Fine Gardening Secrets Revealed

Written by Sally Summers

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Ten Things To Consider Before Buying A Bird House

Written by Cedar Creek Woodshop

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4. Overall Height Of House The distance fromrepparttar bottom ofrepparttar 140714 entrance hole torepparttar 140715 floor ofrepparttar 140716 box should be at least 5 inches. This keepsrepparttar 140717 developing young well down inrepparttar 140718 box and away from predators that might approachrepparttar 140719 entrance hole.

5. Easy Access For Cleaning You must be able to openrepparttar 140720 box, either onrepparttar 140721 side, front, or top. This helps in two ways: to monitorrepparttar 140722 progress and health ofrepparttar 140723 young; and to clean outrepparttar 140724 box atrepparttar 140725 end ofrepparttar 140726 season.

6. Ventilation There must be holes or slits atrepparttar 140727 top ofrepparttar 140728 box sides or alongrepparttar 140729 top ofrepparttar 140730 front ofrepparttar 140731 box to let hot air out whenrepparttar 140732 sun beats down onrepparttar 140733 box in summer.

7. Drain Holes The bottom ofrepparttar 140734 box needs to have holes or cut off corners to allow any water to drain out ofrepparttar 140735 box.

8. Mounting Check to see if there is some way that you can attachrepparttar 140736 box to a pole, such as holes or a bracket.

9. Wood Material Of Choice Be sure thatrepparttar 140737 materialsrepparttar 140738 box is made of are 3/4 inch thick wood or a similar material that will insulaterepparttar 140739 birds from cold and heat. The only exception to wood is Purple Martin Housing -- many are made out of Metal.

10. Roof Overhang The roof should overhangrepparttar 140740 entrance hole by 1 to 2 inches. This both shadesrepparttar 140741 entrance hole and keepsrepparttar 140742 rain out.

Courtesy: Cedar Creek Woodshop

Here at Cedar Creek Woodshop we have been building and designing Outdoor Patio furniture, Bird Houses, Bird Feeders and More!! Come in and take a look around!!

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