Nurturing Wild Birds in Ireland

Essential Tips for July from McD's Garden & Home

 Bird House in Summer Garden

Hey there, bird lovers! At McD's Garden & Home, we're all about creating a vibrant and welcoming haven for our wild feathered friends. This guide is your ticket to caring for those amazing birds in Ireland during June and July. We've got the inside scoop on how to keep them happy while enjoying their company in your garden. With our amazing offers on premium bird food and feeders, we're here to help you make your garden a sanctuary for our beautiful wild birds!

  1. Fresh Water: When the sun turns up the heat, birds can struggle to find water. That's where you come in! Grab one of our shallow birdbaths or dishes, fill them with fresh water, and watch the birds flock to your garden. Keeping these water stations clean and full is essential to give our bird buddies a reliable hydration source.

  2. Adequate Bird Food: July is a busy month for bird parents raising their chicks. They need all the food they can get! That's why we've got a wide range of top-notch bird food at McD's Garden & Home. From high-quality seeds and nuts to suet, we've got you covered. Check out our cool selection of bird feeders, like tube feeders and mesh feeders, to attract different bird species and keep those little beaks well-fed. And with our amazing offers and massive savings, you won't have to break the bank! 

    Bird Feeding on Nuts from bird feeder
  3. Native Plantings: Want to make your garden even more bird-friendly? Go native! Our Garden Centres are just brimming with a collection of native flowers, shrubs, and trees, that not only add a pop of natural beauty but also provides the birds with yummy food, cosy shelter, and materials for nesting. And with our incredible multi-buy offers it's a win-win for everyone involved – you, the birds, and the environment! 

    Wild Flower Garden
  4. Shelter and Nesting Sites: Give our feathered friends a place to call home. Our birdhouses and nesting boxes are designed to be safe and snug, perfect for birds to raise their adorable chicks. And don't forget to let some natural hideouts, like thick shrubs and trees, remain untouched. They create cosy spots for birds to rest, nest, and feel protected.

  5. Safe Gardening Practices: We're all about eco-friendly gardening here at McD's Garden & Home. So, skip those harmful pesticides, herbicides, and chemical fertilizers that can harm birds indirectly. Instead, try organic alternatives that keep the garden safe and birds happy. Try Hygeia, a renowned brand that is 100% Irish and based in Galway, our range is entirely organic and we offer the most competitive prices. Meaning, it has never been easier to choose the sustainable option. Oh, and don't mow too often – let those bugs and seeds on the ground be a tasty treat for our ground-feeding buddies.Women sitting on outdoor corner dining set

  6. Observation and Enjoyment: Grab a comfy garden chair, kick back, and soak in the joy of watching birds in action. Our stylish garden furniture ensures you're chilling in style while birds entertain you at the feeders and tables. Capture those precious moments on camera, or simply savour the sounds of birds chirping and beauty of nature.

Women Planting Flowers in Garden

At McD's Garden & Home, we're passionate about creating a thriving bird community in Ireland. With our fantastic deals and savings on bird food and feeders, you can turn your garden into a bird paradise. Follow our essential tips for caring for wild birds in June and July, and let's make a positive impact on their well-being together. Explore our bird care collection today and get ready to experience the wonders of our feathered friends like never before!