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Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Pennies may prevent algae build-up in birdbaths
Photo from Dirt Du Jour
My good friend, garden writer Cindy McNatt, suggested this trick to prevent algae build-up in birdbaths: Place a few pennies in it. Apparently, you need pre-1982 pennies, because later years have very little copper. The pennies are supposed to prevent algae not get rid of it, so start with a sparkling clean birdbath first.