I have a customer whenever he visits always mentions how he loves to hear the birds sing. It’s a genuine pleasure for him. Being in the country, we sometimes forget how ‘city folks’ don’t have the same opportunity we take for granted… like listening to the birds.
Bird baths can be more than a focal point in your garden; they will also help you attract birds. Birds will add a sense of peace and serenity to complete your landscape design. Besides, they’re downright fun to watch as they splash around!
Birds need to drink water and depend on a supply of fresh water daily. They also use water to clean their feathers, so, they are really taking a bath.
A bird bath should be located in the shade; it will help prevent algae growth. Although, you also need to change the water regularly, that will help too. I hose mine out each time I fill it. If the ‘crud’ gets too bad, use a mixture of one part bleach to 10 parts water and scrub inside the bowl. Rinse well. I’ve also heard you can use hydrogen peroxide, but have never tried it myself.
I’ve also had customers tell me if you add a few pre 1983 copper pennies, they will help control the algae. Copper is a natural algaecide; might be worth a try.
Sometimes, the simple pleasures in life are overlooked. Maybe we should appreciate the little things, like the chorus of birds singing in your yard.
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