How to Stain Interior Logs in a Log Home
Staining the interior logs in a log home brings out the natural beauty of the wood while protecting the structure from moisture. This is one of those jobs that is an absolute “must” to preserve the logs and keep them…..
Sturdy Landscaping Plants for the Low-Maintenance Yard
Whether you’re landscaping the mountain cabin you see on alternate weekends or the lawn of the city home that you simply have time for on the odd fogless Saturday, your garden requires low-maintenance, drought- and heat-tolerant plants. Sturdy plants that…..
How to Grow Herbs in Planters
You can think of herbs as culinary exclamation points or as the earliest magical in this era of earth. Chinese herbals date from as early as 5000 B.C., and medieval monks preserved herbal lore by writing it out and hiding…..
The Best Type of Flooring for High Traffic
While lavish carpeting may provide the ultimate in comfort and warmth, it is not a practical choice for your kitchen or some other floor in a busy room on your property. For these flooring, you often have to break the…..
Can You Plant About a Mechanical Septic?
An improperly functioning septic system is just a nightmare, as they are expensive to repair, cause unpleasant odors and present health hazards. This is particularly true if you’ve got a mechanical septic system, which is determined by moving parts to…..
Nutrients for a Boston Fern
All plants require 16 distinct nutrients to survive. Boston fern (Nephrolepis exaltata “Bostoniensis”) is no exception, but it needs them in much smaller quantities than most plants. This tropical fern grows year outdoors in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness…..
Feng Shui Tips to Paint A Front Door Facing East
The ancient civilizations of China and modern Western practitioners relate water and wind — translated as “feng shui” — together with good health and good harvest. The art and science of feng shui can enhance the home’s living space by…..