We've all heard and read how important it is to provide water for wildlife in our gardens, if you have the space then a pond is brilliant for all sorts of species but if space is tight or if you're looking for a real feature in your garden then a modern BirdBath can be just right. If you're considering a Green&Blue modern BirdBath then there are a few things to think about in terms of positioning in the garden.
Why it's important to put your BirdBath in the right place.
There are a few factors that can make a BirdBath dangerous to garden birds if positioned in the wrong place in your garden. For example, a Bird Bath too close to windows or glass can lead to collisions, a Bird Bath placed where predators like cats can hide and wait puts the birds at risk and a bath placed under a tree or a birdfeeding station will fill up with leaves and dropped food that can in turn cause disease as it pollutes the water.
So where should you put your Green&Blue BirdBath?
The most important step is to make sure birds have visibility when they bathe, and somewhere that they can escape to quickly if they become afraid. Selfishly (?!) you're likely to want to watch the birds bathing so think about a spot that gives you good visibility as well.
Avoid putting your Bird Bath under trees or shrubs that might drop their leaves and blooms into the bath, making the water dirty and potentially staining the concrete, as well as away from bird feeding areas.
It's worth considering putting your Bird Bath in a shady area in the garden which will slow any growth of algae, something that can be sped up by warm sunshine. Or moving it to a more shady area during warm spells, which will also help maintain water levels for longer. Also consider where your water source is, it's going to be much easier to wash and refill the bath if the outside tap/hose is in easy reach rather than across the other side of the garden.
With so much to consider, you may find that you end up trying several different areas before you hit upon the 'just right' spot. But hopefully this can be part of the fun and the experience of introducing water for the birds to your garden.
The Green&Blue BirdBath looks great in a modern, contemporary garden, and we've seen it take a star turn on patios, amongst shingle garden designs and placed carefully in amongst flowerbeds.
If you have any questions then do drop us a line in the comments below, to firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone on 01872 858658 and we'll do our best to help. And if you've got a Green&Blue BirdBath in your garden then we'd love to see your photos.
For more guidance on maintaining your BirdBath you can read our blog here.
Images in the blog are customers images of their Green&Blue BirdBaths in situ.