Backyard Wildlife Feeders Sarasota FL

Local resource for backyard wildlife feeders in Sarasota, FL. 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.

Wayne Hibbs Farm & Garden Supply
(941) 366-4954
735 South Benevia Road
Sarasota, FL
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Garden Centers / Nurseries, Plants, Shrubs

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Total Landscape Supply
(941) 955-4737
2165 17th Street
Sarasota, FL
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Garden Centers / Nurseries, Rubber Mulch

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Tropical Decoscapes
(941) 360-0303
2227 University Parkway
Sarasota, FL
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Garden Centers / Nurseries, Mulch, Rubber Mulch

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M & W Supply, Inc.
(941) 343-9954
7750 Fruitville Road
Sarasota, FL
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Garden Centers / Nurseries, Landscaping Services, Mulch, Rubber Mulch

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NJ Supply Ltd.
(314) 575-9285
5100 60th Street East Lot N4
Bradenton, FL

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H2o Gardens
(941) 556-3804
1500 Desoto Rd
Sarasota, FL
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Landscaping Services

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Troys Tropics
(941) 923-3756
5212 Proctor Rd
Sarasota, FL
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Annuals

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Horticultural Alliance, Inc.
(800) 628-6373
1550 66th Ave Dr East
Sarasota, FL

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Wholesale Landscape Supply
(941) 755-9299
6001 15th St. East
Bradenton, FL

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Orbans Nursery Inc
(941) 792-8717
9601 9th Ave Nw
Bradenton, FL

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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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