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  • How to take care of peach tree

    The Chinese have cultivated peach trees for thousands of years and have passed down numerous tips to subsequent generations as to how to take care of peach tree. These trees boast of fresh aromas, beautiful flowers, attractive hues as well as tasty fruits and all these factors make them quite attractive to gardeners. However, dealing with these trees is not always a peachy experience as they do have some downsides. For one, they are very vulnerable to pests and diseases, and you have to be on the lookout for any sources of attack. Something small could quickly put an end to your source of fruits. Also, they do not live long. Given that you have to wait about two to three years to harvest their fruits, it is a downer when you realize that the tree will serve you for only about fifteen year... (More)
  • How to plant a peach tree

    Peaches are very reliable trees. They not only grow fast but they also produce fruits within a few years of planting, thus making them an excellent addition to your outdoor space. Think of how attractive they would look against your wooden shed and the shade that they would provide on those hot summer days. There are two main ways in which you can grow these trees. The first method involves producing a tree from a pit. While this method is effective at most times and is an affordable option, most gardeners tend to shun it owing to the time taken for fruits to develop. If you go down this route, you should enjoy your first harvest in about three to four years, The other option involves getting a young tree from a nursery. Given that such trees have often established by the time they get tr... (More)
  • What plants can be grown for your garden in winter

    When winter draws near, most people rush to get produce from their garden as they prepare for the impending slowdown that is months away. However, you do not have to quit gardening during the cold months as there are many vegetables that you can comfortably grow during this period. Look at it as an extension of your seasons where you get to enjoy fresh veggies throughout the months. The exciting thing is that you are likely to harvest early crops owing to this move. For someone who started planting vegetables towards late spring or at the beginning of summer, your vegetables will be in excellent health and ready to survive in the outdoors come autumn. However, if you had not made such preparations, there is no cause for worry as there are many options available to you. Have a look: What v... (More)
  • Interior Decorating Ideas

    Who says interior decorating has to be difficult? We certainly don’t! If you are looking for easy and cost effective ways to change up the inside of your wooden house, you have come to the right place. Here are our top 14 stupid easy interior decorating ideas that can remake your home. 14 Simple Interior Decorating Ideas for the Home Idea #1: Lampshades Changing the lampshade can change the look of a whole room. Don’t believe us? Try it yourself. If you don’t want to waste what you have, cover it with wallpaper. If you can’t find one you like, purchase a cheap plain one to cover. That way, you can get exactly the design you want to start, or complete, your room makeover. Idea #2: Mix and Match This could be referring to almost anything. In this case, we are talking about kitchen ... (More)
  • Carved Wood Wall Art

    Hanging carved wood wall art is a great way to spruce up any room. No pun intended! If you like to work with wood and are interested in carving your own art, stay tuned! Even if you don’t have the tools for carving, we have a cheat project for you. DIY Carved Wood Wall Art For the Non-Carver It takes tools to carve wood, and not everyone has them. If you have the time and money to research and purchase some, that’s great. If not, you can still make beautiful wooden art for your wall. Enjoy this awesome knockoff! Materials - Rosettes (you can find these at Amazon.com, and maybe some at your local home improvement store). Rosettes come in many different designs, so you can purchase something you think is beautiful or interesting. - Wood (you can use the same size wooden panels as backin... (More)
  • How to Use Decorative Wood in Your Home

    Decorative wood is a gorgeous addition to any home. However, it can be difficult to know how to incorporate it. Adding timber doesn’t have to be hard. You just have to know how to do it. By the end of this article, you will have some tips and tricks under your belt to decorate with the best of them! Tips for Using Decorative Wood Tip #1: Have Damaged Trim? If you already have trim and it’s damaged, don’t fear! Simply paint the walls, ceiling, and trim the same color. Only buy the trim paint in a higher gloss. This shows off your beautiful wood décor while hiding imperfections. Tip #2: Have Trim in Good Condition? Whether your log cabin already has trim or you are adding trim, you can benefit from this tip. Paint the trim a contrasting color in a neutral shade. This will really dra... (More)
  • How to use a Christmas tree after the holidays?

    Now that Christmas is over, if you have spent time in your log cabin over the jolly seasons, you have probably got a Christmas tree that you do not know what to do with it now it is all over. 1) Replanting your Christmas tree Purchasing a Christmas tree that you can replant around your log cabin can add a charm to your property and give you memories that stay with you. Replanting a tree is not too complicated. Using a potted evergreen is possible in the winter months, with a bit of knowledge. Get the tree as close as you can to Christmas, and do not wait to plant it after the holiday. Trees do best when they spend less time indoors and are planted in the ground as soon as possible. Prepare the ground before you dig to remove any obstacles like ice or snow from getting in your way. Do this... (More)
  • Home Garden - Is it possible to have it in winter?

    Anyone that loves to garden can get bummed out in the cold winter months. The greenery outside is dead, and our hands are too clean. We outdoor lovers just want to get dirty in the soil. The good news is, we can! We just have to learn to do it inside your log cabin. A Home Garden in the Winter Recently, the amount of people gardening indoors during the colder months of the year has grown. There has been an increase in demand for seeds and seedlings that can be grown indoors. The best part of gardening inside is how versatile it can be. You can grow herbs, flowers, vegetables, and fruits. You Don’t Need the Outdoor Sunlight This is one of the most exciting parts of having a home garden this time of year. During the summer, we gardeners are at the mercy of the natural weather patterns. We... (More)
  • House Interior Design

    If you don’t have the thousands of dollars it takes to hire a profession interior decorator, you aren’t alone. Most of us are decorating on a budget. Many of us have never decorated the interior of a home before. All of us could use some ideas on house interior designs! House Interior Design Ideas Idea #1: What to do with Floors What type of flooring does your home have? Most likely, it is all carpet or carpet and wood. If you are happy with what you have, that’s great! You can always add area rugs if you need to soften a carpet or add some extra décor. Hardwood floors can do with the comfort of rugs to walk on. They are beautiful, but they are hard on aging feet. If you love patterns, add more than one area rug per room. Vary textures and colors to showcase the different items in ... (More)
  • Bedroom Interior Design

    The winter months are a great time to redecorate your sleeping area. This month, we are bringing you our favorite bedroom interior design tips and ideas. Hopefully, you find these as useful as we did when we were redecorating! Bedroom Interior Design Tips Tip #1: Choose a Color One of the easiest and least expensive changes to make in your bedroom is the wall color. Although it is tempting to go bright and bold, we recommend a subtle color. Why? If you are sleeping in the room, you want to feel relaxed upon entering. Color has a lot to do with that. Monochromatic tones are perfect for bedrooms, as our gemstone colors. Lavender, light greens, topaz, mauve, and lighter browns are all great examples. If you have a favorite bold or bright color, choose something in the same line. Only calmer... (More)

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