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Old 03-26-2008, 01:43 PM   #1
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good or bad idea: birdseed on lawn?


I put out birdseed every third day (on my driveway) to keep the birds at my house



I started thinking that, if I were to do my backyard like I do my front, it's gotta be either good or bad for the turf itself. Pros seem to be more fertilizer (through them crapping ), but one definite con I can think of is they'd probably go after worms and such, which I'd want in my lawn for beneficial insects and all..

So would it be good, bad, or neutral to do my every third day regimen of birdseeds, which keeps birds around daily, on my lawn?

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i think the only negative would be if you were putting down grass seed at the same time.

if you are really worried about the worm population, you can buy them by the box and add them to your lawn easily enough. but then again, that might attract more birds....

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Birds that eat worms do not usually eat seeds. - Have you ever seen many robins (worm & bug eaters) at a bird feeder.

How about dedicated bird feeders to attaract the birds you want?
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I'd be more worried about critters.

Squirrels and chipmunks seem to love birdseed.....unless you don't have those where you live.
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I know this from experience as my mother was an avid bird feeder.

Very bad. The area that the seed will be in will have absolutely no grass after a little while. Also, remember the old adage, "Never crap where you eat." There won't be any fertilizing.
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Squirrels and chipmunks seem to love birdseed.....unless you don't have those where you live.
Oh I do, but I give the squirrels their own food

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I know this from experience as my mother was an avid bird feeder.

Very bad. The area that the seed will be in will have absolutely no grass after a little while. Also, remember the old adage, "Never crap where you eat." There won't be any fertilizing.
Very good to know!!! Thanks!

I would do just a feeder but I like just tossing them out, it keeps birds all over the area (driveway currently) instead of just at one spot, but I didn't want to mess my lawn up lol!

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