How to Create a Garden that Shelters Wildlife

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Did you know that private residential property makes up about one-third of our urban landscape? This makes it tough for bees, butterflies, birds, reptiles and small mammals to find reliable sources of food, water and shelter among the homes in Frisco TX. But there are ways you can help our native fauna by adding certain plants and other elements to your garden. Here are a few ideas:

Food – Native plants are the most important part of a habitat area since they are the basis of the local food chain. Wildlife will thrive when they can feed on plants to which they have adapted. The best way to help is to provide year-round food sources in your garden by including species with different blooming seasons. Summer plants to consider include Coral Honeysuckle and Turk’s Cap. The leaves and fruit of the American Beautyberry will nourish birds, squirrels and other small mammals well into fall. You can help sustain wildlife through the winter months with Yaupon Holly.

Water – Providing access to clean water in your garden will help birds keep their feathers in good working shape while butterflies can access necessary minerals. Options to enhance your landscape include setting up a birdbath or recirculating fountains with water agitators to attract splashing birds while keeping mosquitoes at bay.

Cover – Help conceal small birds, reptiles and insects from hungry predators with the addition of small shrubs in your yard, such as Rusty Blackhaw or Elbow Bush (sometimes called Spring Herald). Evergreen species like yaupon holly also provide year-round protection, while serving as a food source.

Home buyers can find luxurious homes with large backyards that are perfect for gardening at Richwoods Crossing. Landon Homes offers spacious four, five and six bedroom homes for sale in this gated community, located just minutes from all the shopping, sports and entertainment Frisco and north Texas has to offer.

Richwoods offers residents outstanding amenities such as a resort-style swimming pool with slide, clubhouse with fitness center, parks, playgrounds, and walking trails. And the community is located next to Wester Middle School, which is in the acclaimed Frisco school district.

Contact Landon Homes today to learn more about the homes in Frisco TX for sale at Richwoods Crossing. We look forward to making you a proud homeowner very soon.

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