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weeds caused by bird seed

Besides, how do I keep weeds from growing under my bird feeder?

Plant that bird seed, it contains millet (the small roundish white/tan seeds), sorghum (the red flattened sphere seeds) and oil sunflower seeds, (if there are any smooth very light colored seeds in it that would be canola seed) all are non-gmo products so no worries about that.

There are several simple strategies to consider to avoid having your bird feeder become a weed seeder, the WSSA says: Use a tray attachment under your feeder to keep seeds off the ground. Select foods that won’t sprout, such as sunflower hearts, peanuts, peanut butter, raisins, mealworms, and plain suet cakes.

Weeds caused by bird seed

My husband wants to spray weed killer under the bird feeder and I want to know if that will hurt the birds.

At the East Lansing Wild Birds Unlimited store, customers’ and birds’ preference by far is WBU No-Mess Blend. Our unique No-Mess Blend features seeds that have had their shells removed so only the meat of the seed is left. Pound for pound, our No-Mess Blend offers the best value because you do not pay for the shells. No shells on the seeds means no shells on the ground and the seed won’t sprout either.

Seed Cylinders are also a high-fat, quick-energy food source that is specially-designed to meet your birds’ hearty appetites. The Wild Birds Unlimited popular no muss, no fuss Spiral Seed Cylinder Feeder holds cylinders of tightly packed seed held together with gelatin so there is no seed spray. The whole block is completely edible. And depending on bird activity in your yard, a cylinder packed with energy rich pecans, peanuts and sunflower seeds can last weeks.