Bird Houses South Lyon MI

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 South Lyon, MI 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.

Rayney's Rainbow Gardens
(248) 437-2629
57707 10 Mile Road
South Lyon, MI
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees

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Dinser's Greenhouse
(248) 349-1320
24501 Dinser Dr
Novi, MI
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Annuals

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English Gardens
(810) 534-5059
7345 Grand River Rd
Brighton, MI
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Annuals, Vegetables

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Rhino Seed & Landscape Supply
(810) 632-5640
850 N. Old Us Highway 23
Brighton, MI
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Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Scapes Supply Center
(248) 684-4722
4844 Old Plank Road
Milford, MI
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Garden Centers / Nurseries, Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Milarch Nursery, Inc.
(248) 437-2094
28500 Haas Road
New Hudson, MI
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Cedar Mulch, Chemicals, Clothing, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Edging / Border, Equipment - New, Equipment, Nursery, Fertilizers, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Gardening Gloves, Gardening Supplies, Gloves, Groundcovers, Hand Tools, Hardscape Supplies, Hardwood Mulch, Herbicides, Horticulture Companies, Insecticide, Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Landscape Contractors, Landscape Design, Landscape Supplies, Landscaping Services, Manure, Mulch, Nursery Suppli…

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Shady Stop Of Brighton
(810) 220-4406
9020 Maltby Road
Brighton, MI
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Garden Centers / Nurseries, Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Bordine Nursery
(517) 552-9300
6347 Grand River
Brighton, MI
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Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, Baskets & Wicker Containers, Bird Baths, Bird Feeders, Bulbs, Cactus / Succulent, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Containers, Containers - Decorative, Crop Protection, Decorative Planters & Urns, Fertilizers, Furniture / Structures, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Herbicides, Home Furnishings, Horticulture Companies, Houseplants, Irrigation Supplies, Landscape Cons…

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Leppek Nursery Inc
(810) 227-2566
7341 W Grand River Ave
Brighton, MI
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Annuals, Aquatics, Arbors / Arches, Arrangement Accessories, Benches / Chairs / Tables, Bird Feeders, Bulbs, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Containers - Decorative, Crop Protection, Educational Books & Tapes, Fertilizers, Florist, Fountains - Decorative, Furniture / Structures, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Supplies, Groundcovers, Hammocks, Hand Tools, Home Furnishings, Horticulture Companies, House…

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Plymouth Nursery Home & Garden Showplace
(734) 453-5500
9900 Plymouth-Ann Arbor Rd
Plymouth, MI
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Annuals, Aquatics, Arbors / Arches, Arrangement Accessories, Bird Baths, Bird Feeders, Bird Houses / Nest Boxes, Bulbs, Business Services, Candles & Holders, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Christmas Accessories, Christmas Lighting, Christmas Ornaments & Decorations, Christmas Tree Stands, Christmas Trees, Christmas Trees - Cut, Christmas Trees - Live B&B, Christmas Trees - Live Container, Christmas Trees, Wreaths & Greens - Permanent, Conifers / Evergreens, Containers, Co…

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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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