How do I know which birdseed to purchase? Are there differences?


There are many different varieties of birdseed. Each is designed to get attract a type of bird into your yard. There are also many ways to put the seed out for your flocks. In this video, we’ll show you all of the different things related to birdseed that you’ll find in the aisles of Westlake.


Just like giraffes prefer trees, an alligator prefers meat and we enjoy the occasional pizza, different birds have different seed preferences. This usually depends on the bird’s size, the climate and the nutritional make-up of the seed itself.There are quality mixes available that will attract many types of birds. Or if you want to attract a specific bird, you’ll need to find the seed that’s most likely to bring them to your yard.In addition to seed, think about other accessories, like bird feeders and birdbaths. Birds love water during feeding time, so a birdbath may make your yard even more attractive. When it comes to feeders, you can choose from lots of different styles: tubes, hoppers and platforms. Look for a feeder that complements your yard and is easy to fill and clean. And if you want to keep the squirrels away, look for a squirrel baffle. Or just give them their own place to eat, like a squirrel feeder.Visit your local Westlake Hardware to find out more about which types of seed and feeders attract which types of bird. We’re always here to help.


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