Before ice arrives, search out the best ice melt for your situation. Salt products with sodium chloride can harm plants and concrete. Potassium chloride is less harmful. Calcium chloride is the top choice for effective ice melting with no harm to plants or surfaces. Some gardeners use urea fertilizers, which melt ice and won’t harm plants or concrete. It only works with temps above 11°F, so its usefulness is somewhat limited in coldest zones.
Used above the headboard, a simple branch wall decal adds a whimsical touch to this serene bedroom. The clean lines of the platform bed are complemented by the floating wooden shelves that double as nightstands. Matching bedside lamps and white bed linens keep the design light and fresh.
This home is all about a unique use of materials, clearly seen in the range of textures in this dining room. On a grand scale you see the varying use of metal, leather and wood, but little details like the shattered glass hiding in the dining room table are what make the space unique.
A tree branch coffee table topped with scalloped glass is the focal point of this contemporary living room. Black furniture creates contrast against the crisp white walls, and a gray area rug softens the space without deviating from the achromatic palette.
Faux wood wallpaper blends seamlessly with the custom bunk beds made from tree branches. A wood dresser doubles as a nightstand between the beds, and a red and yellow art piece adds a pop of bright color to the space.
A gold tree branch pattern wallpaper gives a beautiful and dainty decorative look to this bathroom. A triple frame around the mirror adds dimension and texture to the room. Three lights fixed to the sconce shine onto the white pedestal sink and stainless steel faucet.
Pull mulch away from the bases of tree, creating a donut-hole affect, advises The Morton Arboretum in Illinois. The mulched area should extend to the drip line of the tree branches, or at least cover a 4-5 foot diameter area around the trunk.
Tree branches hang from above in the main dining space, forcing the eye up to the massive nested light structures. The glowing tree canopies provide warm lighting that gives the restaurant a calm, tranquil feel.
Along with the setting, the details of this home are what make it so special: In the main living area, a carefully-crafted wooden tree branches out and over the living room and dining room, unifying the spaces with unique, organic warmth.
Glowing tree canopies above the dining space create a sense of both intimacy and relaxation throughout the restaurant. The mounted tree branches coordinate beautifully with the walls, which are lined with alternating white birch and yellow pine trees.
It’s easy to create indoor trees you can use year after year. Fill a medium-sized flowerpot with fast-setting concrete, then set a tree-like branch in the center. When the cement has hardened, hide the flower pot inside a pretty basket or other container, and decorate your “tree’ to your heart’s content.
As leaves fall from trees, it’s a great time to do a little birdwatching. Many botanic gardens and nature reserves offer birdwatching outings in fall. Search state park listings online to learn about opportunities in your area.
This twig snowflake ornament is being hooked on to a Christmas tree. Create snowflake-shaped ornaments by hot-gluing four small twigs together, spray-painting them white and attaching an ornament hook to the top of them with a dab of hot glue. Hang the snowflakes randomly around the tree, and pinch the ornament hooks together around each tree branch to ensure they don't fall off.