Archive for March, 2016

Victorian Birdhouses

A Victorian Birdhouse is not only a welcoming place for the neighborhood birds but also a work of art in your backyard. They are a detailed version of many Victorian style homes that are in many neighborhoods and make a wonderful home for nesting birds.

Victorian birdhouses provide a stunning shelter for the local area birds. Victorian Birdhouses protect the birds  from the elements of weather giving them a place to retreat during inclement or hot weather. They provide a nesting area for moms and their young keeping them safe and secure. Having these wonderful flying creatures in your yard will create a serene atmosphere while you can view their flying antics around your yard.

Victorian Birdhouses can either be mounted on a post or in a tree. Wherever you mount it make sure that it is in a safe quiet location that protects the birds from cats and other wildlife. Many birdhouses also have a roof or overhang to protect them from rain and cats. It is important that birdhouses have ventilation and fresh air and an adequate size hole so that the birds can easily come and go without squeezing through the hole, typically 1/4 inch larger than the bird. Easy access by a hinged roof or removable back is equally important to keep the birdhouse clean.

 Home Bazaar Victorian Manor Birdhouse

There is nothing modest about this Avian Victorian Mansion. Topped with pine shingles and patterned from our best selling Manor Birdhouse (HB-2014), this style has intricate details including window box trim, miniature birdhouses and multiple roof lines. Comes with a removable back wall for easy cleaning.

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Large or small, for one or for all, there is a perfect size, shape and design of a beautifully decorated and functional Victoria Birdhouse that is the perfect addition to your outdoor decor.

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Squirrel Proof Bird Feeders

There’s something special about watching the neighborhood birds flying through your backyard. A great way to keep the birds coming back is by having a bird feeder as a welcoming gesture.  They will also be able to nest and rest safely with squirrel proof bird feeders to protect them.  Though we want to feed the birds, we also need to keep the squirrels, crows and other unwelcome guests from eating their food. Squirrel proof bird feeders are a great way to be able to feed the birds consistently and safely without any danger from other outdoor creatures or those creatures eating their food.

Some general guideline for squirrel proof bird feeders:
Make sure your squirrel proof feeders are covered to protect from rain, cats, raccoons, etc.
Place your feeder in a secluded area near shrubbery or trees but allow for an escape route from cats or other animals should the birds need one.
Squirrel proof feeders should be placed in a shady area and out of direct sun.
Perch space on the feeder should be big enough for bird to stand with some space to spare.

Adding a Squirrel Proof Bird House, either elaborate or simple, will be a welcome addition to keep birds fluttering to your home. There are so many options that you will not have any difficulty finding your style. You not only will be providing a welcome shelter from the elements, a nesting area and nutritious food but will transform an ordinary backyard into an wildflife refuge.

You can set up a Squirrel Feeder so they will have their own special place to eat and not steal the birds food.

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Squirrel Feeders

Squirrel Feeders are designed specifically for feeding squirrels.  They keep the squirrels busy eating their own food in their feeder so they will not be looking for the bird food you have put out for the birds. Many squirrel feeders are designed to be able to watch the squirrel eat the food in enclosed feeding stations with open viewing spaces. And they are a wonderful sight to be seen eating their nuts and squirreling them away for a winter’s day.

Squirrels can be playful litter critters, the squirrels in my yard run along my fence teasing my dogs as they chase them. As much fun as they are to watch, we strive to keep them out of the bird’s feeding areas. Giving the squirrels their own source of food will prevent them from getting into any bird feeders and they’ll leave the seed alone.  Many squirrel feeders are designed with tops that require the squirrel work for his food by learning to lift the top which they quickly learn to do.  Squirrel feeders are built to be sturdy, keep the finish like new  and to with stand the outdoor elements your squirrel feeders will last for many years of watching the little critters scurry up for their next meal.

Squirrel feeders ideally should be placed away from any bird feeders that you may have in your yard. They should be securely attached to any tree or post which any squirrel can scurry up. They should  put up in an area that can be protected from outdoor elements such as rain or hot sun so that the squirrels are protected while eating.

 

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Hanging Bird Baths

Hanging bird baths provide clean, fresh water whether to drink or bath in and will make your birds happy and healthy and they will keep coming back for more. A hanging birdbath brings the birds up close so you and your family can watch, listen and be entertained. Especially when it’s that time of season when the birds start migrating back from the south. Now is the time to start preparing your yard for their arrival.

What is the best type of bird bath?

This depends on what you are looking for. I like hanging bird baths for a number of reasons. They keep the bird bath up off the ground providing more safety for the birds and hanging your bird bath up in the trees keeps the birds in their natural environment while still being a sight to see.

Your bird bath can range from an elaborate copper, solar heated birdbath to a simple bowl. While the ranges of birdbaths are vast. A few simple things to keep in mind when purchasing or making a birdbath.

Keep it shallow about 3 inches
The bottom should be rough so the birds will not lose their footing
Have a source of fresh water
Be in a safe area away from cats and other animals.

There are two different types of hanging bird baths.
You can purchase a hanging bird bath with the chains and hook attached or purchase a holder and bath separately, either way, they are easy to hang on the nearest branch in the tree. No tree’s no worries, simply use a shepherd’s hook to hang your bird bath.

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Outdoor Tree Faces

Outdoor Tree Faces can create a wonderful backyard wonderland with these whimsical and fun “faces” and outdoor creatures that are looking and peeking back at you.

Decorating your outdoors is just as fun as decorating inside your home and there are many different decorating ideas that can help you create a wonderful backyard experience for you and your family.  Not only can you decorate your yard with gardens and flowers and shrubs but you can also decorate your trees with fun tree decorations that will have your guests taking a second look. Fun Squirrels and Monkeys peeking out from behind your back yard trees to Smiley Forest Face, these addition to your back or even front yard trees will keep your neighbors amused.

You can give a gnome a home with a wonderful doorway on your tree, one that even lights up at night to create an illuminated look to your yard and will keep your kids wondering about those little and fun creatures.

Many outdoor tree faces are made with a resin type material that is made to match the bark of the tree so they blend in to create a fun and natural look to any tree.  As well as the cute tree peeker’s that will make any child smile at the animals, creatures and gnomes peeking out from behind any tree in your backyard.  Give a gnome a home with decorated gnome door on your tree, after all every gnome needs a home.

Outdoor tree faces are extremely easy to install with a nail, hook and hammer.  They are specifically made to last season after season and will keep their shape, smiles and vibrant colors.

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Garden Gazing Balls

There is something magical about garden gazing balls in your garden or as a focal point anywhere in your yard. The way the light dances and darts off them mesmerizes the onlookersm, especially children. Gazing balls have been believed as a way to ward off evil spirits and become one with the universe for centuries.

Gazing Globes or Gazing Balls were mouth blown glass orbs and graced many in homes in the English countryside in the early 13th century. They have certainly come a long way since then. Now they are made in many different materials and finishes. However they are made, they still hold the same mesmerizing meaning and decorative characteristics.

Many believed, and still do, that Garden Gazing Balls hold many mystical powers and unite you and the universe as one. In some legends they were thought to ward off bad things like evil spirits, attackers, witches and event ghosts. Gazing Balls were placed by the front door and if a witch or ghost saw their reflection, they would be scared away by their own reflection. They were also called “Butler Balls”, the home’s servants could see the reflection of important guests arriving to see if they needed help.

Garden Gazing Balls now come in all different forms and looks, and colors. They can be mounted on various stands or platforms to fit in with outdoor decor. They can also be simply placed on a table or even on the ground. No matter what kind of gazing globe you choose for your garden or outdoor decor, it will certainly become a magical and colorful addition.

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Easter Magnetic Mailbox Covers

Easter Magnetic Mailbox Covers are simple and easy to use.  They also add in some much needed color to your otherwise plain black mailbox. They give you another area to decorate for the wonderful Easter and Spring season.  Which ever design you choose, it will brighten up your mailbox area with the season’s brightest colors and designs.

Magnetic Mailbox Cover are so easy to put on your mailbox and give so much for so little effort. We all like to have a little“curb appeal” and these covers will add some great color and design to your front yard.  You can create a coordinated Easter look on the front of your home with the matching accessories such as flags, doormats and yard signs.  Easter Magnetic Mailbox Covers and accessories are made with UV resistant durable materials.  So they are made to with stand harsh weather such as the hot sun, rain and wind.  They are made to last season after season and will look just new year after year.

To place on your mailbox, simple line up one end and “wrap” the magnetic around your mailbox. As easy as they are to put on, they are just as easy to take off.  Making it easy to change from an Easter Magnetic Mailbox Cover to the next season or occasion you would like to celebrate.  Storing them takes up no space at all and you’ll want a magnetic mailbox cover for every holiday and special occasion.

Don’t have a metal mailbox?  There is a perfect solution with the simple to use adapter kit that gives you the flexibility to decorate your mailbox for each season and holiday.

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Inflatable Hot Tubs

Inflatable Hot Tubs give you an array of options for your back yard.  What’s more fun and relaxing than a bubbling hot tub in your back yard with your friends.  Inflatable hot tubs are a wonderful way to enjoy a day with your family and friends.  With an inflatable hot tub you don’t need to go through the expensive process of having one installed.  They are also more cost effective than a traditional hot tub.

You can easily set it up on your deck or anywhere in your yard without have the hassle of having to redo your deck or make a “place” for your hot tub. All you need is a hose and extension cord and you are set to go.  They are so easy to set up and you will be relaxing in a warm, bubbly stream of water in no time.  They are also portable so the family and friends will be calling on you to bring your Inflatable Hot Tub to the next family event.  Inflatable hot tubs can be inflated any where you go and just as quick as it is to inflate, it is to deflate.  Once deflated they are easy to store as well.  Inflatable Hot Tubs do not have the maintenance costs as do traditional hot tubs so you’ll be saving time, money and effort.

 Coleman Lay-Z Spa Inflatable Hot Tub

Now you can pamper yourself in relaxing heated water surrounded by soothing bubble jets right in your own backyard.
Relax with these hot features: Lay-Z-Massage System, Rapid Heating System, Integrated Water Filtration. The outer walls of the inflatable pool are made from fabric coated material for a soft and comfortable feel with a cushioned floor. The hot tub cover has an aluminum foil coating to keep water extra warm. The convenient drain valve makes it easy to empty and store.

Garden Leaf Scoops

Leaf Scoops are one of “those” things that are a must have in your arsenal of gardening tools. They are a wonderful gadget that you can use year round.  They are awesome for picking up anything with out the fuss and muss.

Easily and quickly pick up not only leaves but any debris and mess that is in your back yard or garden.  You won’t be getting your hands dirty or cut when you use them.  The ergonomic design easily slips on your hands or held by handles so you can comfortably work picking up the leaves.  The large scoops allow you to pick up leaves, garbage, needles and twigs without getting cut or stung by sharp needles.  The pressure of holding of the scoops together keeps the mess in the closed area of the scoop so you can pick up more. They also make it so much easier to get those leaves and debris in your garbage pail or bag as well.  Scoop and drop, there you go.  They are also great for spreading mulch or compost around your garden. Leaf Scoops are a multi purpose tool that is a must have for every gardening chore.

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