It takes more than just a few plants to make an outdoor space inviting. There are many types of garden decor you can choose from to add your own personal touch to the garden but decorative bird baths are functional as well as beautiful to look at.
Birds singing and displaying their antics are enjoyable to watch and having wildlife present adds another enjoyable element to your outdoor living areas.
You can choose from the traditional type or from bird bath fountains which will also serve as small water features. Technology has caught up with the traditional bird bath and now you can purchase a solar powered bird bath to run the fountain. Some solar bird bath fountains also include built in lighting which makes them very attractive at night.
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“The tradition types of garden ornaments, such as gnomes and flamingoes (which have appeared back in stores in the past few years), aren’t terribly popular these days, but Brain Maber, garden centre manager for Canadian Tire in Clayton Park, says that there are other types of garden décor that fly off the shelves. “People are much more into folk art stuff, or more functional outdoor accessories these days, such as bird baths or ornamental lighting solutions,” he says. TheChronicleHerald.ca”
Caring For Decorative Bird Baths
Once you find a place for your bird bath you will need to do some minimal maintenance to keep it looking nice. This is really nothing more than cleaning it out from time to time and keeping debris from accumulating in it.
You may also want to consider adding a heater to your bird bath to keep it from freezing in the winter. They are not that expensive and your feathered friends will thank you.