If you want to make your garden as friendly for birds as you possibly can, there are some surefire concepts you can add – beyond the basics of food, water, and shelter. Birds love trees. They are able to set up their nests and a tree will provide them with a safe spot high above the ground to rest while they look for food. Think about planting annuals in your garden. In addition to providing a bright and colorful look to your garden, many of the seeds from annuals are food sources for birds. Your garden should have plenty of bushes and trees, but they should be located mainly on the edges and sides of the garden. Leave the center mostly as lawn or grass area. A composter is great for creating natural fertiliser for the plants in your yard. Birds also love them. They will take full advantage of some of the food scraps that you throw on the composter pile.