Written by an area Landscape Architect and birdwatcher with over 30 years of experience with landscaping in north Texas: what works and what doesn't. Emphasis on attracting birds to north Texas yards, and reducing required yard maintenance. Tips, trivia and proven advice for a natural, low-cost approach for this unique and sensitive part of the country.
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Sunday, June 14, 2015
Ice cubes: not just for putting in drinks anymore
bird chooses to make a nest in your hanging basket, how do you water it? Try
ice cubes, carefully placed so as not to crush any eggs.As they melt, the basket gets watered, and no
birds are harmed.
“it just won’t stick
there” If wasps are trying to build a nest inside or
on the bottom of a birdhouse, try this: rub a thin layer of petroleum jelly (or
rub a dry bar of soap) where they want to attach a hive. The frustrated wasps
OWEN YOST, in addition
to being a blogger, is a licensed Landscape Architect emeritus who has lived
and worked in north Texas for over 30 years. He is the recipient of a Lifetime
Achievement Award of the Native Plant Society of Texas, and is a member of the
American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), International Federation of
Landscape Architects, National Wildlife Federation and the Audubon Society. His
office is at Yost87@charter.net in Denton.