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June 16, 2015

Seasalt Clothing Perfect For Any Season

Summer is in full swing in many parts of the world, while autumn is approaching already in other climates. At the same time, many regions have found the transition from winter to spring to be somewhat nebulous, with record low temperatures and unexpected rainfall. Whatever the weather in your neck of the woods, you can find Seasalt clothing perfect for any season. Your favorite line of clothing is not just for winter. You can enjoy every season with some of the best fashion on the market. Here are some pointers for selecting stylish apparel, regardless of the season.

Cornwall Design

 

Seasalt clothing is designed in Cornwall, and shipped all over the world. Lightweight sundresses, waterproof jackets, and lovely, spring dresses all grace your closet and transition to your daily wear.

Seasalt has over 200 employees and in-house designers. Graphic designers and artists work closely with textile designers to develop the newest looks.

Fashion Today

This year, crinkle cotton and prints are going to be on every beach and boardwalk. Prints range from stripes to florals, in both bold and pastel prints. Popular looks include a solid white top with bold print Capri pants and a coordinated cardigan. This look goes from the beach to the mall. All you have to do is change shoes, which you can also find at Seasalt.

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Denim and chambray are also still the fad, with both rubbed finish and dark indigo rocking the catwalk.

Casual tops are rocking the retro, with an almost 1960’s vibe to the silk-screened florals and graphics. Spaghetti strap camis are also popular this year, in both prints and solids. Couple a print cami with a solid cardi, and you have a comfortable look that will get you through chilly mornings and into sunny afternoons.

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T-shirts with every kind of neckline are also big for the summer. Whether V-neck, ruche, boat-neck, or embroidered scoop, your T-shirt can be comfortable and dress up or down as you desire.

When it comes to jackets, you have a wide choice of styles and functions. Rain jackets are available in every color, coordinating with the bold prints popular this season. They come with toggle closure or zipper. Other jackets have retro styling, such as the Pack-It Jacket that looks much like the car-coats popular in the 50s. the Bodinnick Jacket has the nautical look that never goes out of style, as does the Cocoa Jacket.

Most women will be happy to know that leggings are still in style. Seasalt Clothing has a wide section of leggings that coordinate beautifully with the jackets, tunic tops, and dresses that will make up this season’s stylings.

In addition to leggings, most women will be glad to see that shorts are not the baggy board shorts of the last decade, nor the short “hot pants” of several decades ago. They are a nice, mid-thigh length that is both comfortable and styish.

Even sweatshirts have received a remodel with this season. Unique styling and original color schemes make this season’s sweatshirts all the rage.

May 18, 2015

Why Use Feather Edge Cladding?

Whether you use feather edge cladding or not, the cladding on your structure will determine the overall appearance. The cladding you put on your storage shed, workshop, or home should not only look great it, it is the final layer of protection against weather and pests. There are many different kinds of cladding available, in as many styles and colors as you can imagine. Tongue-and-groove cladding, for example, has a very classic look for a cottage or cabin style. With feather edge cladding, you can achieve a number of different looks. There are, however, even more reasons to use feather edge cladding.

What is Feather Edge Cladding?

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Feather edge cladding is an affordable, easily installed cladding used on both exterior and interior surfaces. The name comes from its shape, which is similar to that of a feather – it is thicker on one side, just as a feather is thicker in the center, and thinner toward the outer edge.

When it is installed, the first row is nailed or screwed across the bottom of the surface to be covered. The fastener goes into the thicker edge, which is stronger and more stable. The thinner edge is at the bottom. As you install the next row of cladding, the thin edge overlaps the thick ones that have already been fastened. This waterproofs the fastened sections, and sloughs the water off rather than letting it seep in. This is very uh the way singles work on a roof.

Since there is no ledge to catch water, this design works very well for waterproofing the sides of a structure. However it will not be effective on a roof for that same reason – the water must run off, rather than pool.

Why choose Feather Edge Cladding?

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The looks of this type of cladding that will last a lifetime. The classic lines lead the eye horizontally across the structure, adding to the visual impact. It can be purchased in many different colors, and can be made from many different materials. However,  feather edged cladding is the most popular and versatile. It can be painted or stained very effectively. The only upkeep it needs is a powerwashing once a year, and a fresh paint job or stain application every 2 or 3 years.

Furthermore, this type of cladding is very affordable. It can be purchased in different sized lots, depending on the size of project you are building. It is also available at most home improvement and timber supply stores.

This is also one of the most universally requested types of cladding because of the protection it offers the structure. Any good construction will have a sturdy frame, to which plywood sheets are attached. Then, especially in structures that are intended as shelter for people or animals, the structure will be wrapped in a moisture barrier and insulation. Then, the cladding will be installed. Feather edged cladding can be the attractive, affordable solution you your building needs. See for yourself, at your home improvement store.

April 22, 2015

Treating Your Lawn for Summer

Summer is on its way, and it’s time to get your lawn ready for the change of seasons. The soil needs to be prepared to encourage quick, healthy growth, weed seeds have already germinated, and who knows what kinds of bugs are whetting their appetites for the tender shoots of your grass blades And newly formed roots. When it comes to treating your lawn for summer, you can do the work yourself or hire a lawn treatment service. Either way, here are some of the preparations that can get your lawn off to a great start.

Reseeding

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There are undoubtedly sections of your lawn that need reseeding. These areas may be bare because of any number of reasons. Grub worms eat the roots of grass, leaving spots of dead grass scattered throughout the area. Once the roots are gone, the grass dies and is worn off. Other areas are sparse because they do not get enough sunlight during the summer. Heavy traffic areas will need reseeding, too. This is especially true of pet owners whose pets wear trails in the turf. Each of these areas will need reseeding and, in most cases, amendments made to the soil. It’s a good idea to check with a lawn treatment service to see which seeds you need for each of these spaces. Some fescues, for example, are very tolerant of shade, and will fill in nicely under trees and in areas in the shade of your house. There are even ornamental grasses that can turn barren traffic areas into lush green spaces.

Soil Amendments

Ok, what about that section of your lawn that simply will not thrive? It is entirely possible that that the soil in that particular spot is damaged or sub-par in some way. In our case, a barren spot in our lawn was due to clay that had been dredged up when the neighborhood pond was built. Our house was built afterward, and topsoil spread over the clay. The solution was a soil amendment made of ground and powdered oyster shells. It is spread over the soil and watered in. The powder works down into the clay, increasing the quality of the soil and keeping it from packing down.

Fertilization

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By all means, fertilize your lawn for summer. Add a “green maker” rather than root stimulator, because the roots have had all winter to grow. As the fertilizer starts to work, the grass wil spread, covering the ground more quickly with richly colored grass. As you go into the heat of summer, there are fertilizers you can use to help the lawn grasses deal with heat without becoming stressed, but for now, a green maker will feed that lavish underground root system for a great start to the summer.

Preparing your lawn for summer is one of the first outdoor activities for the year. That first glimpse of a green summer carpet makes it all worthwhile.

November 19, 2014

Maintaining Your Property: Companies You Should Know About

A lawn treatment company, a painting contractor, a roofing company, all different kinds of companies may be useful in maintaining your property while you are absent. Rental property and seasonal holiday property requires care whether it is being used or not. Here are some suggestions for maintaining your property, and companies you should know about.

Lawn Treatment Company

You can hire a lawn treatment company to take care of your lawn, garden, shrubbery, and trees. Caring for the lawn may require more than simply having the lawn mown. It may need watering, as well, and will certainly need weed and pest control. A good lawn treatment company will put your property on their schedule for maintenance so that you do not have to worry about keeping up with seasonal treatments.

The company will also take care of shrubbery and hedges, and make sure they are trimmed properly so that they do no encroach on the neighbor’s garden or in public access areas such as the sidewalk.

Trees also require attention to keep parasites from weakening the wood. Most lawn companies have a specialist who will keep an eye on your trees, keeping them trimmed out of power lines and neighbors’ properties, if necessary.

Roofing Contractors

You can actually get on the schedule of a trustworthy roofing contractor for the maintenance of your rental property. This can extend the life of your roof by several years.

The roofing contractor will come inspect your roof about once a year, or after severe storms. He will also make sure the gutters and scuppers are free of debris so that water will not back up and cause damage to the soffits. The troughs between eaves can also accumulate debris, which can cause moisture to soak into the roof deck, compromising the integrity of your roof. A roofing contractor will make sure those areas are cleaned out, and will inspect for any damage that may have been caused by weather or wild animals. Raccoons, opossum, and squirrels will take advantage of the smallest void in the roofing materials, and burrow into your roof, nesting in your attic.

Property Maintenance

Some companies specialize in property maintenance. Their employees will routinely inspect property contracted to them, reporting any plumbing leaks, electrical problems, or other maintenance work that needs to be done. If you have already contracted with a lawn maintenance company to take care of the growing garden around your property, you may be able to hire a property maintenance company at a reduced rate to take care of the rest of the property.

In many cases, the maintenance company does its own repairs, with plumbers, painters, electricians, and roofers on staff. Other companies will subcontract the work necessary. It will be important to hire a maintenance company that you trust, so that the money is actually spent on your property, and the work is actually done.

Get references, and go inspect the gardens being maintained by a lawn maintenance company, or any property maintenance company.

November 03, 2014

Best Places To Hang Your Clothes Drying Rack

The invention of the automatic clothes dryer revolutionized the workday chore of drying clothes. However, having a clothes drying rack is still the chosen method for drying some items. The old-fashioned clothes line outdoors may not be as common as it once was, but the drying rack is quite common. But, where should you hang your clothes drying rack?

Why a Drying Rack?

Many fine washables cannot survive going through a dryer. The higher, steady heat will shrink many materials, ruining the garment. Other items may lose their texture in the dryer. Other items, such as scarves or hosiery, will become tangled in the dryer. In these cases, the items may even be washed by hand, and draped to dry.

Laundry Room

 

The most obvious place to hang your clothes drying rack is the laundry room. This is because it will be close to the washing machine, and, of course, it’s where you have all of the laundry. There are several ways to hang your drying rack.

In some cases, you will have a drying rack that unfolds like a luggage rack and sits on the floor. Fine washables can be draped across the rack. The open structure allows moisture to evaporate. The rack can be folded and set aside when it is not in use.

Other drying racks can be attached to the wall, and lowered for use. These are often fixed racks, but may also be extendable racks. Either way, they can be tilted back into their place on the wall when not being used. Accordion racks are also usually mounted on the wall, and fold back into place once they are empty.

Some drying racks are actually suspended from the ceiling. Located just above head-height, they are easy to reach for use, but stay out of the way when not in use.

Outdoor Racks

There are also drying racks that can be set up outside. Of course, any free-standing drying rack that you would have in the laundry room can also be placed outdoors. But, there are also clothesline drying racks shaped somewhat like an inverted umbrella. In fact, they are on a pole that can be placed in an umbrella base. The drying rack can be set up when you need it, and folded away when not in use.

This clothesline type rack is also portable while outdoors, so you can either have your items drying in the shade with a breeze blowing across them, or you can hang them in the sunshine. Many people, to this day, enjoy hanging their white items in the sun. It helps the bleach them out, and the fresh air makes the laundry smell wonderful.

Drying racks can make your clothing last much longer, and actually reduce wrinkling. Without being tossed about with heavier fabrics, the finer and more light-weight fabrics will dry without having wrinkles set in. Where you put the drying racks is up to you, but generally, you will want to keep it close to the laundry room, and out of the way.

 

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