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Plants Fitting Denver Landscaping Needs for Increased Birdwatching

May 17, 2017

Landscaping experts often consider the type of wildlife that may be attracted to certain shrubs, plants and trees in the lawn of your home or business. Often, both business and homeowners do not consider such aspects when creating their personal landscapes. Instead, those individuals are often more focused on their feelings about the color scheme or mood set by the foliage they select for their Denver landscaping needs.

For this reason alone, only professional landscapers should be considered when determining what shrubbery should be used to best spruce up your home or office. However, sometimes those same owners elect to incorporate wildlife into their scene.

Especially when focused on eco-friendly landscaping. One of the more prominent wildlife often attracted to certain plants and trees include birds. A properly organized landscape will help to not only attract certain types but also provide subsistence for different species.

Instead of negatively affecting the surrounding areas by implementing certain shrubs possibly attracting unwanted wildlife, professionals can ensure only invited guest appear. By incorporating some of the following plants and shrubs into your lawn or garden many fascinating birds native to the area should begin to visit.


Small to medium size birds often reflecting a variety of colors and patterns. Finches do not migrate allowing the same birds to be attracted to your landscape year round. The New England Aster, Red Spike Mexican Hat, Saskatoon Serviceberry and Side-Oats Grama are common shrubs that are known to attract Finches into a lawn or garden.

Most are shrub like averaging only three feet in height.


Similar to Finches, Sparrows are of a similar size and color spectrum but consume seeds and occasionally small insects. These birds are attracted to a similar variety of plants including the above.

White sagebrush, a perennial shrub attracting Sparrows is a beautiful option requiring little water in order to survive. A definitive eco-friendly option for both water consumption and wildlife attractiveness.


Considered to be one of the most attractive birds, Hummingbirds are drawn to multiple types of shrubbery. Unlike those plants used for bringing in other types of species often hummingbirds are the only bird attracted to certain plant types.

The Bluebell of Scotland, Dotted Gayfeather and Scarlet Skyrocket are plants that can be incorporated into a landscape for the specific purpose of attracting the hummingbird. Both the Oswego Tea and Showy Milkweed will at times also bring in hummingbird visitors but other bird varieties are more prevalent. You can view more tips for attracting spring and summer hummingbirds from the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.


Small birds reflecting a brown tint or color attracted to the Hummingbird’s above Oswego Tea and Showy Milkweed. Wrens can also be courted by American Plum, Chokecherry, Fragrant Sumac and the Nootka Rose

These plants are larger as some can reach up to 20 feet in height.

Whenever deciding to include specific plants for wildlife attractiveness, the professional staff at Water Solutions Sprinkler Service will be happy to help you decide on the best options for your Denver area lawn or garden focusing on individual needs. Contact us today at 720-435-1495 or visit our website at to get more information about improving your home or business with a professional landscaping service.