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Cleaning gutters, blocking weeds and hiding unsightly trashcans or stumps won't be a chore with maintenance-free outdoor solutions from Plow & Hearth. We carry a wide selection of maintenance-free items designed to take the work out of your outdoor enjoyment. From maintenance-free outdoor furniture that never needs painting or refinishing to durable and sturdy maintenance-free outdoor benches and planters that stay great-looking year after year, you’ll find what you need to revel in your outdoor spaces without worrying about upkeep.
Small Mock Rock

Small Mock Rock

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Planter With Trellis And Self-Watering Reservoir

Planter With Trellis And Self-Watering Reservoir

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$129.95
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USA-Made Medium Mock Rock®

USA-Made Medium Mock Rock®

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5703
$114.95
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24" dia. x 37"H Poly-Wood™ Counter Height Table

Poly-Wood™ Counter Height Table

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$249.95
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5' Poly-Wood Vineyard Outdoor Bench

Made in America Poly-Wood™ Outdoor Vineyard Benches

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59" x 26-1/2" x 31-1/2"H  German-Made, Weatherproof Resin Garden Bench

59" x 26-1/2" x 31-1/2"H German-Made, Weatherproof Resin Garden Bench

4.400000|33
33686
$259.95
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German-Made, Weatherproof Resin Garden Bench

German-Made, Weatherproof Resin Garden Bench

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$199.95
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Prospect Hill Outdoor Resin Wicker Chaise Lounge

Prospect Hill Outdoor Resin Wicker Furniture Seating Collection

4.500000|20
35509
$89.95 - $399.95
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Prospect Hill Outdoor Resin Wicker Furniture Seating Set - Chair, Settee And Coffee Table

Prospect Hill Outdoor Resin Wicker Furniture Seating Collection

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35522
$39.95 - $599.95
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Round Mock Rock

Round Mock Rock

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$149.95
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USA-Made Flat Mock Rock®

USA-Made Flat Mock Rock®

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52212
$99.95
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USA-Made Large Mock Rock®

USA-Made Large Mock Rock®

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5802
$119.95
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The Olla: A Brief History

Olla (Spanish, pronounced “oh-ya”) jars have been around since ancient times. Made of unglazed ceramic, ollas traditionally have short, narrow necks with wider bodies, and are made in a variety of shapes. They have been used for thousands of years for cooking, storage, and plant irrigation.


When used to irrigate plants, an olla is buried neck-deep in the ground near a plant’s roots, with the opening of the olla extended above the soil so that it can be filled with water periodically. The porous walls of the unglazed pottery allow the water to seep through gradually, constantly and consistently hydrating the plants without overwatering them – and without wasting precious water to evaporation or runoff.


The use of ollas for irrigation was introduced to the American Southwest by Spanish conquistadors during Colonial times, becoming very common among Native American tribes and Hispanic settlers. Though the technique gave way to more modern methods of irrigation some time ago, its superior efficiency, coupled with its simplicity, has caused it to make a comeback. Though the technique has changed little since its introduction, today’s ollas are usually capped off, making them even more water-efficient.


Perfect for home gardens, Ollas are a super-easy, eco-friendly, less time-consuming way to water annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables and plants of all kinds in dry, sandy soil, very hot or drought-prone areas, raised beds, and even pots, planters and hanging baskets. Fill the olla before you leave on a short vacation to enjoy worry-free watering – and a smaller water bill!

How it Works:


Water is pulled directly through the terra-cotta!


Read more about Ollas on our blog.

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