Disruption Due to Birds
Most wild birds are welcome in gardens but some, including bullfinches, sparrows, and pigeons cause much disruption to gardens and plants. In winter, these birds will eat flower buds, fruit, grass seeds and will damage vegetable seedlings along with flowers such as crocus, and can also strip peas from their pods.
A bird-proof cage with 2cm mesh netting is the best protection for fruit and vegetable crops. Also, repellents that contain aluminium ammonium sulphate can be of good use, however, it distorts the natural fresh taste to something quite unpleasant, therefore it should not be used on edible crops close to harvest.
Introducing a bird feeder or feeders into your garden with a variety of nof seeds and nuts can also be used as a protection from the birds eating the seeds and berries growing around your garden. It will also help to feed them if you enjoy watching birds or if you are thinking about netting your garden but would still like to offer them food,
If you have any questions concerning the disruption caused in the garden by Birds then please get in touch with us and we will be happy to help.