Birdbath Care Tips

A birdbath is a beautiful addition to any garden, attracting birds and small mammals to liven up your garden. However, just like every other element of your garden, you need to maintain a level of care to keep it looking beautiful! We’ve put together some of our favorite birdbath care tips below. Learn more, then come to Aquatic & Garden Decor to pick up the perfect birdbath for your garden.

Top Birdbath Care Tips from Aquatic & Garden Decor

Give your birdbath a regular scrub.


If you see your birdbath getting a little dirty or grimy, simply rinse and scrub it with a solution made up of nine parts water, one part vinegar. We recommend passing on harsh cleaning solutions as it could harm the birds and other wildlife. This is especially important for birds because they have an essential layer of oil on their feathers that could be damaged if they come into contact with harsh chemicals.

Refill the water every other day.


Still, stagnant water causes bugs, algae, and other unwanted visitors to make their home in your birdbath. Make sure you refill the water every other day (or every day if you feel motivated) to ensure it remains clean and welcoming for birds and other animals passing through!

Don’t put it under brush, trees, or feeders.


While your birdbath should be close to perches and feeders for your feathered friends, they should not be directly under any greenery or food sources. This will prevent debris and seeds from falling into the water.

Add a fountain or stream to keep the water moving.


If you can, add a fountain system to prevent mosquitos from laying their eggs in still water. It will also help keep the water fresher for longer, making it more attractive to birds.

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