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  • How to Grow Artichokes

    Did you know that artichokes are thistles? This discovery comes as a surprise to many people. However, that is not to say that they are not tasty. These plants do best in mild climates such as those present in the Mediterranean, and they have a hard time surviving in cold weather. Thus, you will find that in some places growth takes place annually while in others, their growth is perennial. The good thing about having a wooden shed is that you can regulate the temperatures to make the conditions suitable for the healthy growth of artichokes. The one thing that farmers have to do, regardless of the climate, is frequent fertilization of these plants as they require many nutrients to thrive. They also require lots of water during germination and aftercare. What else do you need to grow these... (More)
  • Builder Eric's: Mold And Condensation Problems With Log Cabins

    So What About Mold? If there is one thing to tell you about mold, it is that it loves moisture. Exposure to natural elements can cause moisture problems that can in turn lead to mold. If moisture is present due to a leak or it seeps into a surface like wood, mold can grow easily. Mold can therefore become present in log cabins for this reason. So What About Condensation? Log cabins are created from a natural product, in the wood and timbers used. Depending on the treatment that has been used on the wood, these timbers can naturally increase and decrease in size throughout the seasons. This is also dependent on the climate; as the climate around it changes, the moisture in the cabin changes. Think about when you are at home on a cold day. The outside is cold, but you have built up the warm... (More)
  • How To Take Care Of Garden Trees

    Trees are essential additions to your living space. Not only do garden trees beautify your compound but they serve many other purposes in relation to your wooden shed. They break the speed of the wind, thus ensuring that foreign objects do not bang into your wooden shed, thus reducing the chances of damage. They also protect the wooden shed from getting too much exposure to UV rays, which are known to cause cellular damage. Having them around is therefore a sure way of protecting yourself from having to incur costs related to repair and maintenance over the lifetime of your shed. If you want to know how to take care of garden trees so that they can provide their services for decades on end, read on: Watering When you plant a tree, it is vital that you take good care of it in the first yea... (More)
  • Home Garden: Things Everyone Needs to Know

    Tending a home garden is an enjoyable pastime enjoyed by many around the world. It provides a sense of autonomy, as well as delicious fruits, veggies, and herbs! Do you want to start your own garden at home? Here is our list of things everyone needs to know. 11 Tips for Your Very Own Home Garden   Tip #1: Know Your Plant’s Personality What does your plant need? Before doing anything, it’s important to research the conditions under which your favourite vegetable grows! Just as important, make sure you can meet these conditions! If you don’t, you will most likely end up with disappointing results. Tip #2: Sunlight is Necessary The key is knowing how much sun your plants need, and how much you can give. This usually depends on the time of year, position of your home, and placement... (More)
  • The Assembling of Shelves, Furniture, Equipments To Log Cabin Walls - The Do's & Don'ts

    When it comes to the log cabin designs, there will be a slight change in the height of the individual wall logs, based on how much moisture has developed in the wood. Due to this change in height, this shrinkage could potentially be approximately +/- 20mm.  We accept this as natural in nature. As a result of such changes, it is therefore important that great care is taken when furniture and equipment are attached to the wall. There is a risk of damage to the equipment and large gaps that could develop in the walls, should these guidelines be ignored. We cannot stress the importance of following the correct methods that allow for a satisfactory installation. See below: - A choice of using wall brackets as fittings is suitable, provided that the brackets only cross one or two logs. - Shoul... (More)
  • Customer James's residential cabin

    The golden goal is pleasing your client, but to get a client that is ecstatic with the product is fabulous. Cabins can make a huge different to people’s spaces and the way this allows them to enjoy their life, but choosing the right one is essential. James came to us with a few ideas about what he wanted from his cabin; he wanted to use it year-round and have two storeys. These were concerning him as he wasn’t sure that a wooden building could be used other than for a few months in the summer and he was worried about planning permission. These fears almost put him off completely. However, we were able to put his fears to rest pretty quickly. As with many of our two storey cabins, they comply with all required building regulations already. This meant that James could have a great choice... (More)
  • How To Grow Fennel

    If you want to make your meals stand out more to impress your loved ones with your cooking skills, fennel is the way to go. Not only does it boast of an inviting aroma, it also adds flavours to your favourite dishes, making them delicious. It also has vitamin C and comes in handy in treating digestive problems. What’s more, its delicate leaves are a sure way to make your garden aesthetically pleasing. If you want to know more about growing fennel, here are the stages that you should follow. The great thing about it is that you can plant it in your wooden shed if you want to regulate the conditions or if you lack adequate space in your outdoors. Variety Selection The best place to start when it comes to planting fennel is deciding which variety is best for you. People do this in three wa... (More)
  • Trees Near A Log Cabin - The Things You Need To Know

    A log cabin adds natural beauty to your outdoors and trees help you enhance this aesthetic. Knowing what trees are ideal for planting near a log cabin and where to place them affects how well the trees blend in with your home. If well done, not only will the result be a breathtaking landscape, you will also add value to your cabin. Additionally, trees provide shade for those days when the temperatures get uncomfortably high. They also offer privacy, allowing you to enjoy your outdoors without fear that someone could be watching you. Furthermore, they serve to break the speed of the wind, thus minimizing the adverse effects of strong winds on log cabins. Birds too will flock to your outdoors in numbers, and if you enjoy bird-watching, you can do so from the comfort of your own home. How be... (More)
  • How To Decorate A Residential Cabin With Flowers

    Installing a residential cabin is a great way to be at one with nature as you take in the raw beauty that surrounds you. From the birds chirping in the trees to the expansive grounds sprawling around you, all the way to the clean air that envelops you, there is a lot to love about these settings. Over time, people have embraced decorating these spaces to make them more impressive, and this comes with many advantages. Not only does the cabin become more aesthetically pleasing, you also get to enjoy beauty and nature indoors. And the great thing about flowers is that they do not interrupt the natural beauty that is in play as they work to add to it. Flowers infuse your space with colour, and you can experiment with them to match your chosen style as you enjoy their natural scents. Here is h... (More)
  • Beetroot Juice Benefits

    If you are going to grow your own beetroot for juicing, there are a few key things you need to know. Once you have your own delicious produce, we offer some simple instructions to follow to get the most nutrition out of your beets. Planting Beets Choose Your Season There are two different times of the year when people sow their beetroot: spring and autumn. The autumn crop will stay in the ground during the winter and sprout in the spring. The spring crop will grow later in the season. Seeds vs. Seedlings Both seeds and seedlings are available at your local garden center, nursery, and online. Beetroot seeds are very easy to take care of, so we recommend you save some money and buy a packet. However, if you have missed the early portion of the growing season then seedlings will be your bes... (More)

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