Monthly Archives: February 2019

  • How To Decorate Your Garden With Stones

    People are always seeking ways to decorate their gardens from having beautiful trees lining the compound, to installing wooden sheds all the way to manicured lawns. With all these things in place, you may wonder what else you can do to make your garden stand out and lucky for you; there is a simple solution in the form of stones. From pebbles to large rocks, there is a lot that you can do with stones when it comes to bringing out the beauty of your home. You can use the stones as a border or as a means to cover the soil in areas where the grass does not cover. One great use of stones is the creation of cover around your wooden shed. In this way, the stones will have a lasting visual impression that would otherwise not to be existent were the ground to be bare. Not only will it have a deco... (More)
  • Builder Eric: Water Ingress and Log Cabin Treatment

    Water ingress is the entry of water to the inside of your building. This is a highly undesirable thing to happen as it can irreparably damage your space and cost a lot of money to repair or replace. It is easy to say that there can be different reasons for water ingress. However, the most likely with a wooden building is that either a poor-quality treatment has been used, or there has been no treatment at all. If a treatment has been used, perhaps this has been done in a slapdash way or water based treatment was used. The corners and end grains of timbers are particularly important to treat. If untreated, then water can move throughout the timber with its natural capillary action. As this follows the course of logs across the building, we see water ingress where parts have not been treate... (More)
  • How To Grow Beetroots

    Beets, beta vulgaris, beetroots, we have lots of names to describe this plant which we have all grown to love, either for its sweetness or immense nutritional benefits. It boasts of antioxidant properties and currently ranks as one of the best vegetables to grow in home gardens. The great thing about it is that you do not need much space to do so and you could plant beets inside your garden shed where you lack adequate room for them. Also, you can plant the beets outside the wooden shed, and this will not bar the garden room from getting sufficient sunlight. If you wish to plant beets, the steps are quite simple. It starts by selection of seeds, planting and caring for them before harvesting the beets and storing them. Let’s get started on this: Planting When it comes to many vegetables... (More)
  • How To Plant Shrubs

    People plant garden shrubs for many reasons. Whether you are considering these plants for beauty or more practical purposes, there is no denying that they are a welcome addition to your yard. They are also sure to make your wooden shed stand out as you cover up unsightly features in your compound. Additionally, they will provide you with privacy as you go about your activities both indoors and outdoors. Planting a shrub is quite easy, and once it takes, it will grow into a sturdy plant that will serve you for decades on end. The method used depends on whether you use bare roots or a burlap rootball. Also, if you plan on replanting the shrub, you will find that there will be some variations to the planting. However, even with all these variations in play, planting a shrub is quite an easy ... (More)
  • How To Grow Carrots

    Carrots come in handy when making meals. Be it a salad or a smoothie; these vegetables always come in handy in bringing out the flavors. They also come packed with a load of nutrients and are thus popularly used across the globe. The great thing about them is that they are easy to grow and can thrive in almost all climates. You can choose to cultivate them in a pot, a planter box, wooden shed or your garden where you have adequate space. All you need to do is to ensure that the soil is ready before planting the carrots. With the following steps below underway, you can rest assured that you will harvest fresh carrots in about two to three months. Here is what you need to do: Variety Selection There are six main carrot varieties, and they feature different root sizes. Additionally, they do ... (More)

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