Pedestal birdbaths make a fine-looking decoration in one’s garden. It’s also a good conversational piece during special occasions. Aside from accentuating your garden, think of it also as a way of helping out natures colorful and chirpy, winged creatures called birds.
When buying a pedestal birdbath for the first time, you’ll be overwhelmed with a myriad of beautiful designs. While most would opt to look at the designs, others just use the price tag as an indicator of which to buy. In line with this, I would like to recommend a few things I feel every buyer should look into prior to deciding which one to take home.
First, try to consider the material it is made of. Same with the designs, sizes and colors, you will be surprised to find out that birdbath pedestals also come in different materials. If you have your eyes on a lovely iron birdbath, here are some of the things you will need to know. Since iron is prone to rusting, you may find yourself constantly taking in the birdbath during rainy days and bringing it out again after the rain, which could be tiresome, all the more if you chose one that is big in size. If you are certain that the one you want is made up of iron, try to get a powder-coated finish since this will at least guarantee a longer life span before rusting.
You can likewise opt for one that is made up of polyresin. In fact, more are made up of the said material. Polyresin is strong and can be formed intricately. This allows room for elaborate details with better consistency in texture. Its appearance is also similar to porcelain, which makes the object look more classical. Another advantage it has over the metal finish kinds would be its durability under changing weathers. On the other hand, if you have little kids who would often be playing and running around in the garden, this may not be a good choice as your little ones could bump into them and end up having bruises or more severe kinds of accidents with it.
Other materials would include granite, aluminum and copper. Just don’t forget to take into consideration the people in your household when making a choice on what material you would like it to come.
Now let’s talk about the price tag. Like any other object that functions as a decoration or ornamental piece, the more elaborate the design the more expensive it is. And that does not exclude pedestal birdbaths. And just like with any thing else that you buy, you may be able to ask for a discount if you will buy more than one piece.
How deep should it be? Remember, you want the birds to bathe in them not to drown, so it should not be that deep. If you live in a place that has cold weather most of the year, consider buying a heated one.