Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Copper Piece Keeps Bird Bath Clean



Somewhere, I read that putting a piece of copper  piping inside a bird bath would help keep the water clean.

It sounded a little weird  but that didn't deter me from giving it a shot.


Hubs has everything imaginable in his storage room and, when a piece of copper piping was requested, he produced it.



I put it into the bird bath and voila!  It really does help
keep the water clean.  

There is no longer any green scum of any kind  inside the birdbath.

Now the little feathered friends have sparkling clean water !  How cool is that?

The three layers of the fountain got some copper piping pieces, too! 


DO YOU SEE BIRDS AT A  BACKYARD BIRDBATH?

14 comments:

diane.stetson said...

I don't have a bird bath but I do see a lot of birds in my backyard. Good idea with the copper piping...

Nellie said...

What a super idea! No, we have no birdbath here. We seem to have a lot of crows in our yard this season, though.

Ruth Kelly said...

Your first photo is absolutely spectacular. You should enter the group of Weekend Reflections because that is perfect for it.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a great tip for keeping the water clean in a birdbath!!

Debora said...

Who knew??? My birdbath was so scummy and attracting wasps that I,got disgusted and turned it into a planter. Drilled holes in the bottom for drainage and filled it with succulents. Now that I've learned your copper trick, I regret having done that. Both of your water features are just lovely! Doesn't water add so much to a garden?

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: I like your pics. Good idea with the copper piping. Keep in touch

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

I'm going to find something to put in my birdbath - what a wonderful idea! Jane - the transformation to these chairs is marvelous - such a wonderful, easy change! Love the new fabric and the table is fantastic! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy

Chatty Crone said...

I had a birth bath once but didn't know about placing a piece of copper in it - wish I knew then what I know now. sandie

Merlesworld said...

I have 4 birdbaths well two are on the ground and the cats drink out of them, I do change the water pretty often but will try the copper idea for the two off the ground as they often get green slime in them.
Merle.. ...........

janice15 said...

Very interesting you just never know.. Glad it worked out.. Have a great evening with love Janice

Red Rose Alley said...

How interesting, Susan. I've never heard of this before. Your bird baths are lovely.

~Sheri

ImSoVintage said...

What a great tip. I'll have to try that. xo Laura

Debbie Mitchell said...

I love our bird bath and bird feeder in our back yard. I am happy to say that our backyard is the busiest in the neighborhood. Birds coming, going. I absolutely love it!! Thanks for the copper idea :)

Dee said...

What a great idea to share with us....:)

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