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How to Repair Mortar Joints

After years of exposure to the elements, joints between brick (head, vertical mortar, and bed, horizontal mortar) can begin to crack away or even fall out. There are, however, some basic ways to fix brick joints to have walls looking great again. Following is some advice on how to repair mortar joints in brickwork. Joints in Masonry: Brick and…
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A Summer Garden for All Seasons

One thing that is often overlooked when planning and creating a beautiful summer garden for homeowners to enjoy is the fact that the garden exists throughout the year. Unfortunately in the vast majority of summer gardens there is a huge hole in the garden for the vast majority of the year. Carefully planning in order to avoid this process and…
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Poison Oak

Commonly known as Pacific poison oak or Western Poison oak, is a woodsy vine or plant in the Anacardiaceae (sumac) family. It is allocated in western Northern America, inhabiting conifer and combined broadleaf forests, grasslands, and chaparral biomes. Optimum blooming only happens in May. Like other members of the Toxicodendron genus, T.…
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