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Re: birdbath

I do the bleach the bleach soak on the big bath at the kitchen sink every 3
or 4 weeks - more often if necessary.  A 20 minute soak is usually
sufficient.  I keep a brush handy outside to scrub away the algae every few
days and change the water.

I'll try it on this blue birdbath to see if it clears up the problem.
Thanks Dan.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Daniel Roman" <djroman@worldnet.att.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, July 14, 2003 7:05 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] birdbath

> Kitty,
> I would do the bleach soak but I don't know how you can do it without
> getting any on the nearby plants. Perhaps you can sponge the bleach
> around the inside. The amount of bleach in the rinse shouldn't hurt the
> plants if you do a good rinse and also rinse off the nearby plants.
>  I do it to my bird bath every few weeks as the algae and crud build up. I
> use a 1 or 2 bleach to 10 water mix and let it soak for a couple hours
> I just rinse it out onto the lawn. It never seems to bother the lawn but I
> do rinse it a few times and the lawn gets the rinse water too. It is
> important to cover the bird bath during the bleach soak so birds don't try
> to drink or bathe.
> Dan
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