The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on March 11, 1966 · Page 23
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The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas · Page 23

Baytown, Texas
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Friday, March 11, 1966
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A VI)* laytmra Friday, March It, 1966 Paneling Livens Up Your Rooms Homeowner* who arc adding new rooms, remodeling an attic or a basement or searching lor Inew ways to liven up existing rooms In the house might do well to look to modem paneling as an attractive nnswer to many problems. Bulk Of Landscaping Is Usually Still In Future When the average couple buys a new home, there Is only token landscaping. Perhaps there is a front lawn, a tree or two and a few shrubs. The bulk of the landscaping still needs to be done. The best thing any new homeowner can do is to have a compete landscape plan drawn, according to the American Association of Nurserymen. In this way, he can proceed to plant the property as he feels the need, or can afford it. The goal of the new homeowner is to "tie" the house to its surrounding environment to provide a "picture of natural beauty." House, grounds and sky are accented In any good landscape plan, Good drainage and conservation of the soil U necessary. A good buider will have saved the topsoll when building and replaced it when the home is com. pleted. If the topsoll has not been saved the new homeowner may purchase it; or, in some cases, he may be able to plant a coarse grass like rye, then plow it under. Grass usually will grow in poor soJJ— for example o mixture of Kentucky blue, fescues and rye. The latter is called a "nurse" grass. If one is willing to wait for trees and shrubs to grow, he can purchase the smaller sizes. For more immediate effect, the larger the trees and shrubs are the better. The Nurserymen's Association has a "standard" for landscaping which includes many things that new home owners should be aware of. It provides for drainage, and sound horticultural practices, including good soils In which to plant, In selecting shrubs and trees, many of the more common species will prove easy to grow and still be beautiful, such as oaks, maples, linden, coniferous evergreens. Some trees provide several The growing popularity of the new panelings may be attributed to their ease of Installation, diversity of colors and textures, minimum maintenance and multitude of uses, They can be used ns wall coverings or room dividers, can enclose cabinets and other storage spaces. Among the types of paneling now available, hardboard Is gaining increasing importance for many reasons. Through the magic of wood chemistry, hardboard paneling is available In a vast array of surface finishes for every room in the home «nd for every budget. Just recently, hardboard manufacturers have developed paneling products which simulate travertine marble, die cut filigree patterns and wood groin finishes. Homeowners can choose from wood - grained finished panels simulating walnut, cherry, birch, oak, elm, pecan and teak. Some of the panels are perforated to add beauty to storage walls. With the variety of grains, textures, colors and widths available, paneling can act to change the optical size of a room. In cases where rooms seem crump- ed, lack light, or where the celt- ing Is too high or too low, the pattern of panel Installation can do much to improve room appearance. Fr instance, where a celling is too high, paneling can be installed horizontally or vertically where the ceiling seems too low. Light colors, in simulated wood grains or ohtrc textures, can give a dark room more ol a bright look. Filigree and die - perforated panels in wide variety serve especially well as room dividers, decorative accents against a solid wall, or as lacy Indoor screening painted the same color as a wall. While paneling Is most at- tractive it can be the easiest of materials to keep clean, The pro- finished surfaces wipe clean of grease marks and other dirt with a swipe of a damp sponge or cloth. Textured or die • cut hardboard can be painted with a brush or spray equipment to make It a color which may not be readily available otherwise. Yet another wall covering is simulated wood - grained panel- Ing with a gypsum core offering the extra advantage of added fire safety. Remodelers Act Aids Landscaping Anyone who owns a home can finance landscaping of t h e grounds by applying for a loan al a bank. Under Title I, of the Federal Housing Act, govern merit - insured loans can be made up to J3,500 for landscaping. Most large- nurserymen will arrange for financing at local banks if the home owner desires Jt. The best procedure Is to find out how much the cost of landscaping will be from a nurseryman or landscape architect, then apply to a bank for a loan. It Is preferable to have a.plan for the landscaping, If any considerable sum is to be spent. As a rule of thumb, a first- rate landscaping job should not cost less than five per cent of the value of the home. Landscaping costs can be added to a mortgage In many cases if the same bank handles both the loan and the mortgage. This holds true generally for Savings und Loan Associations as well. The German man - of- war Scharnhorst was sunk in World War U in the Arctic Circle by the Duke of York, which suddenly appeared out of the night, having kept radio silence for more than 200 miles. Garden Sole nJlillHULlJIlilPiii am mn HHIHIMiiiiMWIlliMaUilllllMlilliUllfMii n "1*5 ROSES Garden Beauty Pack 79C Each Gold Brand Roses 12 For..$!2. ^||g I Each PATENT ROSES • American Heritage • Chrysler Imperial • Tropicana • Christian Dior • Apricot Nectar • Camelot —And Many Others— BULBS Gladiolas -• Large Selection 75c dozen Caladiums - Just Arrived Bedding Plants Snap dragons -- Petunias MANY OTHERS BAND 6/C MOTO.MOWER 24" Riding LAWN MOWER Big 4 h.p. engine Safety Approved •- Air Ride Tires For Beautiful Lawns FERTILIZE NOW! MATHERSON 12-24-12 50 Lbs. MATHERSON'S 13-13-13 50 Lbs. For all your gardening needs come see us. We stock a complete line of garden toots. Baytown Feed & Supply Co. We are your "ONE STOP" shopping Center for feed, seed & garden supplies 305 N. MAIN 582-4380

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