Where should I put it so the birds “see” it and come? Do I need to buy special tools to apply the feed? I apologize for my simple question; I’m new to this whole thing. Any guidance would be highly appreciated! Sponsored

A list of common backyard birds and the pests they eat is provided below. First, though, here are some pointers for making your yard bird-friendly in the spring and summer.

As a founding employee of Gardeners Supply, I wore many different hats over the years. Currently, I have my own company called Johnnie Brook Creative. The gardens around my home in Richmond, VT, include a large vegetable garden, seasonal greenhouse, cutting garden, perennial gardens, rock garden, shade garden, berry plantings, lots of container plants and a meadow garden. Theres no place Id rather be than in the garden. If youd like to learn more, check out this January 2021 video interview by Garden Gate magazine.

When warmer weather arrives, the majority of people who feed birds remove their feeders. However, occasionally, even insects-eating birds like to have a snack. Maintain a minimum of one feeder stocked with a premium seed blend that attracts cardinals, chickadees, sparrows, and grosbeaks. Additionally, think about making non-melting suet cakes to attract woodpeckers and titmice to your yard. They will eat other treats and insect larvae while they are there.

There are many excellent reasons to create a more bird-friendly yard and garden. But heres one more: pest control.

This is good news for gardeners because late spring and early summer are typically the peak seasons for garden pests. By searching our gardens for cabbage worms, whiteflies, aphids, earwigs, grasshoppers, cucumber beetles, and grubs, our avian companions can spare us a great deal of headaches!