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When we had our prepurchase inspection done, the inspector told us not to plan or garden around the foundation so not to invite bugs. Is this true or is there a way I can safely landscape and garden around the foundation? It looks so blah!


You can plant and garden around your log home, just don't plant large shrubs and trees close to the house that will block air movement and not let the logs dry out from early morning dew and rain showers.

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Posted By laura wuest
I just bought a great historic 74 year old log cabin. The bark is still on the logs, inside and out. There is daylight between numerous logs. Where do I get old fashioned chinking material in the Santa Cruz mountain area south of San Francisco? I'm told the SF shipyard stores. ALso, how do I deal with the very deteriorating bark? It's so loose and sensitive/flaking?