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

Heather's Helpful Hint

Take Care of Your Residential Birds
February 16, 2012

With the colder temperatures of the last week, winter survival is everything for wild birds. Their search for food starts at dawn and continues until dusk in order for a bird to have enough energy to survive a cold winter's night. When a new day comes the whole process starts all over, each and every day.

With the continual decline of natural habitats, birds need our help. Caring for and feeding wild birds is fun and educational for the whole family. Birds require food, fresh water, shelter from the elements, and protection from predators.

High energy food is vital. Suet, peanuts, black oil sunflower seeds, and nyjer thistle carry that high quality source of energy. Cage feeders are designed to hold suet cakes. Tube and hopper feeders accommodate a variety of birds. Platform and peanut feeders are available as well.

Locate your feeders away from harsh winter winds. Evergreens and dense hedges are ideal wind blocks and provide places for birds to roost and conserve valuable energy. Position your feeders for safety near an escape cover such as trees and bushes. Leave the landscape as natural as possible and don't take your birdhouses inside for the winter. Leave them in place so birds can use them for shelter in the cold temperatures.

Birding supplies are in stock at Waterloo Gardens and experts are here to help you select the feeders and food you'll need to help our feathered friends.

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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.