How wonderful it is when the birds are singing in your garden and there are no pests in it! This is the main reason why gardeners attract forest birds, by placing birdbaths, bird feeders, and birdhouses. Why, cozy gardens are created by the attention to all these details. Such inexpensive decorative items bring a particular style and practical benefit to every garden.
Birdbaths and bird feeders have always attracted birds, especially during the hot season. It is interesting to observe bathing birds from the house window or out of the arbor. To be honest, such birdbaths can be made of various common materials, or you can simply buy them ready-made. For example, there are birdbaths with solar panels that act as the pump. You just need to know that they will not work in cloudy weather when the sun is covered. If such birdbaths are unsuitable, then buy a simpler design. It is recommend that you put it in a place where you can watch the birds. Take our word for it, this is truly a pleasure.
If you are installing birdbaths made of stone or concrete, they will gradually overgrow with moss or microscopic plants. Arranging smaller bowls on a high stand (at least 3 - 4ft), can protect birds from hunters. In addition, you can make a hanging bath, though it is not so comfy for the birds, whe compared to fixed baths. Many devices have a heating system, so birds can even use it even in winter.
Generally, birdbaths are broad. Their cup is not high, up to 2 inches, as birds love to bathe in the shallows and do not dive. They just splash, getting water all over their backs with their wings. Why don’t you put small pebbles there? If there is no water circulating system, you should change and refill the water from time to time. Building the baths by hand may require a high stand, so that it can support a broad and deep bowl of water on it.
In the early spring, when birds fly back, you can place birdhouses in the trees. Place them in the shadows of the leaves and high enough so that cats and other predators cannot get there. Birdhouses can also be made either by oneself, or be bought at the store. In fact, you can attract more birds by placing a few birdhouses in different parts of the garden. Many birds are settled in unpainted wooden birdhouses, which allows you to arrange bird feeders and baths nearby. All of this preparation will definitely convince birds to return to your garden again and again. Don’t forget about seeds: sunflower, canola, millet, etc. This is necessary especially in the winter, when birds can hardly find food. As for tits, settling in the garden, they are used to looking for insects under the bark of the trees and eating them. How lucky they are!
Bird feeders come in different designs: cylindrical, rectangular, in the form of houses, and more. Many gardeners make them by hand, using a variety of materials and creating truly fantastic constructions. However, bird feeders can be purchased at the store too. Hanging feeders should be fastened on a tree, far from cats or other predators. Think of the security of the birds when you hang bird feeders at a safe distance off a branch and on a high pedestal. In any case, the best feeder will be the one with a roof or automatic grain dosage. If you hang the feeder in late autumn, the winter birds will quickly find it; and they will return the favor by sweeping the garden clean of caterpillars, butterflies, and other garden pests during the spring and summer. By the way, your birdbaths, birdhouses, and bird feeders can be made in a single style, and ultimately in accordance with the entire landscaping design of your favorite garden.