Many people delight in the beautiful vibrant colors of butterflies, and it’s no wonder. Year round there are numerous varieties of these bright, bold insects that you can attract to your yard, if you know how. There have been a number of questions on landscaping flowers that attract butterflies, and you don’t have to create a full on butterfly garden to have these pretty visitors in your yard.
Quite a few landscaping tips which you may have already considered implementing in your home improvement can draw both butterflies and even hummingbirds to your yard and can also bring a brilliant floral element to your landscaping at the same time.
A good landscaping tip to draw butterflies and other pretty things into your yard is to begin with the flora of your lawn. A good tip anytime you’re looking to draw any sort of birds or insects into your yard is to go organic. This is not nearly as difficult as some people believe and there are a number of ways to keep your yard virtually chemical free.
While it is true that there are insects that you may not wish to inhabit your yard, taking steps to attract certain breeds of birds and utilizing more earth-friendly means of controlling those nuisance bugs specifically can also enhance the beauty and safety of your property.
Consider the use of landscaping rocks, particularly large flat ones which the butterflies will be able to sun themselves on. This is a particularly great idea if you plan to take up photography or if you are looking to be able to practice it on butterflies. There is a great versatility in the use of flat landscaping rocks in addition to many of the flowers we will also go into, in both creating a beautiful, striking yard, but also making it a very hospitable place for butterflies to inhabit, congregate and bring more beauty to your lawn.
Some great flowers to consider to attract butterflies, as a landscaping tip, also are hollyhock, snapdragons, passionflower, salvia, and black eyed susan. You may also want to try lavender, buddleia, daisies and day lilies. Another thing to think about is drawing a migratory variety such as the Monarch. In order to do this you have to grow plants that their larva prefer- and with monarch butterflies, they only eat milkweed plants.
Other planting considerations are making sure that you have a good bit of shrubbery, and bush cover. If you have shady, enclosed sorts of areas for butterflies and other small birds and such to hide, you will attract them. The key element to attracting butterflies or any sort of desirable inhabitant to your yard is to be sure that they have food, water and shelter- so if you have been considering some sort of pond or fountain, this is also a great idea to implement as well.