– Here’s a backyard story all the way from Verona Sands, Tasmania, Australia. 🦘 🌵
Greatly enhances our ability to enjoy our back yard in the warmer months.
Thanks Yardistry from down under!
– Here’s a backyard story from Houston, Texas.
Awesome features and fairly easy to set up. We Bought them at the beginning of the Pandemic. Finally able to enjoy them. Two 12 x 14 gazebos.
We are big sports fans and we love watching the games outside.
Thank you Yardistry! 5 Stars!
– Here’s a backyard story from Lawrence, Kansas.
Great engineering. Everything fit perfectly. Love that every piece is numbered. Love that all the hardware was in separate marked bags.
The only way to screw this up is not follow the directions. Which I assume the bad reviews did not follow directions well.
I do have a novice construction background.
It will take several people when you do the roof!
Well Done Yardistry.
– Here’s a backyard story from Toronto Canada.
My 4th and final gazebo. Purchased those metal gazebos in the past and none have lasted.
Wanted to get something solid and the Yardistry gazebo was the way to go.
Had it setup and looks amazing. Had family over and they all want one now to at how great it looks.
– Here is a backyard story from Zionsville, IN.
I purchased the Carolina Pavilion in March for a spring project. We stained it to match our house and couldn’t be happier with how it turned out.
At our last home we had built a pergola but wanted something with a roof this time, where we could sit out and stay dry. We added lighting and a fan and it is perfect. Thanks so much for providing such a great and well built product at a great price.
Whether you’re a young hobbyist trialing new binoculars or veteran birder hibernating over winter months, birdwatching in your garden provides a snapshot of nature from the comfort of home.
Your yard has the potential to be a rich biome for local birdlife to flourish and thrive. From common sparrows nesting in your trees to solitary woodpeckers banging their bills against the bark, given the right steps, you can turn your garden into a birdwatching haven, without taking away from your personal outdoor oasis.
In this article, we explore how to attract birds into your garden and advise on getting the best view from your armchair in five simple, yet effective steps. Read on.
Providing food and nourishment is a great way to attract birds into your garden.
Some birds forage for seeds, berries, and nuts; others are insectivores who hunt for worms, bugs, and larvae. Different birds eat different things, making it important your garden caters to all dietary requirements if you want to see a healthy range of species.
There are many ways to promote feeding in your garden. Here’s our advice:
Firstly, encourage a natural lunch with organic feeding spots. Promoting natural foraging and feeding is one of the best ways to get local birdlife to call your garden their home. Planting berry bushes and fruit trees are great for providing seasonal nutrition, and ivy is a breeding ground for insects, which also sprouts late winter fruit for year-round sustenance. Moreover, planting an array of nectar-rich flowers attracts a range of insects, ideal for insectivores and grub-hungry chicks in the spring.
Secondly, supplement feeding spots with a bugtastic buffet. As the months grow cold, natural feeding spots become hard to find. For natural insectivores, this is a problem as they require access to bugs and the essential protein they provide, especially during winter. Using a mealworms bird food feeder is a way to give birds mealworms to eat while establishing a clear view to observe foraging and feeding from your window. Mealworms tend to be the supplementary bug of choice. Why? Because they are easy to store at home and are packed with nutrients to keep your feathered friends healthy and strong in the cold.
Providing a reliable and clean water source is a great way to sustain the local bird population. Not only that but turning your garden into the area’s watering hole also grants birdwatchers a unique opportunity to observe the birds bathing and pruning their feathers.
Artificial water sources like birdbaths don’t have to be expensive, but you can invest in a fancy option like a specialized pond to fit the aesthetics of your garden if you need. But as far as the birds are concerned, an inexpensive DIY birdbath will do just fine.
For example, securing an upside-down trash can lid close to the ground using nearby rocks and foliage will prove a sufficient basin. That said, maintaining the cleanliness of the water is essential to continue attracting birds into your garden. This is because you need to ward off and prevent the spread of disease.
When cleaning your birdbath, pond, or water basin, ensure you don’t use any harsh chemicals. Keep things simple by regularly adding fresh clean water, as well as scrubbing the basin free of grime and algae.
When it comes to birdwatching, the old saying rings true: the early bird catches the worm.
This is particularly relevant when observing the world of birds from your garden window. After all, birds sleep heavy in the dead of night and wake hungry at the break of dawn. They are most vocal in the morning and least active at noon, which means no laying on if you’re serious about spotting the full range of native birdlife, even if it’s from the comfort of home.
Turning your garden into a birdwatching haven is easy. Plus, you can achieve it without sacrificing plans for your own personal outdoor oasis. Simply by providing sufficient food, water, and shelter you can observe the secret world of birds from your back door.
We are so excited to purchase and build this beautiful 12 x 20 gazebo.
We needed a nice shady spot in our backyard to relax and entertain and this is the whole package – style, space and function.
And when they say you need 4 helpers, believe them, you will need 4 strong ones to help raise and set the roof panels.
Best quality for the value out there! In love with our gazebo!
– Here’s a backyard story from Mokena, Illinois.
Simply amazing from start to finish. There are three heavy boxes but with assistance its a breeze.
I highly suggest opening all the boxes and review what is inside and then separate all the types of screws, nuts and bolts in SOLO cups that are marked on their bags, this makes it easy during installation as you will go back and forth with different types of bolts and screws.
Its not hard at all, just make sure that you take your time.
The installation directions are great, well thought of and the material matches the directions like a charm!
Lastly, you will need the four (3) other people to assist with setting the roof, with a little hard work shifting and moving in place it took us approximately 1 1/2 hours to complete the roof.
Now sit back and enjoy what you just built, simply amazing.
– Here is a backyard story from Chino Hills, California
We purchased this two weeks ago, added our lighting, TV, furniture and just love the look and feel of this structure.
Now we are just waiting for the Gazebo bar to get back into stock so we can add the final touch!
Thank you Yardistry!
– Here’s a backyard story from Acworth, GA.
We purchased the 12 x 16 Yardistry Gazebo after doing research online with regard to size, product materials and price and Yardistry was our front runner in all categories.
Our end result exceeded our expectations. I too like many of the reviews were hesitant to receive this item in 3 large boxes and then of course the task of assembly and organization of pieces and parts. Could be an overwhelming task for some.
We were fortunate in our area that Yardistry had a recommendation of an installer of Playsets in our area that could do the assembly for us (of course for a charge, we did assist where necessary to save money).
We felt comfortable hiring this team since they had built over 500 Yardistry structures and were familiar with all the components. Our installers had nothing but rave reviews of the product and all the installs they have completed. Consistent product, hardware and predrilled holes (which you don’t find in most prepackaged goods).
I have included photos of our end result and could not be more pleased. We had a paver patio installed first and did secure the structure to the pavers and concrete supports below the structure as described by Yardistry.
Thank you Yardistry for an excellent product that is exactly as you describe in your detailed information, videos and photos.