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  • How to Grow Asparagus

    So, you want to grow some asparagus because you like the way it tastes. Who doesn’t? Unfortunately, this vegetable is not as easy to grow as it looks. Fortunately, if you persevere, you will have a delicious perennial vegetable gracing your garden year after year. What a reward! Not to mention that edibles from your own yard taste much better than anything you could buy from the store. In this article, we will walk you through how to grow asparagus from crowns. You will be much more confident by the time you’re through. Easiest Varieties of Asparagus If you are new to growing this delectable delight, you probably want to try the most simple to grow types. The following is a list of popular choices by other aspiring asparagus gardener: Purple Passion Brock Imperial Princeville Jerse... (More)
  • 10 Vegetables that Need to be Grown in a Greenhouse

    If you have a greenhouse, there is no need to let it go to waste in the summertime. Yes, it does get extremely hot. However, there are plants that thrive off of high heat and humidity. Greenhouse owners everywhere need to take heed and utilize the sub-tropic environment! The 10 Vegetables that Need to be Grown in a Greenhouse #1. Tomatoes One of the best vegetables to grow in your greenhouse is the tomato. In fact, you can have ripe tomatoes in as little as 100 days! They need sun, so be sure to keep the crop in a full sun area. Additionally, keep plants a good 24 inches apart for ample room to produce blooms! If you want to sell or give away your tomatoes as gifts, there are certain varieties at the top of their market. Some of those are cherry, beefsteak, grape, and tomatoes on the vine... (More)
  • How to Protect Your Log Cabin and Garden from Ants

    In this article, we are tackling the difficult question of how to protect your log cabin and garden from ants. Anyone that has ever gardened or owned a log home knows how pesky these particular insects can be. Even worse, the carpenter variety eats wood! If you have neglected taking care of insects in the past, now is your opportunity. It is always best to nip any action in the bud before it becomes an infestation. This goes double for untreated logs on your home. Just give yourself a weekend, and you can have an ant-free summer! How to Protect Your Garden Not all ants are bad. In fact, some can work well within the ecosystem of your garden to do good. Unfortunately, they begin to do harm when they begin eating your plants and their fruits. Fortunately, there are quite a few ways to get r... (More)
  • How to Protect the Yard from Weeds

    The battle with weed happens every summer. It’s inevitable. At some point, you will have to stop ignoring the unsightly plants growing in sidewalk cracks and begin destroying them. Even if you had little luck in the past, there is no time like the present to take control back! #1. Stick to a Schedule The most difficult part of protecting your yard is sticking to a schedule. Weeds don’t take a day off, but you can if you stay dedicated to your plan. If you have a larger yard, it can be helpful to section off areas into different days. If you are in your first year, you may be tempted to underestimate the power of weeds. When making your schedule stay realistic. Stick with mowing your lawn if you don’t think you can keep pesky plants out. Be honest with yourself or your garden will be... (More)
  • How to Take Care of Garden Plants in the Summer

    Each passing season affects your garden in different ways. Summer is no different! This time of the year can be an especially difficult time for your garden plants. The heat and humidity, longer daylight, and decreased rainfall are all potentially harmful effects of summer. If you are new to gardening or want to develop a green thumb, stay tuned! In this article, we will give some tips and tricks to help you figure out how to best take care of your garden in the summer. #1. Add Mulch Hopefully this isn’t your garden’s first layer of mulch this year. However, if it is, don’t worry too much. You have the opportunity to redeem yourself! Mulch is important to replenish. Ideally, you want to have a 2-inch cover at all times. Including potted plants! Mulch serves the vital purpose of fend... (More)
  • 10 Summer Activities in your Garden

    Summer is officially upon us. This is the time of the year when temperature, humidity, and fun are all on the rise! We admit, it can be nice to get away from home for your summer activities. However, it is equally nice to be able to stay home and have fun in your own backyard. Summer activities in your garden can mean different things to different people. Some prefer to relax, while others are more interested in pursuing physical activities. Not to worry! No matter what you love to do this time of year, you can find something to love on the list below! The 10 Best Garden Activities for Summer Fun #1. Croquet No longer is croquet a game for the wealthy! In fact, croquet is a fun backyard activity the whole family can get behind. Even kids love to play! If you have never tried yourself, it ... (More)
  • How to Install a Small Kitchen in a Log Cabin

    Do you own a somewhat primitive log cabin, and you would like to install a small kitchen? Are you interested in adding a tiny kitchen in an already wired log cabin? If either of these situations applies to you, you have come to the right place! The countertops, cabinets, appliances, and lights are all important. So are some of the more nitty gritty details most people don’t take into account. Even if you have no idea about how to install a small kitchen in your log cabin, don’t worry. We will walk you through the basic steps, and include some pro tips along the way. Your New Log Cabin Kitchen There are a few different items that make up a kitchen. The following are the ways in which we recommend doing the install on the most crucial. Cabinets Cabinets are an integral part of a kitchen... (More)
  • 8 Garden Tools Every Gardener Needs in their Wooden Garage

    Are you new to gardening, and aren’t sure which tools you need? Have you just purged your old tools during spring cleaning and want a new set? No matter what your situation, we understand your need to buy the most useful tools. Now is the best time of the year to go out and stock your wooden garage full of the implements you need to make your outdoor space a success. If you are curious about the garden tools every gardener needs in their wooden garage, stay tuned! The Top 8 Gardening Tools to Store in Your Wooden Garage #1. Gloves Any experienced gardener will tell you one of the most important gardening tools is a good pair of gloves. Many novices think they don’t need to protect their hands, but they quickly find they were wrong. Good gloves are key to enjoying your time outdoors! W... (More)
  • 6 Tips on How to Decorate Your Wooden Carport

    Sometimes we get tired of things the way they are. If you are ready for a change in your wooden carport, you have come to the right place! There are so many possible themes that it can be difficult to choose just one. In this article, we are going to give you 6 tips on how to decorate your wooden carport. Clean the Floor The first thing to tackle in all of these themes is the floor. Even if you don’t use it as the official bottom of your room, there is no reason it can’t be clean. Seriously. Clean it as best as you can with the tools you have. If you want the cleanest possible floor, rent a power washer or hire a professional. 6 Wooden Carport Themes Tip #1. Nature away from Nature If you live in a city, suburb, or other crowded area, you may not get all of the time in the great outdo... (More)
  • How to Plant Trees Near Your Log Cabin

    How do I plant trees near my log cabin? It is a question that has a somewhat obvious answer to most people. They would advise you to simply dig up the right amount of dirt and plop down the tree. While that covers the basics, there is a lot more than meets the eye. In order to successfully install this kind of landscaping, there are two things every gardener should know: where to plant a tree and what kind of tree to plant. That doesn’t even include the special considerations that takes into account! If it sounds complicated, don’t sweat it. In this article, you will learn how to plant trees near your log cabin. Location, Location, Location The very first thing to take into account is your tree’s future location. Turns out, you shouldn’t just choose a spot and start digging. In fa... (More)

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