Bird Houses Colonial Heights VA

Bird houses provide a safe haven for birds to escape the weather and they also provide space to nest and roost. See below to learn more and to gain access to local garden supply stores in Colonial Heights, VA that give access to nesting shelves, roosting boxes, wren houses, songbird houses, bluebird houses, and robin nesting shelters, as well as advice and content on bird conservation.

Boulevard Flowers, Inc.
(804) 526-4000
2100 Ruffin Mill Road
Colonial Heights, VA
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Annuals, Aquatic Containers, Aquatics, Arrangement Accessories, Bird Feeders, Bird Houses / Nest Boxes, Birding Accessories, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Cut Flowers, Fertilizers, Fish / Koi, Florist, Flower Seed, Flowers, Flowers - Fresh, Flowers, Foliage & Plant Products, Fountains - Decorative, Fresh Plants, Fungicides, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Supplies, Gifts & Accents, Giftware, Groundcovers, Hardscape Supplies, Herbicides, Ho…

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Sneed's Nursery & Garden Center
(804) 320-7798
8756 Huguenot Rd
Richmond, VA
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Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, Bulbs, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Container Gardening, Containers - Decorative, Deck Construction, Decorative Planters & Urns, Fall Decorations, Flowers, Foliage & Plant Products, Fresh Plants, Furniture / Structures, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gift Certificates, Giftware, Groundcovers, Hardscape Supplies, Hardwood Mulch, Herbs, Home Decor, Home Furnishings, Houseplants, Irrigation Services, I…

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Stranges Florists Greenhouses & Garden Centers
(804) 782-1904
4201 Creighton Rd
Richmond, VA
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Builders / Contractors, Garden Centers / Nurseries

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Alpha Lawn Care and Landscaping Inc
(804) 526-0998
3119 Woodlawn Ave
Chesterfield, VA
 
Evangreen Landscape Nursery
(804) 590-2201
8010 Hickory Rd
Chesterfield, VA
 
Spring Earth Products
(804) 378-8747
600 Southlake Boulevard
Richmond, VA

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The Great Big Greenhouse & Nursery
(804) 320-1317
2051 Huguenot Road
Richmond, VA
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Annuals, Aquatics, Arrangement Accessories, Baskets & Wicker Products, Bird Feeders, Bonsai, Brass / Copper Containers, Bulbs, Cactus / Succulent, Candles & Holders, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Christmas Trees - Cut, Collectables & Figurines, Conifers / Evergreens, Container Gardening, Containers - Decorative, Crop Protection, Decorative Planters & Urns, Fertilizers, Flags, Windsocks & Poles, Florist, Flower Seed, Flowers, Foliage & Plant Products, Fountains - Decorati…

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Boulevard Flower Gardens
(804) 526-4000
2100 Ruffin Mill Rd
Chesterfield, VA
 
J.E. Perdue Landscaping & Garden Center
(804) 451-3299
VA
Chesterfield, VA
 
Robbins Landscaping
(804) 748-3978
9700 Old Cannon Rd
Chesterfield, VA
 
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Bird Houses | Provide shelter with decorative bird houses

Provide shelter with decorative bird houses

Bird houses are an excellent way to attract more avian visitors to your home while accentuating your backyard décor. They also provide those bird species that brave the winter with warmth and shelter at a time of year when both are difficult to come by.

Decorative bird houses are available in a wide range of styles, some of which are suited to particular species. For example, if you live in an area rich with orioles, purple martins or cardinals, you can tailor your wild bird houses to ensure the dimensions and features are suitable for the species in question.

Major Bird House Styles

The most common style among wooden bird houses is the closed bird house. These houses feature wall closures on all sides, a roof and an entrance designed to admit only one bird at a time. In multi-compartment closed bird houses, the entrance is typically placed atop the middle compartment to inhibit predators from gaining entry and to protect the birds from the elements. Most small bird houses are closed, since it's primarily smaller birds that benefit most from the protection they offer.

Open and platform designs are particularly attractive to bird species that are classified as platform nesters. These include herons, hawks, owls and other large bird species like pigeons and gulls. The defining feature of these bird houses is that all four sides are open, with a suspended roof offering the birds protection from the elements.

Tips for Choosing and Building Bird Houses

Birdwatching experts stress that it's best to build your bird house for a specific species; this will give you the best chance of attracting birds to your yard.

When choosing or building bird houses, opt for designs that offer adequate ventilation. Without it, the bird house will become a stifling sauna in warm weather, posing a potentially life-threatening danger to any birds that enter it.

You also need to pay close attention to the bird house's drainage...

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