November 14, 2017

Bayside Garden Center’s knowledgeable staff offers great tips on attracting the wildlife you want and unwanted visitors. Visit our store for more detailed information on ways to reach your desired results.

Attracting wildlife to your yard can be fun and relaxing. You can plant specific flowers, bushes and trees that appeal to birds and butterflies in addition to providing food and shelter. Using sustainable gardening techniques also encourages wildlife appearances.

Wildlife seek areas for shelter from predators, inclement weather, and to raise offspring. Shrubs and plants offer cover for many birds and small animals. Birdhouses and nesting platforms also are a welcome addition for many varieties of birds. A water element (birdbath, pond, fountain) will also be a welcome addition for your feathered and furry friends.

If you want to encourage squirrels, rabbits and deer in the winter you can provide supplemental feeding options. But be aware that this can cause animals to change their natural movement patterns and increase the potential of road incidents.

As delightful as it is to watch wildlife, it can be equally aggravating when they eat your carefully planted flowers and bushes or leave calling cards in your lawn.

There are certain plants and flowers that are natural repellents to deer, rabbits and squirrels because of their aroma, taste or prickly growth. Here are just a few of the most popular varieties: Pines, Cedars, Hemlocks, Junipers, Willows, Lilacs, Hydrangeas, Ferns, Daffodils, Dusty Miller, Poppies, Zinnias and Sage.

If natural plantings don’t do the trick there are deer repellents like Liquid Fence that effectively discourage deer and rabbits, but are environmentally appropriate and pet friendly. You can also try motion sensor lights, wind chimes or a fence.

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Bayside Garden Center has been serving the residents of the North Shore communities for more than 50 years. As a family owned and operated business, we are dedicated to providing you with the highest quality service and products available.

Bayside Garden Center is South Eastern Wisconsin’s source for beautiful, healthy plants and trees, gardening tools, and expert advice. We bring a complete selection of birdhouses, feeders, and seed, as well as dog food and treats to the greater Milwaukee area and Mequon. Some of our other items include pots, containers, garden ornaments, trellises, mulches, and much more.

In addition to answering all of your gardening needs, we offer landscape planning and installation as well. We are fully insured and have a long history of happy customers. Be sure to stop into Bayside Garden Center to check out our gorgeous assortment for yourself today!

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