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6 Lawn Maintenance Tips for a Perfect Lawn All Year Round

Caring for a green and spotless lawn is a matter of pride. A lush, well-kept lawn can make improve the appearance of your home. From time to time, however, extra care may be required to ensure optimal condition. Follow our care tips to improve the condition and appearance of your lawn throughout the year.

1. Test the…

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Added by Jitender Sharma on February 22, 2020 at 11:33am — No Comments

5 Modern Replacement Ideas When Renovating Old Cabins With Water Damage

If your cabin has recently been damaged by water, then it might be time to consider making a few upgrades. After all of the damaged materials have been cleared away, it is going to be much easier to carry out some renovations that will bring your cabin into the 21st century.

Waterproof Vinyl…

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Added by Kara Masterson on February 20, 2020 at 6:28pm — No Comments

FREE Spring Log and Timber Frame Home Tour March 21 at Honest Abe Log Homes

The FREE Spring Log and Timber Frame Home Tour is set for March 21 at Honest Abe Log Homes National Headquarters in Moss, Tennessee. The tour homes open promptly at 10 a.m. and may be visited any time…

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Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on February 16, 2020 at 4:30pm — No Comments

DIY landscaping: Learning the basics

DIY landscaping: Learning the basics

Landscaping The DIY style can be successful only if one has learned the basic principles regarding landscaping in general. Whether you are borrowing a particular landscape idea that you found in a magazine or online, knowing the basic landscaping principles could help you understand what you would do later. Knowing these principles can even help you improve your own creativity while trying to develop your own landscape…

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Added by Carlos Whitney on February 15, 2020 at 9:26am — No Comments

4 Signs of Storm Damage on Your Roof

Even though modern roofs are designed to withstand heavy rains and high winds, damage can still happen at any time. That is why all homeowners should keep an eye out for any signs that their roofs might be damaged and in need of repairs.

Sudden Leap in Your Energy Bills

Your energy bills are naturally going to rise and fall throughout the year, but you might want to take a look at your roof if there is a sudden leap in your bills. When a roof becomes damaged, it will be very…

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Added by Anica Oaks on February 13, 2020 at 7:42pm — No Comments

Home Building: The Best Practices for a New Landscape Design

Moving into a new home or building a new property is an exciting time. During this time, you will likely make a lot of plans regarding the design of your home. One part of your home that you should continue to consider as well is your landscaping plan. There are five important tips to follow that can help you to create a great landscaping plan.

Choose a Landscape Design that is Native to Your…

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Added by Tarah Mills on February 13, 2020 at 5:45pm — No Comments

Wasps and Yellowjackets—desperate

Hello everyone! I am new to this community and I am hoping that someone may be able to provide recommendations to us. My husband and I have lived in our log home now for 4 years. The previous owners did us no favors that's for sure. We have invested $30,000 into our home since purchasing. Over $12,000 of that has been in maintenance type issues alone. Anyways, I am at the point of desperation.

I am trying to research now before summer hits, but we have always had a wasp problem. This…

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Added by Mattie Little on February 13, 2020 at 4:13pm — No Comments

4 Ways to Make Your Cabin in the Country Even Better

Being in the country doesn’t mean that you can’t still enjoy all of the same things as in the city. You can do a few upgrades on your cabin in order to improve the feel of it. Here are some of the ways that you can go about increasing the appeal of your cabin.

Focus on Comfort

A comfortable home is important so that you can kick back and…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on February 13, 2020 at 1:52pm — No Comments

February 2020 Honest Abe Living Interactive Magazine Online Now

Just in time for President's Day is the February 2020 Honest Abe Living. …
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Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on February 12, 2020 at 12:00pm — No Comments

4 Budgeting Tips for Long-Term Cabin Repairs and Replacements

Even if you do everything in your power to keep your home running smoothly, unexpected repairs are sure to pop up at some point. Luckily, you should be able to handle those expenses as long as you plan ahead and invest in the right financial products.

Start Your Emergency Fund Today

Building an emergency fund is one of the wisest…

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Added by Kara Masterson on February 7, 2020 at 4:30pm — No Comments

4 Cabin Repairs You Might Need to Make After a Long Winter

Cabins are likely to require some sort of repairs after a long winter. This is because of the nature of their construction and the fact that many people consider them a retreat. Here are some of the more common repairs in which you’ll want to focus your efforts.

Investigate Your Plumbing

Plumbing can be a major concern after a…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on February 7, 2020 at 12:25pm — No Comments

Dogs Cats and HVACs: 4 Ways to Improve Your Home’s Air Quality When You Have a Pet

Even though having a pet can bring a tremendous amount of joy to your life, those furry friends will also have a huge impact on your home’s air quality. Luckily, improving your indoor air quality shouldn’t be a difficult or complex process as long as you come up with a long-term plan.

Stick to a Regular Grooming Schedule

There are…

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Added by Anita Ginsburg on February 6, 2020 at 3:01pm — 1 Comment

Factors to Consider When Increasing the R-Value of Your Log Home

As the temperature is dropping outside this winter, perhaps you are getting increasingly more concerned with the difficulty of affordably keeping your home’s interiors comfortable. If you think your home isn’t as efficient to heat as it should be, you might want to consider making an effort to increase the R-value of your home.

Your…

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Added by Anita Ginsburg on February 5, 2020 at 2:14pm — No Comments

What You Need to Know About Log Cabin Planning Permissions

If you’re looking to build a log cabin on a spot of land or within the vicinity of your home, you need to check whether there are any regulations that could restrict you from building one. Without the correct research, you may purchase a log cabin only to find that you don’t have permission to build it where you wish. 

Here are some questions and queries that you should consider before building or…

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Added by Jamie Costello on January 30, 2020 at 12:54pm — No Comments

Heating Bill Too High? 5 Home Projects That Will Help Lower It

It is an unfortunate fact that the weather is going to have a huge impact on your energy usage, and many people struggle with skyrocketing bills once the weather starts to cool off. If you are tired of dealing with overwhelming heating bills, then you might want to come up with a comprehensive plan for making your home more efficient. These projects…

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Added by Anita Ginsburg on January 28, 2020 at 12:46pm — No Comments

Why do you need to seek Commercial Pest Control Services?

The commercial business like the restaurant has more chance of pest growth as like humans they also like to eat food. And that’s the reason before it gets late and creates arises is essential to hire Pest Control Adelaide services to keep the area clean and hygienic. You know how Commerical business should have an excellent reputation to stand firm and alive among…

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Added by Deterant Pest on January 28, 2020 at 3:24am — No Comments

10 Steps to Owning Your
 Log and Timber Home

Enjoy this free webinar at any time. You'll learn about the basics of planning and building your log home. It's hosted by Honest Abe Log Home Vice President and the editors of Log and Timber Home Living. Click here to begin the webinar.

STEP…

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Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on January 27, 2020 at 1:12pm — No Comments

10 Steps to Owning Your
 Log and Timber Home

Enjoy this free webinar at any time. You'll learn about the basics of planning and building your log home. It's hosted by Honest Abe Log Home Vice President and the editors of Log and Timber Home Living. Click here to begin the webinar.

STEP…

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Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on January 27, 2020 at 1:12pm — No Comments

In the Market for a New Log Home? How to Find a Good One

Buying a home is going to change your life forever, but finding the perfect piece of property is easier said than done. Here is a quick glimpse at a few steps that you can take to find a beautiful home at a great price.

Double Check Your Finances

Well before you even think about making an offer on a home, you need to make sure that…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on January 27, 2020 at 11:18am — No Comments

4 Reasons Your House Might Have Low Water Pressure

When we reach for the handle on a faucet or commode, we expect enough water pressure for everything to work normally. When that doesn’t happen, we should do some investigating. If you have a problem with low water pressure, consider these four possible causes.

Clogged Pipes

Water is full of minerals, especially in areas with hard…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on January 24, 2020 at 7:26pm — No Comments

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