Outdoor Living and Decor Ideas

Discover ways to transform an ordinary outdoor space into an open-air living room that adds value and comfort to your home year-round.

I have standing water in my dry creekbed that gets algae. How do I keep that from happening?

Thank you for your question, Kim. I'm not sure if there was any product underneath the rock of the dry creek bed.  If you used plastic or fabric, you may need to poke holes in it to help aerate so the water is able to go through.  Also, there may be frost still in the [...]

Kick off to Summer! Make your outdoor space great!

Memorial Day weekend is the kick-off to summer bar-b-ques and outdoor entertaining, making it the perfect time to think about your outdoor living space! Is your patio in need of a pick me up or your deck ready for a do over? How about the front porch…needing a little freshening up? Whether you are looking [...]

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Handcrafted Amish Furniture

There are so many choices for outdoor furniture.  How do you know which one is right for you? Have you thought about how...where...when...it was made? Earl May knows all of those answers when it comes to our Amish Furniture collection. It is handcrafted in Iowa and built to last. Our Amish furniture is available in [...]

Orioles: How to Attract

In the Midwest the Baltimore Orioles...the bird, not the baseball team...have seen a decline over the past few years.  Good news!  This year, according to reports, Orioles are on the rise.  And bird lovers everywhere are fluttering with excitement to see these beautiful creatures and hear their whistling song. You too can get in on [...]

4 Steps to Attract Wild Birds

Attracting wild birds to your yard can be an enjoyable past time. From cardinals to finches to blue jays and chickadees, these attractive birds are not only fun to watch, but their relaxing songs are great to listen to also. Follow these easy steps to ensure natures beauty return to your yard time and [...]