Are you a fan of outdoor fountains? Ever wondered about where to put one at your home? What about outside in a garden area?
If you’re like me, you love your garden. And, if you’re an avid gardener, I’m sure you’re also a lover of the creatures that visit our gardens, such as birds, bees and butterflies. You may even plant specific plants that attract these to your gardens. But have you given any thought to the fact that our flighty friends need water? Just like us, water is very important to birds and insects as well. So, adding an outdoor fountain is not only pretty but can help our little friends.
Fountains are easy to add to the garden, but there are a few things you need to know when setting up and maintaining one. Fountains can be purchased at local garden centers and stores and if you don’t feel comfortable installing, we can help. Adding a couple of rocks that rise above the water level provide a landing place for the birds or butterflies.
When deciding the location for your fountain, consider the amount of sun and shade the area gets. Late afternoon shade in warmer climates would be best to prevent the water from getting too warm. And, remember that if you live in a colder area your fountain may require a heater to keep the water from freezing in winter.
Enjoying the wildlife that visit our gardens is a bonus, but they also assist us in our gardening. Birds help us by eating pests and aerating the soil. Even wasps can help with certain pests in the garden. And we all know the benefits of honey bees and butterflies as hard working pollinators. So, enjoy these hard workers that grace our gardens, and look after them by providing a water source to keep them coming back.
Want help setting up an outdoor fountain at your house? Call us- we’d love to help! Call the professionals at Go Green Plumbing at 336-252-2999 for service 7 days a week/24 hours a day. If water runs through it – We Do It!