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Landscaping Guide For Homeowners

Hello, my name is Justin Malone and on this blog you'll find a lot of useful information about landscaping. When I moved into my newly built home, I didn't even have any grass in my yard, so I had to start from scratch. Before I tackled the project of landscaping my property, I did a large amount of research first. I learned how to plant grass seed, and when the grass started to grow, I researched planting trees. As my yard started taking shape, I planted shrubs and made flower beds. My next landscape project was building a fish pond and I completed it with ease after doing the research. I'm writing this blog as a guide for others who want to do their own landscaping and I hope that it helps you learn how to create a beautiful yard.

Transforming Your Property To Attract Bats? 3 Landscaping Tips To Follow

Controlling insects throughout your landscape is one thing that will help you maintain a healthy yard. It is a tough thing to accomplish unless you are willing to use pesticide throughout the landscape. You may not want to do this with children, pets, wildlife, and beneficial insects that would be put at risk. This requires you to look at potential alternatives and one of them is getting bats to your property. Making changes to your landscape will help you meet the requirements for attracting and keeping bats around.

Provide a Steady Water Source

Adding a built-in water fountain or even a small pond to your yard will attract some insects, but it will also provide bats with the water source that they need to think about becoming a resident. These two water sources are optimal because other methods such as directing water to create a temporary pond or extensively watering the plants to allow for excess water to stick to plants is not good enough. A landscaping professional can help you with the planning and execution for this project.

Make Room for Their Houses

Another detail that you will need to consider is the available space to put their housing. The optimal setup is 12 to 20 feet above the ground and along the side of your house that gets lots of sunlight every day. This means you may need to keep up with tree trimming to prevent branches from growing over this area and minimizing or eliminating the sun from coming through and giving warmth to the bat houses that are installed. You will also want to trim down bushes that border your home to keep them out of the way.

Reduce Landscape Lighting

Bats are not a fan of light at night, so you want to make sure that you are not steering them away from your landscape through the landscape lighting setup that you have on your property. It is possible to get the light that you need to feel comfortable while roaming the yard at night, but you need to be a little creative and a landscaper can help you with creating a strategy and putting it into action. Dim lights spread throughout the yard and motion-activated lights on low sensitivity are two ideas worth implementing.

When you know that bats will play a huge role in fixing the insect problem on your property, you should consider hiring a landscaping professional who can help you with making this happen.  

For more information, see companies like Glynn Young's Landscaping & Nursery Center