Stone bird baths are not only a beautiful addition to any garden or outdoor living space they are also a critical element for enticing birds into the area. Keep in mind, while not all birds will dine at your feeder simply because some birds do not eat birdseed, all birds drink, and many like to play in the water and will visit your garden.
You may have a hard time choosing, there are many beautiful sizes, shapes and materials and one of the best materials is natural stone like granite that Mother Nature made herself. Stone bird enticing baths are easy to care for and with good placement; a good brush along with fresh water weekly will keep the debris from building up inside the bowl. Granite stone is naturally resistant to staining, cracking and deterioration and in areas where cold weather works its way through, you do not have to worry about bringing them indoors so allowing the birds to enjoy the water all year round.
Using Stone Bird Baths to attract a variety of birds
A granite birdbath will last for years to come -, unlike the resin, plastic and concrete type. The stone is naturally resistant to staining, deterioration and cracking (a benefit in colder or extremely hot climates).
Easy set up – typically these garden features will include a base and the bowl. All that is need now is and a level piece of grown or base, shade / partially shaded area to keep the water cooler and detour algae growth. Try not to place the bath too close to bushhes etc. (see below)
Simple safety for your feathered friends – first the placement should be at least 10 – 12 feet from shrubs, walls etc. to detour attack from predators. Also make note of the texture in the bottom of the bowl. If it has a polished finish, it may be slippery under water. Birds like humans are much more relaxed when they feel safe. Make the bath safer for the birds by adding pea stone in the bowl or again layering larger stones to create various levels for the birds to hang on to, perch and sit on.
Accommodation a diverse bird population – birds like humans, come in different shapes and sizes and we must not forget the little guys. One way to provide a pleasurable experience for all sizes and heights of birds is to place stones inside the bowl of your bath, stacking if necessary to create different levels that the birds can perch on.
Easy care – change the water weekly, scrub the interior of the bowl with a scrub brush and only if needed – a simple acid wash (according to manufacturer's instructions) will do the trick.
Maintenance – No need for painting here, Mother Nature, has already given them a beautiful color. A bristle scrub brush and water should do the trick. If there is a lot of buildups, a simple acid wash can also be used (follow the manufactures instructions) for the sake of the birds'. Also please rinse well.
By adding a stone bird bath , you will add to the beauty of your garden and entice a wider variety of birds to your yard. With the low care and maintenance of stone, there is simply no better choice.