Fixing Winter Bare Spots – Lawn Weeds In Grass Means Mud Inside

Fixing Winter Bare Spots – Lawn Weeds In Grass Means Mud Inside
I detest lawn weeds, but not for the reason one might think. Like many homeowners, I admit I enjoy having a sea of green grass along with the yellow flowers of dandelions and the leafy protrusions of other weeds. The real reason I detest lawn weeds, however, is because they die in the winter, leaving bare spots in the lawn. Weeds in Grass, Mud in the House It’s simple math. I have two dogs who go out to do their business approximately six times per day. When weeds die back, the resulting bare spots in the lawn turn to mud in the winter. Mud persists until new plants sprout in late spring. The result is 48 muddy paws per day tracking dirt into my house. Now I love gardening. I enjoy digging in the dirt and crawling around on my hands and knees planting flowers and veggie plants. Dirt … Read More

Recessed Light Fixtures for a Low Ceiling

Recessed Light Fixtures for a Low Ceiling
Pinterest Facebook Twitter Wondering how to install lights in a basement with a low ceiling and shallow clearance? We found a great affordable light fixture for low ceilings! This thin LED light requires only 3/4″ clearance and is easy to install.   See more about our basement remodel updates here, including the exposed ceiling in the rest of the space.  Our Shallow Clearance, Low Ceiling Light Fixture Solution This post contains affiliate links.  As I mentioned in our last basement reno vlog, our 1970’s home has a low ceiling in the basement. Lower than average, and we’re both a bit taller than average — so it’s tight. We chose to open the ceiling and expose the rough wood floor joists to add a bit of height and character in the main areas. In this storage room, we’ll drywall the ceiling next. But first, we needed to figure out … Read More