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It’s the season for gifting! If you have a homeowner or gardener in your life that takes pride in their home and yard we have a few gift suggestions this season.
A gift for the home is personal. What we put in our homes and gardens is a reflection of our style and taste and also the home we want to make. But giving a gift for the home doesn’t have to be difficult to be perfect.
Small items can make a house feel like a home. From lanterns to planters to birdhouses and feeders finding a quality gift for the home is easy if you look in the right place.
A great gift item during the holidays is a lantern.
Choose from dozens of styles that range from classic to nautical to contemporary.
All you have to know is what style your friend or family would more appreciate and in what way they would be mounting it. If they are likely to put it by a walkway or driveway you will want to go with the post mount lantern. If they would prefer to add some light to the doorway go for a side-mount lamp.
You can also go the extra step and purchase the post in which the new lantern will be mounted if you have an idea on the recipient’s specific needs.
A bird house is a charming gift that can bring joy through
the spring, summer and autumn. All of our birdhouses are constructed either in natural white cedar or the long lasting wood alternative AZEK. The AZEK structures will fit in beautiful with nature without rotting or splitting like natural wood does over time or during weather events.
The Lazy Hill collection of houses and feeders is one of our most popular and features dozens of handsome homes for the birds.
If you own or live in a home then you are always in
need of a mailbox. A great gift for the holidays or a housewarming is a brand new mailbox.
A mailbox is something you see each and every day so you might as well enjoy it. Choose from one of our beautiful sturdy boxes in a variety of colors.
Each mailbox is ready to adhere to a post so you can get to using it right away.
If you are developing a retirement community or senior center you have to keep in mind the kinds of activities the facility will be able to accommodate. One of the best activities for seniors is also one of the most inexpensive – birdwatching.
Birdwatching is a great solo or group activity that encourages seniors to spend time outdoors.
Though you can travel the world and walk miles birdwatching it’s also an activity that can be done in a smaller space or garden. Watching the birds that come and go in your own backyard is a great way to truly appreciate the place where you live and the season around you.
Localized birdwatching can boost seniors mental alertness and get them using all of their senses as they watch and wait. It also helps develop patience and relaxation as you watch and wait to see what comes by for some seed.
Put a few closer to the buildings and keep a few inside a garden or more wooded area to create different outdoor recreation areas.
Birdhouses and feeders also add some charm to an outdoor area and make it feel a little more like home, something that is a goal when creating a living or recreation space for seniors.
Finding the perfect gift every year can be stressful. But what better way to celebrate your friend or family member who loves the outdoors than a piece they can appreciate for years and years to come.
A great gift this holiday season is a Walpole bird house or feeder, a piece that your friends and family can enjoy all spring and summer long! Walpole bird houses and feeders come in a variety of shapes and sizes for all types of homes. We offer simple classic hanging houses and feeders to more ornate post houses and feeders depending on your taste and the look of your outdoor space.
Birds will come flocking to Walpole Outdoors products strategically placed around your yard. Our more classic birdhouses are crafted in low maintenance AZEK cellular PVC, pre-finished white and have decorative finials. Bird feeders are crafted from clear polycarbonate and steel hardware to ensure long life. Ceramic birdbaths bring a daily splash of pleasure until your visitors fly south. And, with a handcrafted AZEK cellular PVC or cedar post, you can locate your birdhouse or feeder anywhere you choose. Houses and posts are sold separately.
Place your house or feeder within sight of a window so you can watch the beautiful birds enjoy their new outdoor space! Here are a few suggestions…
A smartly crafted house with a great deal of room inside. At home in a yard where birds are always welcome. Painted white with color accents to match your choice of faux copper or verde finished metal roof.
Small, 11 3/4″H, 8″sq. Medium, 16.”H, 10 1/2″sq. Large, 22 1/4″H, 13 1/2″sq.
Yes it is possible to enhance the charm of a classic Walpole fence. Simply add a delightful bird house, designed to fit snugly and invitingly on a 5½” sq. post. Equally appealing, of course, on a Lattice Obelisk. Painted white. Metal roof in copper or verde finish. 17½”H, 9″ sq. base.
Birds love to eat from it but squirrels can’t. When a squirrel steps on the perch, a connection is made with a motor that makes the perch spin and the squirrel is flipped off. Unit comes equipped with rechargeable nicad battery and a recharger. 4 qt. capacity. 21″ H
We may be headed toward winter but there is still time to enjoy the birds!
A Lazy Hill bird house or feeder is a wonderful addition to any yard in pretty much any season. These high quality structures are stylish and durable creating a place for birds of all kinds to find food and shelter. And with a variety of styles there is a house or feeder to suit any home’s decor.
With the holiday season right around the corner Lazy Hill bird houses and feeders also make great gifts!
Lazy Hill bird houses truly bring the charm.
Crafted in Maine from the wood alternative AZEK each house is unique, low-maintenance and beautiful.
One of our more popular birdhouses is the Lazy Hill Large Shingled Birdhouse that features a shingled roof, decorative finials and eight compartments for a family of birds.
Each house is pre-finished white and ready to be mounted on a post, railing or on your fence.
Our selection of bird feeders is just as wonderful.
Choose from large to small, shingled and rustic to sleek with copper or verde roofs. Each feeder has ample room for multiple birds to feed at once whether from a tube or from loose seed.
A popular selection is the lovely Lazy Hill Small Tube Bird Feeder. This smaller feeder features a 4-inch acrylic tube for dry seed with a stamped copper shingled roof and an AZEK body.
If you live in the Northeast, like we do, you have probably noticed that our nights are now dipping below freezing on the thermometer. We are rapidly approaching the winter months and dozens of cold nights and days.
One of the biggest expenses for any homeowner during the winter is heating your home. With a winter that can last from November through March that can get really expensive. Instead of throwing your money out of the window take a few steps to make your home more energy efficient so you can put your money to better use!
Sealing and insulation: The best way to save energy is to insulate your home properly. There are a myriad of materials you can use for insulation (depending on your home, your needs) but having an insulated attic can make a huge difference on your heating bill. Another step you should not forget is sealing around windows, doors, and outlets and switches in your home. Even a tiny gap between the door and doorway can cost you, letting heated air out and cold air in.
Programmable thermostat: Keep the temperature in your home regulated with a programmable thermostat. There is no sense in keeping your home at a balmy temperature if you are going to be out all day. A programmable thermostat will allow you to program the temperature of your home so that heat isn’t being used and wasted while no one is home.
Energy efficient doors and windows: One of the bigger steps you can take, and that you should take at some point, is the installation of energy efficient doors and windows in your home. Old doors and windows are almost as bad as holes in your walls in regards to heating efficiency. Old windows let heat out at an alarming rate making your home heating system work twice as hard and costing you a lot more money. Newer windows are built with thick glass that works to keep the heat inside and the cold outside, reducing drafts and saving you money.
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