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Attract Sparrows To Your Garden With These Essential Plants
Sparrows scavenge by hopping on both feet, so they dislike feeders with narrow perches. To attract them, create a ground-feeding area using ornamental grasses and sunflowers.
Ornamental grasses, like native prairie grasses, are hardy self-seeders that spill their bounty on the ground below, creating a virtual smorgasbord for hungry sparrows.
Native grasses are bursting with life, thanks to their seed-filled plumes. Those seeds provide valuable nutrition to sparrows while the grasses themselves serve as shelter.
Sunflowers also disperse seeds on the ground with help from people, animals, and wind, catering to sparrows' feeding habits. They will thrive with fertile soil and full sunlight.