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  • How To Protect A Wooden House From Thieves

    According to statistics, at least two million burglaries take place in the United Kingdom each year. With an average of two thousand dollars lost in each occurrence, it is evident that this is a huge problem. And theft does not only take place in the UK but rather, it is extremely widespread. Nobody is safe, be it conventional homes or residential log cabins. You may feel that you are safe as you live in a relatively safe neighborhood but there is no such thing as safe as you could be the one that gets hit each year out of the possible thousands. So instead of hoping that you will not be a target, here are some measures you can take to protect yourself against thieves. Don’t Be the Target This step may feel ambiguous. After all, how can you avoid theft when everybody is a target? Well, ... (More)
  • How To Grow Flowers Garden In A Small Space

    Space is getting harder to come by as land prices soar. As such, people have had to become creative in the way they use what is available to them. Wooden sheds are one way in which you can curb this shortage. They not only enhance the look of your outdoors, they also provide you with extra space. And when you wish to garden, you can use these spaces for this purpose. Here, you can regulate the conditions in which your flowers grow, ensuring that they thrive. Plus, you can use the exterior of the sheds to garden, thus enhancing the look of your outdoors. No matter what you are working with, there is a way to make the most out of it. Here are some great ideas in this regard: Take Stock It is always best to start with a good idea as to what you have working in your favor. Suppose you plan on... (More)
  • Aloe Vera Plant Care – How to Grow an Aloe Plant

    Aloe Vera has healing properties, and owing to this it has become very popular. Plus, it looks good and is sure to enhance the beauty of your home. It also helps that growing this plant is easy. As long as you cater to its water and sunlight needs, you can expect a healthy plant. These plants do best in hot climates and having them in wooden sheds enables you to mimic such conditions. Where you live in a warm area, you can have the plants in the outdoors. With most succulents, you find that propagation takes place by way of leaf cuttings. But with aloe, this is not the case. Instead, you need young clone plants from an adult plant for the propagation. How you handle the young plants will determine how successful the planting process will be. Let’s get started on this rewarding journey. ... (More)
  • The Best Tropical Plants You Can Grow Indoors

    Over time, there has been a reduction in the space available to people. This change has seen people move their plants to the indoors in a bid to keep up with the emerging trends. In so doing, they can regulate the conditions in which the plants grow. Plus, they enhance the look of their homes and purify the air. Log houses are some of the places where people have laid emphasis on indoor planting. There is something about the beauty of wood merging with that of plants. It creates a perfect setting which is at one with nature. To get the most out of indoor planting, you need to get unique plants that will up the aesthetic feel of your home. Also, you should consider the ease of growing said plants and whether you are up to the task. If growing plants indoors is something you would like to do... (More)
  • Designing a Sunroom - With Style

    Sunrooms are radiant spaces in which you can relax. As they are, they are adequate, but adding something extra can turn your space that is okay into something worth a second look. You can do so by having furniture in the room or changing the color. Anything that you do should aim at making your space look better and be more comfortable. Plus, you could extend the uses of this space to get more out of it. Let us look at how you can improve sunrooms in log houses: New Furniture Chairs Sunrooms are ideal places to relax, catch one’s breath, and have chats with your loved ones. As such, they should have furniture designed to accommodate such an environment. When getting chairs, get those in which you can sit for long hours without tiring. The placement of the chairs is also essential. Supp... (More)
  • What is a Forest Garden? Learn about Edible Forest Garden Plants

    Forest gardening is not a new concept as it has been around for thousands of years. This form of gardening revolves around planting gardens such that they look like forests. These gardens exude the structures of forests, thus their name. Whereas in a new garden you would have neat rows of similar species, forest gardening calls for diversity. The plants work to nourish each other by feeding on varying nutrients. They are not in neat rows and this enables you to make the most out of your space. If you want a beautiful backdrop for garden sheds, this is an excellent way to go about it. It is important to note that this type of gardening leaves the soil bare. As such, the preservation of soil carbon is possible. What’s more, it is easier for underground crops to thrive in this way. As such... (More)
  • 10 of the Best Types of Cactus You Can Grow at Home

    Many people are unable to manage houseplants. It could be that you forget about them and they wilt and die. Or maybe you are out of town on so many occasions that keeping up with a regular watering schedule is hard. It could also be that the conditions in your home are unfavorable. For these reasons and more, some people give up on having plants in the house. They thus focus their efforts on outdoor plants, and while this may work, there is another way around this. You can grow cacti. With these plants it does not matter whether you have them in or around wooden houses. Either way, they will thrive, thanks to their hardiness. These plants do well in average room temperatures and will not die when exposed to dry air. All they need is access to sunlight for at least three hours a day. With ... (More)
  • 13 Best Bathroom Plants That Will Thrive in High Humidity

    People have plants in their log houses for different reasons. For some, it is all about keeping the air clean. For others, their interest lies in having beautiful arrangements to add to the aesthetics of their homes. Whether you want to eliminate toxins in your home or add to the liveliness of the space, there is no denying that plants are a welcome feature. Did you know that having plants in your bathroom is a great way to enhance the air quality in this space? And the good news is that there are plants that can survive these humid conditions with ease. Regardless of the conditions of your bathroom, you can have plants adorning the space. And yes, this also works where the room is dark and devoid of windows. Plus, even where you are bad at maintaining plants, some of these species are ha... (More)
  • Bathroom Wallpaper Ideas That Will Inspire You to be Bold

    You spend a lot of time in the bathroom. On average, you will spend an hour in the bathroom each day, which amounts to about thirty hours each month. And that is for the people who dash in, take a quick shower and leave. This time increases for people who spend time checking their makeup, dancing in front of the mirror and other such things. It is thus evident that bathrooms are essentials spaces in wooden houses. For this reason, you should make some changes to their designs to make them more appealing. There are many ways in which you can achieve a new look for these spaces, one of which is the use of wallpapers. Over time, these attractions have proven to be gems when it comes to decorating bathrooms. For one, they add color to the spaces, livening them up. Secondly, they add to the ae... (More)
  • How to Plant a Rose Bush?

    Wooden houses are attractive on their own. However, you could add a twist to this beauty by having rose bushes in your yard. These traditional and aesthetically appealing flowers are quite the eye-catchers. And what’s more, they leave the outdoors smelling great. A beginner may wonder if these are the flowers for them owing to care practices. While many people may shy away from rose bushes due to high maintenance needs, there is a way around this. It comes down to adequate preparation before planting the bushes. If you ensure that they have sufficient sun and are in well-draining soil, the rest will come easy. So how can you be successful in planting rose bushes? Read on for tips on this: Preparation Much of the landscaping business involves preparation. It is only through this that you... (More)

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