Mother Nature Knows Best

Make like a forest!  

When you garden, mimic Mother Nature — she’s a pro. 

Hand-drawn forest garden diagram showing the seven layers of a forest
By Quercusrobur at the English language Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5965942

 

Here is another way to provide shelter for birds.  We have two birdhouse gourds hanging at the park, and we planted seeds to produce more gourds. The holes are wren sized, and sure enough, wrens are nesting.