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Main Line Gardens
376 Paoli Pike, Malvern, PA 19355
Phone: 610-644-2300

Heather's Helpful Hint

Prepare Your Bird Houses
January 27, 2011

While we are still in the throes of winter it takes a real imagination to look ahead to spring activities. But now is the perfect time to clean out your birdhouses in preparation for mating season this year. Fall is actually the best time for this task but many people, myself included, leave the nests in place so that other birds can use them as a shelter from the harsh winter weather.

Before you know it, birds will begin nesting this spring and it is vital to provide a clean house. Remove all old nesting material and discard into the trash. If your bird houses are extremely soiled, you should clean them with a mixture of soap and water or a light bleach and water mix. Use a stiff brush to clean the inside and outside of each house. Then rinse well with clear water and allow to dry thoroughly in the sun before remounting.

If you have not provided housing for birds before, plan now on which birds you would like to attract and learn about the types of houses needed. Please stop by our garden department and talk to an expert who will explain everything you need to know about this important component of your backyard habitat.

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Read about Main Line Gardens acquiring Waterloo Gardens!

Main Line Gardens is a family-owned business that was established in 1981. More than just a full service garden center and nursery for professional landscaping and hardscaping, Main Line Gardens is an architect of beautiful, functional outdoor living spaces that provide a lifetime of enjoyment. The company's first priority and foremost goal is establishing long-term relationships with its customers by offering exceptional service and the highest quality products. This philosophy has defined its success for over 25 years and will continue for decades to follow. Main Line Gardens' experienced and professional staff takes customers all the way from design through installation, involving them every step of the way in the creation of their own outdoor landscaping paradise. Customers can choose from a full selection of plants, trees, shrubs, mulch and stones from the onsite full service nursery.

Please note that Main Line Gardens is not able to honor Waterloo Gardens gift cards/certificates, item exchanges or returns, broken or damaged items, etc. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.