Our weather in Maine is unpredictable to say the least! As we say up here, if you don’t like the weather, wait 15 minutes!
As it is, these brighter days have us getting out and about with springtime chores. We take a look at some of the ways your initial choice of wood species can affect your long-term maintenance.
Other springtime outdoor activities for many include gardens and landscaping. This month we take a look at the requirements for good soil and how to achieve a balance of nutrients that will reward you with healthy and productive vegetation.
And we also found a nifty idea for interior decorating: new hardware and track systems that make the installation of a rustic barn-style an interesting new option. And, there are some new thermostats that make programming for energy efficiency easier than ever!
Wood Species Make a Difference in Log Home Exteriors
The wood species you select for your log home will make a difference both in upfront exterior preparation as well as ongoing maintenance. The Northern White Cedar that Katahdin uses in its log homes has unique properties that eliminate extra steps during initial exterior stain application, as well as ongoing maintenance and repair. Click here to learn more
Soil Preparation is the First Step to Beautiful Gardens
The secret to landscapes and gardens that flourish is getting the soil in shape with all the nutrients your plants require. There are many ways to achieve healthy productive soil, but the first step is to learn what you have. Click here for tips!
Sliding Barn Door: Rustic and Functional!
Who isn’t charmed by the rustic appeal of a sliding barn door? Check out this new hardware to expand your interior options! Click here.
Green Tip: Programmable Thermostats
One of the easiest ways to control energy use is through your home’s thermostats. New designs have made thermostat programming even easier. There’s even one brand that learns your habits and then adjusts itself without having to program it at all! See the options here.