Wildlife-friendly gardens are good for gardeners, plants and animals which visit your garden. You can meet the needs of insects and animals easily with a few easy steps such as creating shelter and offering food and water sources. Express.co.uk has compiled five easy tips to keep your garden wildlife-friendly during the warm weather.
How to keep your garden wildlife-friendly in the summer
Make sure to top up your birdbath
Your bird birth is important as it enables birds to drink and bathe in hot and dry weather.
Birds clean their feathers in the water which helps them to regulate their body temperature.
With temperatures due to soar in the coming days, it is more important than ever for birds to keep a healthy temperature.
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Leave some weeds in place
Mowing your lawn during the summer months is important, but it is helpful to leave a little section of weeds.
Weeds such as dandelions, daisies and buttercups, are an easy source of pollen and nectar for bees, wasps, butterflies and other insects.
Some species of butterfly, moth and grasshopper may also begin breeding in this area as well.