Choose the Right Ornamental Plants for Your House

Not every ornamental plant could be grown in your house or your backyard. Before growing any ornamental plants, we need to understand more about the function and aesthetics of the plant. So that, it will benefit our surrounding environment and make your house look beautiful.

Here’re some types of plant that you can consider to be planted around your house.

1. Find the area you will need to grow the ornamental plant. It’s important because it will affect the function and aesthetics of the plants.

2. If you have a spacious yard, you can choose to plant the mango trees. Mango tree is one of the plant that easily cultivated and easy to grow. Mango tree also can help reducing the heat from sunlight.

3. Lavender, this plant can repel mosquitoes and also gave us the impact of relaxation on our bodies.

Lavender

4. Bamboo water, this type of plant is known can draw happiness and prosperity.

Bamboo Water

5. Jasmine is a fragrant plant. That is why many people like to plant jasmine.

Jasmine

6. Lemongrass, this type of plant is known to bring happiness to whom grow the plant.

Lemon grass

7. If you have a small pool, you can grow Lotus. This kind of plant is symbolizing beauty. Lotus has many varied colors, such as red, white and yellow.

lotus

8. Elephant ears is a plant only known in Indonesia. The plant goes with
Anthurium crystallinum as its Latin name. The shape of the plant is like elephant ears. That is why its knows as Elephant ears.

Anthurium crystallinum

9. Dragon fruit plants, the fruit of this kind of plant is often referred as Dragon Fruit and have many benefits, such as curing cancer, digestion of food. This plant is part of the cactus family, and you can grow the plant in a pot.

Dragon Fruit

10. Cambodia trees. The Cambodia tree has colorful flowers and its suit to grow in your house front yard. It will add beauty to your home.

cambodia trees

11. Pine trees. We often encounter pine tree when we travel to the Highland region. Due to its the beauty and the uniqueness stem, it makes the pine tree has its charm. People who have planted the tree mostly trying to create the impression that they’re in the Highland area or on the mountain.

Pine Bonsai Tree

That is the short explanation about ornament plant that you can grow in your house. Choose the right ornament plant for your house. So, it will add charm to your lovely house.

Is Your House Safe from The Hazardous Material?

We are going to talk about the threat of hazardous building material you might do not realize can affect your health.

1. Asbestos material

asbestos-the-hazardous-material

Asbestos is one of the standard material that used in old houses. Asbestos is a name of the silicate fiber mineral. The asbestos name is derived from its use in the light of the wick. Due to its ability as fire-resistant, asbestos has been used in many applications.

However, the inhalation of asbestos fibers can lead to various diseases, including cancer. For that reason, most of the asbestos utilization has been banned in many countries.

Asbestos is a fragile material, and it’s easy to crumble and spread into the air. It becomes highly dangerous once we inhale the fibers. Many old houses utilized the equipment as part of the building construction, such as the insulation ducting, in the ceiling, and within the wall coverings.

Although seemingly trivial, BEWARE! Asbestos can be harmful to your health and all the people around you and the surrounding environment.

2. The humidity caused by the water will be a problem

It will cause the emergence of mold, moss, and bacteria. The dampness behind the wall or components made of wood often requires you to do a major overhaul and replace the parts made of wood that has rotted and termite-infested.

Remember, it’s quite difficult to detect how severe the parts of an old house that have been infiltrated by termites. And as long as there are termites in your wooden house component, the risk of premature weathering will still be there. A termite is like a time bomb for your old house.

3. The lead material is kind of heavy metal elements which become particular interest due to its poisonous factor to humans.

Lead (Pb) can enter the body through the consumption of food, drink, air, water, and contaminated dust Pb. There are two sources of potentially dangerous poisoning area in older homes, such as the installation of pipes and paint interior and exterior.

In the era before the 1940s most commonly used metal pipes made of lead, and then replaced with galvanized pipe. However, even after using galvanized pipe, it still contained lead. Lead is also commonly used as one of the materials for (solder) copper connector until the mid-1980s, then replaced with tin which has a lower melting point. While as paint on the interior/exterior, though often not recognized as one of the old house renovation problems, the potential danger lies in the possibility of lead flake or powder paint is ingested by a child. Sanding the walls of the old house was at risk of spreading lead dust into the air and contaminated the surrounding soil and environment.

4. Septic tank.

The homeowner of an old house may not know what surprises are waiting for him on the ground until the excavation process conducted. Besides, old wells, septic tanks or sewage holding tank, you might found a basement room under your old house. Perhaps, it used for hiding or some warehouse. Beware! It’s because the basement might have become home to numerous reptiles or insects.

That is the information about the hazardous material that might be laying around within your property. Hopefully, this article can give you useful knowledge and insight about the dangerous material.

Easy Tips on How to Plant and Grow Roses for Beginners

There are many ways you can do to decorate your backyard, one of them is planting roses. The lovely color of roses is making a lot of people are interested in planting it in the yard. Colorful roses will also make your yard look beautiful. Moreover, plant and grow roses is quite easy. You do not need a large area to grow roses. It can be grown in small pots. Continue reading “Easy Tips on How to Plant and Grow Roses for Beginners”