My yard is full of pine trees, and I mean a lot of trees. While it’s a bit difficult to get much grass to grow, my garden is still full of life. I have many shrubs and plants that thrive in the shade, and because of all the trees my yard is a popular place for birds, squirrels and all sort of wild creatures. I was inspired by Miracle-Gro’s The Gro Project to come up with a simple garden project. I’ve been wanting to give the birds living in my yard a water source for a while now, but a bird bath just hasn’t been in the budget. My solution was this simple DIY Garden Bird Bath.
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own garden bird bath:
2 large terra cotta pots of equal size
1 large terra cotta saucer
epoxy glue adhesive
paint and paint brush (optional)
1. To create the base of the bird bath, glue the open ends of the terra cotta pots together. Allow to set, according to the directions on your adhesive.
2. Glue the bottom of the saucer to the top of your base. Allow to set completely.
3. At this point you are finished with your project. Optionally, you can do as I have and add some decorative paint. I put a simple band of paint around the rim of the saucer. Because my epoxy seeped through a little when I glued my pots together, I added another band of paint to cover that up.
4. Place the bird bath in your yard, add water as needed, and enjoy watching the wild life in your yard thrive.
I’m so glad that Miracle-Gro inspired me to do this project. Gardening is much more than planting and feeding. Although Miracle-Gro has some pretty great products for that like the Shake n’ Feed Moisture Control All Purpose Plant Food and Moisture Control Planting Mix for your indoor planting needs, or the LiquaFeed All Purpose Plant Food Advance Starter Kit for your outdoor gardening. The Gro Project showcases that garden projects should not be complicated or hard to do. Instead, gardening projects should be easy, fun, and enjoyable!
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What garden projects do you have planned this summer?