If you’re a keen birdwatcher, or would simply like to encourage birds to visit your garden, then a birdbath is a great way to do this; they also make great centerpieces to any garden and have been enjoyed by many for over a century. But, surprisingly, birdbaths can do more for your outdoor space than you may expect. Carry on reading to learn the four main benefits of adding one to your home.
Bird watching can be enjoyed by everyone, no matter your age. Strategically placing your birdbath near a window or door means you can sit back and relax while viewing a whole range of birds enjoying your garden. Small children may also be entertained with the sight of colourful birds. Getting them away from the TV and off their tablets is a great way to teach them about nature and encourage their interest in animals.
Encouraging birds to visit your garden will also provide natural pest control. Birds will eat the bugs and small insects that may otherwise damage your vegetable patch or flowers. They will also encourage worms to move as they dig for them in the soil. Worm movement is essential for improving the condition of your soil as the small tunnels they leave behind will increase the amount of air and water that can access soil, making it the perfect ground for healthy plants.
Away from their main function of attracting birds, birdbaths can make an interesting feature in any garden. Stone birdbaths can add a traditional and opulent look to your outside space, soon becoming the centre piece of your garden. They are available for a variety of budgets, designs and sizes so you can rest assured that you can find the right birdbath for your home.
The health of birds
Birds can find it particularly hard to access water during the winter as natural supplies will freeze, and during the summer areas will dry up, this is why birdbaths are an essential pitstop for the creatures. Seed-eating birds will need to be hydrated more regularly than others due to their dry diet. Birds also need to bathe in order to keep their feathers in good condition; wetting feathers will loosen dirt and stop them from getting matted.
For a range of beautifully designed birdbaths, Wrights of Campden can supply bespoke stonework to suit any garden. Our main workshop is based in Gloucestershire but we work throughout the UK on a number of projectes. We use a combination of traditional techniques and new technology to produce high quality items for your outdoor space, but, if you’re thinking of updating other parts of your home we also specialise in fireplaces, flooring, chimneys and other garden features. For more information, get in touch today.