Loss of wildlife habitat is happening at an alarming rate in Australia due to deforestation and tree-clearing. As a result, all manner of creatures are venturing into urban areas to find some semblance of home. Is your yard set up to cater to birds, reptiles, and mammals? Here’s how you can ensure your landscaping is up to scratch for those creatures who need it.
Choose Plants for Protection
If you have been thinking about changing your property’s plant variety, then consider those native trees, shrubs, and ground cover plants that protect reptiles and small birds. Pair large trees and plants with small, dense shrubs, and even grasses, that animals can use for shelter and shade.
Plants for Food
Possums, flying foxes, and other small mammals are finding it harder and harder to get the nourishment they need. If you don’t mind welcoming wildlife into your property, then there are specific plants you can include in your landscaping to encourage them. Lemon and eucalyptus-scented gums and plants with nectar and pollen can be a great option to begin.
Install a Pond
Aside from having some surprising mental health benefits, a pond or water feature of some kind can be a welcome addition for encouraging wildlife. When positioned in a sheltered spot, it can be a source of water for birds as well as somewhere for frogs to live. Talk to your local landscaping expert about the best type of ponds to match your property style.Details