Backyard Wildlife Feeders Schererville IN

Local resource for backyard wildlife feeders in Schererville, IN. 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.

Allen Landscape Center
(219) 865-6181
1502 W Lincoln Hwy
Schererville, IN
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Landscape Contractors, Landscaping Services, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees

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Alsip Home & Nursery
(219) 365-0882
10255 Wicker Avenue
Saint John, IN
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Aluminum Furniture, Annuals, Aquatics, Arbors / Arches, Arrangement Accessories, Artificial Plants, Artisan Crafts, Baskets & Wicker Containers, Benches / Chairs / Tables, Bird Baths, Bird Feeders, Boots / Clogs, Bulbs, Cactus / Succulent, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Christmas Accessories, Christmas Lighting, Christmas Ornaments & Decorations, Christmas Trees, Christmas Trees - Cut, Christmas Trees - Live B&B, Christmas Trees - Live Container, Christmas Trees, Wreaths …

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Zandstra's Farm, Inc.
(219) 924-1095
10202 Kennedy Avenue
Highland, IN
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Annuals, Cactus / Succulent, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Seed, Shrubs, Wildflower Seed

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VanderGriend's Red Barn Farm Stand
(708) 474-1255
2812 Glenwood-Lansing Road
Lansing, IL
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Annuals, Fall Decorations, Gifts & Accents, Holiday Items, Perennials, Plants, Produce, Seed, Trees, Wreaths & Decorations, Wildflower Seed

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Absolutely Wild
(708) 672-5908
25310 S. Stoney Island Ave.
Crete, IL
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Flower Seed, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Horticulture Companies, Native Plant Nurseries, Ornamental Grasses, Perennials, Plants, Seed, Wildflower Seed

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Elzinga Farm
(219) 865-1181
1587 Joliet Street
Dyer, IN
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Annuals

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Allen Landscape Center
(219) 924-3938
2539 45th St
Highland, IN
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Scheeringa Farms & Greenhouse
(219) 838-6369
9436 Cline Avenue
Highland, IN
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Smits Farms
(708) 758-3838
3437 E Sauk Trail
Chicago Heights, IL
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Van Kalker Farms & Greenhouses
(708) 758-1732
1808 E Joe Orr Road
Chicago Heights, IL
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Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, Cactus / Succulent, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Container Gardening, Containers - Decorative, Crop Protection, Decorative Planters & Urns, Fountains - Decorative, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Greenhouse Growers, Greenhouse Supplies & Equipment, Horticulture Companies, Metal & Wire Containers, Mulch, Ornamental Grasses, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Pottery, Produce, Seed, Shrubs, Vegetables, …

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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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