Backyard Wildlife Feeders Dover DE

Local resource for backyard wildlife feeders in Dover, DE. Includes detailed information on local gardening supply stores that give access to bird feeders, suet feeders, fly-through bird feeders, squirrel feeders, and deer feeders, as well as advice and content on squirrel houses, bat houses, and butterfly houses.

Jonny Nichols Landscape Maintenance
(302) 697-2200
273 Walnut Shade Rd
Dover, DE
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Landscaping Services

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Dover Redner's Market
(302) 678-3106
88 Salt Creek Drive
Dover, DE
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Vegetables

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Ronny's Market, Inc.
(302) 653-6288
5580 Dupont Pkwy
Smyrna, DE
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Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees, Vines

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Hill's Fresh Plants & Produce
(302) 422-4450
1795 Milford Harrington Hwy
Milford, DE
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seed, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Wildflower Seed

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Gateway Garden Center
(302) 239-2727
7277 Lancaster Pike
Hockessin, DE
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Annuals, Aquatics, Arrangement Accessories, Boots / Clogs, Bulbs, Business Services, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Clothing, Conifers / Evergreens, Container Plants, Containers, Containers - Decorative, Crop Protection, Fertilizers, Fire Pits / Outdoor Fireplaces, Fountains - Decorative, Furniture / Structures, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Tools, Gardening Supplies, Greenhouse Supplies & Equipment, Groundcovers, Hand T…

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Rommel's Ace Hardware
(302) 674-9100
301a Independence Avenue
Dover, DE
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Vegetables

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The Barn Nursery & Landscape Center
(302) 492-8253
1318 Tuxward Rd
Hartly, DE

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Garden Hose Nursery
(302) 492-8289
1081 Halltown Rd
Marydel, DE

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Cruz & Lopez Landscaping
(410) 869-2310
18240 Lepore Rd
Marydel, MD

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Countryside Nursery & Garden Center
(302) 832-1320
1604 Pulaski Hwy
Newark, DE
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Annuals, Aquatic Containers, Aquatics, Boulders, Bulbs, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Container Gardening, Fertilizers, Fish / Koi, Fish Food, Fish Health, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Hardscape Supplies, Horticulture Companies, Houseplants, Insecticide, Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Irrigation Supplies, Landscape Architects, Landscape Contractors, Landscaping Services, Lawn Care Services, Mulch, Natural Stone / Flagstone, Organi…

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Backyard Wildlife | Encourage wildlife to come into your backyard

Encourage wildlife to come into your backyard

Attracting backyard wildlife provides natural entertainment for your family and friends. It can be magical to watch birds create a nest and raise their young right before your eyes, or make daily visits to your home to feed. Whether you live in the country or the city, there are ways to encourage wildlife into your backyard.

Provide Food

The animals will come if you offer them something to eat. Keep in mind that general food sources will attract a wide variety of animals. If you want to attract a specific breed of bird or insect, you'll need to research their food preferences. For instance, adult butterflies that are searching for nectar are attracted to orange, yellow, red, purple or pink blossoms.

However, you can increase your odds of attracting butterflies by having plants that support the entire life cycle of the butterfly. They need certain plants for laying their eggs and others for food sources.

Dotting your yard with squirrel feeders or bird feeders also helps you attract a diverse range of common wildlife.

Supply Water

Animals need clean sources of water for drinking, bathing and reproduction. A water source could include ponds, streams or wetlands, depending on where you live. In urbanized areas, you can create rain gardens, bird baths or a preformed pond. You should change any standing water every two to three days during warm weather when mosquitoes breed as a form of mosquito control . This prevents mosquito eggs from hatching and unleashing a cloud of pests to your backyard.

Create Cover

Animals need cover to feel safe from predators. If you don't offer adequate protection, backyard wildlife will shorten their visits and go somewhere else. Along with cover, having a yard that is quiet with little or no outdoor activity will attract far more animals. If you have the ideal backyard wildlife habitat, animals will choose your yard to build their homes and raise their young.

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