Bird Feeder Checklist from Landworks Commercial Lawn Care Team

Commercial lawn care is something we love to discuss at Landworks. During the cold winter months in Johnson County, when plant life goes inactive, this means talking about a wider range of topics than might be expected. As part of these efforts, here is a list of commercial lawn care professional tips to properly own and maintain a bird feeder.

The type of bird feeder you need is important. Depending on the types of birds that reside in your area, you will need different types of seeds. Certain types of bird feeder don’t work as well with certain types of seeds. The hopper type bird feeder is considered one of the best bird feeders because it allows for different sized seeds to be dispersed. The tray on it allows for larger birds to feed.

Some other types of bird feeder include: 

  • Apron Feeders
  • Belt Feeders
  • Drag and Reclaim Feeders
  • Reciprocating / Plate Feeders
  • Scalper Feeders
  • Wobbler Feeders
  • Vibrating Pan Feeders
  • Vibrating Grizzly Feeders
Cleaning a bird feeder is fairly simple. Hand wash the feeder with soap and boiling water or with a dilute bleach solution. Make sure to rinse thoroughly and allow time to dry properly before refilling.
Our commercial lawn care advice for the best place to put your bird feeder is wherever birds visiting your feeder will feel safe from predators. Avoid open and noisy areas and hang the feeder at eye level or a little above. Make sure to keep the feeder in a place where it is out of reach of both squirrels and cats. 
Types of Food
To know the best food to place in your bird feeder is to know what types of birds live in your area. Aside from that, the type of seed that appeals to the greatest number of birds is black oil sunflower seeds. Sunflower seeds, nyjer (thistle) seeds, and peanuts in separate feeders will appeal to the largest number of birds.
For information about Landworks commercial lawn care services, call (913) 422-9300. To request a quote, click here.