Which is better for your garden, a water feature or a bird bath? Many people struggle with this question, but it's not as difficult to decide as you might think. Let's take a look at the pros and cons of each option.
Water features are a great way to add a touch of luxury to your garden. They can be used to create a focal point, or simply to add a bit of interest. Purchasing your fountain or water feature will mean you incur an initial cost, but it's definitely worth the investment for the soothing and tranquil notes. The only possible downside to water features is their maintenance, but the level of maintenance required really depends on the water feature. Most only require a small amount of attention such as keeping an eye on the water level to make sure the pump is fully submerged and basic cleaning. Nothing too strenuous!
Fountains and other water features can also be used to mask unwanted noise from adjacent properties or busy roads, giving you privacy in your garden. You see, water features aren't just a pretty face!
Bird baths, on the other hand, are much simpler and require virtually no maintenance or set-up. Simply place and admire! They also don't require an electric supply, making them a great option for people on a budget. On the other hand, bird baths don't tend to create noise as they don’t flow. This means that the water can get dirty quite quickly, meaning it's not long before your pretty pool soon turns into a puddle of mud and sludge. To rectify this, we recommend our easy-to-use cleaning solutions.
Bird baths are also a great way to attract wildlife to your garden. They provide a safe place for birds and small animals to drink and bathe, and can be a real asset to any bird lover. Just be careful if you’re using harsh chemicals in your water as it could harm wildlife. It’s important to make sure any cleaning products are animal-friendly. We recommend Fountain Fresh as it doesn’t disturb the natural PH balance of the water.
Solar water features are a great way to have the best of both worlds. They add a touch of luxury to your garden whilst also attracting wildlife. Solar water features are powered by the sun, so they're environmentally friendly and cost-effective. They're also easy to install and maintain, making them a great option for any garden.
So, which is better for your garden? It really depends on what you're looking for. For a low maintenance option that's simple in design, a bird bath probably fits your needs best. But if you're wanting an interesting focal point, or a fountain that disguises road noise, a water feature with plenty of tiers might suit you better. Want the best of both worlds? Opt for a solar water feature that adds interest to any space whilst operating without running costs.
And there you have it. Now that you know the pros and cons of water features and bird baths, you can make an informed decision about which is best for your garden.