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The best bird baths for your patio or garden

A bird bath is the best way to brighten up your day, as well as the local wild birds. A nice-looking decorative bird bath also makes your garden look more accomplished and feel welcoming to any guests, feathered or not. To help you find the right design, we’ve listed the top choices here.

If you need ideas for a bird bath, we suggest a few classic styles. A bird bath fountain is a popular modern style. It’s typically powered by the sun, so you don’t have to go through the hassle of constantly replacing batteries. The more traditional style is a pedestal bird bath composed of the base, the column, and the top bowl.

A hanging bird bath, on the other hand, is great for smaller birds and is hung by a hook via three chains locked onto a bowl. Let’s check out which style fits your tastes.

Quenta Free Standing 1.4W Bird Bath Fountain Pump

Best Eco-friendly

The Quenta bath is a solar-powered model that won’t eat up electricity or battery juice. This eco-friendly alternative to other styles is a great choice if you already have a water fountain but need a special accessory to spray water. This pump includes four different spray nozzles that vary in water height and spray shape. You might also use this for pools, ponds, and aquariums.

VIVOHOME Antique Green Bird Bath

Best Classic Vibe

VIVOHOME’s bird bath is a pedestal-style emulating antique, European designs. A bronzed patina and a scroll base details make this an elegant addition to your yard. Though it looks heavy duty and is made to last, it’s lightweight enough to carry, assemble, and disassemble easily. Covered in a resin coating, this model won’t fade, break, or dent easily.

Best Choice Products Outdoor Pedestal Bird Bath With Sparrow Statues

Best for Attracting Wildlife

The Best Choice Products bath is a lavish pedestal structure complete with two bird figures that attract new wildlife. Made from weather-resistant resin, you can leave it out in the yard year-round for visiting birds. To keep it extra stable, fill the column with water or another heavy material like sand. The bath stands 32 inches tall overall.

Birdbaths provide visiting fowl a place to relax, socialize, and play. In exchange for this treat, they might do your garden some favors like keeping insect populations in check and protecting your lawn from pests. To ensure your bird bath will last years, we listed weather-resistant, durable models that will fight through the elements no matter what.

6 kinds of perennials that bloom all summer for a gorgeous garden all season
Hostas, Lily of the valley, Blue lupine and more, these perennials will brighten your garden all summer
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Gardening is a lot of work, but it can be well worth it if you do a little homework before you start digging. If you want your flower beds and garden to bloom for longer than a few weeks, you can't just plant seeds without care and expect month-long results. In fact, many perennial plants, those that you do not need to replant every year, have relatively short flowering seasons, leaving your garden looking a little bare for a good portion of the summer. And after all that work, there is nothing worse than looking at a bare garden.

So how do you get your garden to look gorgeous all summer? We’ve pulled together a list of perennials that will boast beautiful blossoms throughout the entire summer and return year after year with an abundance of color and fragrance. For a more interesting-looking flower bed, be sure to incorporate a variety of heights, a cohesive color scheme, and flowering plants that thrive in varying amounts of sunlight. Check out the recommendations below to build long-lasting floral arrangements you can enjoy for months on end.
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Patios are a great place to hold outdoor parties, get-togethers, and other celebrations. They provide ample space for folding patio tables, chairs, plants, and so much more. Unfortunately, however, patios are typically made of cement, and cement is typically ugly. Cement patios are definitely sturdy enough for outdoor gatherings, but sometimes you may wish they were a little more stylish. Luckily, there are some quick coverings you can use to hide that old, ugly cement patio for good. Check out these affordable projects that you can do all your own to completely transform your patio into a stunning entertainment space.

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