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

Heather's Helpful Hint

Time to Clean Your Bird Houses
February 21, 2013

Many of us have been enjoying feeding the many varieties of birds that come to seed and suet feeders in the winter. It is reported to be the fastest growing hobby for American families and with just a small investment of time and money comes hours of enjoyment for all ages.

Now is the time to think about adding a few bird houses for nesting and cleaning any bird houses you may have already. Clean houses are essential for the health and safety of birds as old nests within the houses attract rodents, insects, fungus, and bacteria that spread through the bird population. Cleaning minimizes the hazard and makes your bird houses more attractive for nesting.

To ensure that your birdhouses are as clean and safe as possible for nesting or roosting backyard birds, purchase houses with movable or hinged panels that are easy to clean. Leave clean bird houses up for winter roosting and clean them again in early spring so they are ready for breeding birds. Also clean the post or hook where you have positioned the bird house to remove any pests or bacteria from the area. A few easy tasks ensure a safe and happy home for backyard occupants.

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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.