To Fountain or Not to Fountain? That is the Question…

 

Should you have a water feature during the drought?

During our extreme heat and drought where every drop of water counts, should we have some type of garden water feature?  To fountain or not to fountain—that is the question.

The current rule is that a fountain must be re-circulating.  Who knows what new restrictions could be coming up? So if you are considering adding a new one, don’t make a big investment.  If you want a water feature to attract birds, even a shallow tray will do, our flying friends are not picky.

Many of us have worked hard to turn our gardens into micro ecosystems with butterflies, larger birds, hummingbirds and beneficial insects. But guess what? They all need water. They will leave your garden in search of it, or die. How sad.

A few months back, to help cut water use, my husband and I decided to change our backyard fountain from a water feature to a repository for succulents.  Then a funny thing happened; our little private oasis was losing its magic. We began to hear the rumblings from the local freeway, became acutely aware of the many everyday neighborhood sounds that encroached on our once peaceful  garden.

The more we planned to shut it down, the more we appreciated it. We began looking at who else would miss our fountain. We knew that the local owls and their babies frequented it, as well as a hawk family.  From time to time, a thirsty coyote might jump our six-foot fence to enjoy a drink.  Then there are all the beautifully hued birds.  Sometimes when I wake up in the morning, I’ll look out through the bedroom window to see finches or Scrub jays frolicking in the fountain.  Then there are the bees, along with the occasional praying mantis and other flying insects.  One time I even saw a rat in there—but hey, the rats will keep the hawks, owls and snakes fed…it’s the circle of life.

We don’t use any chemicals in our fountain, so it’s safe for everyone, even our dog who enjoys his daily outings to the fountain for a tall, cool one.  Yes, you have to watch out for mosquitoes, so you can’t just let the water collect.  It’s got to be kept moving, and clean.  We add an organic straw pellet to the water, and clean the fountain regularly (weekly in the summer, twice a month in the winter).

Find a way to keep a water feature, like we did, even if it’s just a small birdbath.  You don’t need to turn on the hose either—you can simply add water from a bucket in your shower.  The birds, the bees, and the butterflies, along with all their friends, will thank you.

99 Comments on To Fountain or Not to Fountain? That is the Question…

  1. You’re on top of the game. Thanks for shirgna.

  2. The excavations of Pompeii also showed that the homes of wealthy Romans often had a small fountain in the atrium, or interior courtyard, with water coming from the city water supply and spouting into a small bowl or basin. Rome in 98 AD, Rome had nine aqueducts which fed 39 monumental fountains and 591 public basins, not counting the water supplied to the Imperial household, baths and owners of private villas.

  3. Thank you for this post. Its very inspiring.

  4. Thanks so much for the post.Really thank you! Great.buy cialis online

  5. JerryCoasp // July 4, 2020 at 9:07 pm //

    Знаете ли вы?
    Водитель ледового комбайна стал звездой единственного матча НХЛ, в котором принял участие.
    Рассказ Стивенсона о волшебной бутылке был опубликован почти одновременно на английском и самоанском языках.
    Преподаватель нескольких университетов, попавший в сталинские лагеря, и там умудрился обучать математике на куске мыла.
    Клирик-саксонец стать папой римским не захотел, а патриархом Севера не смог.
    Каждая шестая яркая галактика во Вселенной очень сильно испускает газы.

    http://www.arbeca.net/

  6. Have you ever thought about creating an e-book or guest authoring on other sites?
    I have a blog based on the same topics you discuss and would really
    like to have you share some stories/information. I know
    my audience would appreciate your work. If you’re
    even remotely interested, feel free to shoot me an email.

  7. Hi there! I know this is kind of off-topic but I had
    to ask. Does operating a well-established website like yours require a large amount
    of work? I’m completely new to writing a blog however I do write in my diary
    everyday. I’d like to start a blog so I can easily share my
    own experience and thoughts online. Please let me know if you have any kind
    of ideas or tips for new aspiring bloggers.

    Appreciate it! adreamoftrains web hosting sites

  8. Your means of telling the whole thing in this article is truly
    nice, every one be capable of easily be aware of it, Thanks a lot.

  9. Yssfkj wmeqcb cialis online shopping 5 mg cialis And ode albeit into the computational

  10. online rather viagra you the resolution of the ancient women. buy cialis daily use online Wfvuyr nmeszy

  11. it probably will not be long until i buy another one.

  12. Awesome things here. I am very glad to peer your article.

    Thanks a lot and I’m having a look ahead to touch you.
    Will you kindly drop me a mail?

  13. which tells everything i need to know about time.

  14. detectives privados torrejón de ardoz

  15. Ready-made landing pages + free traffic software. 200000 Visitors per day guaranteed

  16. Some genuinely interesting details you have written.Aided me a lot, just what I was looking for : D.

  17. can veterans get viagra lowest price for generic viagra viagra pyschological

  18. Yes! Finally someone writes about link.

  19. pharmacy rx one reviews the pharmacy canada online pharmacy

  20. online pharmacy canada best drugstore shampoo best drugstore shampoo

  21. ed pills that work quickly canada drug pharmacy discount pharmacy card

  22. the peoples pharmacy canadian online pharmacies online pharmacy without scripts

  23. treatment for erectile dysfunction treatment for erectile dysfunction canadian drug pharmacy

  24. Hi mates, how is everything, and what you would like to say
    regarding this paragraph, in my view its actually remarkable in favor of me.

  25. Valuable info. Lucky me I discovered your web site by accident, and I am
    stunned why this twist of fate didn’t happened earlier!
    I bookmarked it.

  26. Highly descriptive post, I liked that a lot. Will there be a
    part 2?

  27. I’m really impressed with your writing skills and also with
    the layout on your blog. Is this a paid theme or did you
    customize it yourself? Either way keep up the nice quality writing, it is rare to see a nice
    blog like this one these days.

  28. Hi i am kavin, its my first time to commenting anyplace, when i read this paragraph
    i thought i could also create comment due to this sensible piece
    of writing.

  29. We’re a group of volunteers and starting a new scheme in our community.

    Your web site provided us with valuable info to work on.
    You have done an impressive job and our entire community
    will be grateful to you.

  30. Hi there, I discovered your web site by way of Google even as searching for a related topic, your site came up, it seems great.
    I’ve bookmarked it in my google bookmarks.
    Hello there, just turned into aware of your weblog via Google, and found that it’s
    really informative. I am gonna be careful for brussels.
    I’ll appreciate for those who proceed this in future.
    A lot of other people might be benefited from your writing.
    Cheers!

  31. Oh my goodness! Incredible article dude! Thank you so much, However I am having problems with your
    RSS. I don’t know the reason why I can’t subscribe to it.

    Is there anybody else getting similar RSS issues? Anyone that
    knows the solution will you kindly respond?
    Thanx!!

  32. I know this if off topic but I’m looking into starting my own blog and was curious what all is needed to
    get setup? I’m assuming having a blog like yours would cost a pretty penny?
    I’m not very web savvy so I’m not 100% sure. Any suggestions or advice would
    be greatly appreciated. Thanks

  33. Do you want get more social network traffic, likes, subscribers? Our Company provide SMM Services that means (Social Media Marketing) that is directly using social network websites such as Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to promote a website. High Quality Services / Our prices are the cheapest in the market, starting at $0.01 / 24/7 Support / API Support for panel leaders / Best prices

  34. Do you want get more social network traffic, likes, subscribers? Our Company provide SMM Services that means (Social Media Marketing) that is directly using social network websites such as Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to promote a website. High Quality Services / Our prices are the cheapest in the market, starting at $0.01 / 24/7 Support / API Support for panel leaders / Best prices

  35. Social network traffic Facebook likes Twitter Followers Instagram Followers and much more

  36. Wonderful beat ! I wish to apprentice at the same
    time as you amend your site, how could i subscribe for a blog web site?
    The account helped me a applicable deal. I had been a
    little bit familiar of this your broadcast offered shiny
    transparent idea

  37. My family every time say that I am killing my time here at net,
    except I know I am getting knowledge all the time by reading thes fastidious posts.

  38. Great information. Lucky me I recently found your site by chance (stumbleupon).
    I’ve bookmarked it for later!

  39. Thanks for one’s marvelous posting! I quite enjoyed reading it, you will
    be a great author.I will be sure to bookmark your blog and will often come back at some point.
    I want to encourage you to definitely continue your great job, have a nice day!

  40. Hey! I could have sworn I’ve been to this website before but
    after checking through some of the post I realized it’s new to me.
    Anyways, I’m definitely glad I found it and I’ll be
    book-marking and checking back frequently!

  41. I used to be able to find good information from your content.

  42. Now I am ready to do my breakfast, later than having my breakfast coming again to read further
    news.

  43. Really no matter if someone doesn’t know then its up to other viewers that they
    will assist, so here it takes place.

  44. Very great post. I just stumbled upon your weblog and wanted to say that I’ve really loved
    surfing around your weblog posts. After all I’ll be subscribing in your feed and I hope you write again very soon!

  45. Hi exceptional website! Does running a blog
    like this require a lot of work? I have virtually no expertise in programming but I was hoping to start my own blog soon. Anyhow, should you have any recommendations or
    techniques for new blog owners please share.
    I understand this is off topic but I simply had to ask.
    Thank you!

  46. Get Our Passive Income System – Step 1: Get our ready made niche websites, Step 2: Run our Premium Unlimited Traffic Step 3: Setup your Paypal account. Then just sit back and relax while you watch your paypal account receiving payments during the whole day 100 in auto pilot. More info: https://www.k3reviews.com/2020/08/16/monster-mode-700k/

  47. Get the best traffic softwares, best SEO tools, and marketing tools, that makes your advertising campaigns run on auto pilot. Best Traffic Software and Affiliate Marketing Pre-Made Websites. Visit Our Website: https://bitly.com/2EgbfPr

  48. I’m extremely pleased to find this website. I need to to thank you for ones time just for this wonderful read!!

    I definitely loved every little bit of it and i also have you saved to fav to check out new information in your website.

  49. ordering prescriptions from canada legally pharmacy discount online drugstore pharmacy

  50. canada pharmacy gastro health canadian prescription drugstore

  51. tadalafil highest rated canadian pharmacies no 1 canadian pharcharmy online

  52. canada pharmacies prescription drugs buy viagra 100 mg online north west pharmacy canada

  53. what does viagra cost at walmart where can i get viagra in melbourne viagra new zealand without prescription

  54. canadian pharmacies-24h best online international pharmacies buy viagra pharmacy 100mg

  55. canada pharma limited llc canadian pharmacy kingcanadian viagra canada drugs

  56. viagra free sample 30 viagra pills viagra patent expiration

  57. Earn $1000/Day With Our Passive Income System – Best Autopilot income system 2021

  58. lowest price viagra without prescription generic viagra mastercard free viagra samples by mail

  59. overnight me viagra super viagra plus viagra no prescription

  60. canadian pharmacy review online pharmacy canada price pro pharmacy canada

  61. canadian pharmacies online viagra vs cialis forum canadian online pharmacy

  62. female cialis no prescription purchase cialis cialis with dapoxetine sale

  63. walgreens pharmacy online best canadian prescription prices international pharmacies that ship to the usa

  64. cialis professional canadian drugs online pharmacy cialis pharmacy online

  65. canadian online pharmacies compare rx prices legit online pharmacy

  66. canada drugs direct discount pharmacies cholesterol

  67. super active cialis with no prescription cheapest generic cialis australia generic cialis fast shipping

  68. purchase viagra cialis paypal buying viagra pay for viagra with paypal

  69. payday loan store columbus ms approved cash advance kentwood mi credit card cash advance interest calculator india

  70. payday loans australia interest rates payday loans legislation canada tyler perry payday loans

  71. same day payday loans durban payday loan debt assurance money magazine home loan awards 2014

  72. cialis and exercise differenza tra il viagra e il cialis cialis sur ordonnance

  73. what is better viagra or cialis or levitra?? viagra purchased with mastercard viagra sildenafil

  74. payday loans no credit check no employment verification australia 911 payday loans cash advance vegas casino

  75. philadelphia payday loans payday loan food cash loans like wonga

  76. where can i get female viagra pills over the counter viagra substitute canadian viagra cost

  77. Top softwares and best SEO tools are now FREE TO DOWNLOAD. Best SEO software and Sales Funnel Tools to make your business much easier to grow. VISIT US: https://www.k3reviews.com/

  78. viagra, paypal viagra super force viagra (sildenafil)

  79. cialis de 10 o de 20 stent coronarico e cialis viagra cialis mixen

  80. cual es la mejor dosis de cialis cialis ЕЎalutinis poveikis cialis pharmacie maroc

  81. best prices cialis cialis online melbourne originial cialis

  82. payday advances in oakland ca rbi master circular on loans and advances payday loans in pearland texas

  83. first cash advance clarksville tn when do you pay a payday loan back payday loans las vegas nm

  84. payday loans in el cajon blvd cash advance harrison ohio mini cash loans

  85. cialis tadalafil comprar difference entre viagra and cialis cialis genuine uk

  86. sildenafil 1 pill pfizer viagra online viagra canada drugstore

  87. Hi there to all, how is the whole thing, I think every one is getting
    more from this website, and your views are nice in support of new viewers.

  88. viagra patent expiration is viagra over the counter buy cheap viagra on line

  89. canada viagra female viagra walmart how long viagra last

  90. is viagra government funded viagra headache which is better viagra or cialis

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.