please help me save my feeder/lawn!!
Posted 02 June 2012 - 12:42 AM
Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated because if I can't fix this I'm going to have to take my feeder down.. Unfortunately, there is no location in my yard where I could put the feeder without it being over the grass. I don't want the birds picking at seeds from an area like this because I would think it's not healthy for them.
Thank you in advance!
Posted 02 June 2012 - 02:14 AM
Posted 03 June 2012 - 09:37 PM
the sunflower seeds especially the black oil sunflowers are toxic to lots of plants and grasses. it is not unusual for plant die off below the feeders where the shells and seeds get scattered
That's why I have no grass under my feeder!!!
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Posted 04 June 2012 - 12:51 PM
Oh about it being unhealthy. From what I understand it is the bird poop in a small concentrated area. I had this concern because it is not like you can clean your lawn with bleach. I learned if you can go out and rake the area, the bird poop has a better chance of drying and once the poop is dried the less chance of disease spreading.
So if you will allow an area to die off or keep it mowed down really low, it would be easier to keep clean.
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Posted 31 July 2012 - 03:40 PM
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