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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 13, 1929, Mason City, Iowa TWO MASOJN ndscaping Necessary to Complete Home Modernizing SHRUBBERY AND LAWN SETS OFF THE HOUSE PLAN YOUR HOME SCENIC EFFECTS Often the beauty of a home Is ehhanced to a marked exttnt by proper landscaping The house attractive enough with its modern lines takes on a new appeal when vines flowers and shrubbery are planted and trained Modernization includes landscap ingand emphasis should be placed on this statement The home is date only when lawns have been planted and shrubbery set out Otherwise the residence is raw and unfinished The more fact that a house is surrounded by an attractive lawn often leads the average person to believa that the homeowner has taken complete steps to make his property modern The lawn is really the first step in the plan Landscaping Improves Property The illustrations on this page show interesting before and after views The lawn In the lower pic ture is most attractlye The grass Is well cared for being trimmed neat Yet what a difference resulted when shrubbery was set out and allowed to grow Three years had when the top illustration was taken During that interval shrubbery had been set along the edge of the lawn bordering the public side walk Another strip of shrubbery wan planted near the foundations of the building and a tree set out in Uie front lawn in a spot calcu lated to give shade a few years hence Exterior Remains Unchanged x The exterior of the house re mains unchanged with the excep tion of adding the gay awnings wltichprotect tha windows on the South and West elevations Yet the difference in appearance is re markable One view is bare and incomplete the other inviting No matter how effective the lines of the house or how attractive the in terior a hospitable homey effect Is procured by the use of shrubbery and flowers Architects Realize Importance of Landscaping Many architects when planning the design of a home insist on landscaping the grounds at the same time They know that the effectiveness of the exterior de pends largelyon the surroundings and that full justice to the original procured when the lawiis are properlyhandled vided into lawn flowers and veg etable gardens and service yard The flower garden should be laid out so that it will be enjoyed from the windows of the house The vegetable garden should be located at the back of the lot as it is strictly a utilitarian project Often the two are divided by hedges or a lattice fence over which vines can grow tawns Essential to Home Well cared for lawns are essen tial if the house be properly set off The lawns should be as spac ious as possible and should not be cut up by shmbbery or flower beds as these limit the sweep of the lawn Flowers and shrubbery are usu ally placed along the edge of the lawn or massed near the house Often a low privet hedge grows next to the sidewalk at the cor ners masses of flowers being placed to break the positivedirec tion of Sine Get Advice on Landscaping The yard should be landscaped according to a definite plan This should be worked out before the lawns and shrubbery are set out but often when modernizing it is necessary to take the lawn as it stands and make the needed im provements The home owner who is not ex perienced with flowers or shrub bery needs the advice of compe tent landscape artists The Isjid scaping of a plot of ground is an important factor in the final ap pearance of the home and it is always wise to seek the services of men who know and who can visualize the final result The home garden is usually dlpenser AUTOMOBILES ARE MAKING THE FRONT PORCHES OBSOLETE Back In the horse and buggy days the front porch was a favor its spotduring the summer months but with the coming of the automobile the family prefer to take a long ride In their car when endeavoring to keep cool and com fortable The front porch therefore is rapidly falling into disuse Many families when remodeling the house now specify a small stoop which protects the doorway during in clement weather The porch has been discarded by these home own ers as being an unnecessary ex PANELLED WALLS RICH IN DECORATIVE APPEAL FRENCH PANELING IS VERY POPULAR Here are two views of the same house before and after the owner landscnpcfl the lot While the houie had modern lines the modernizing of its aurroundingK more than doubled its attractiveness Just at the present time there seems to be a ravival in the use of paneled walls when finishing the interior of the house Paneled walls have long been held to be suitable only for the residence of the man of wealth The price of panels was the deter mining factor in days gone by Since the cost of paneling was high their xise was evidence of wealth Toflay improved methods have lowered costs The newer kinds of panels and different ways of achieving the paneled effect have placed such walls within the reach of all Whereas the walls of the resi dence of goneby days were fin ished in painted and stained woods today wall board and plaster board may be used The French paneling with its one or more tones may be applied over plaster or canvas wall paper also may be in pan els with plain colors between and moulding A similar effect may be produced with paint with sten FLYING ANTS ENDANGER WOODWORK OF THE HOUSE foundation of a building when made of wood should always rest on brick or concrete and never on the ground There are over 40 species of termites in the United States and these winged ants often destroy the woodeh framework and floors of buildings if they are al lowed to enter Termites like the white ants of Africa live on cellulose found In wood living or dead vegetation paper cloth etc They burrow in the ground When food is found as in buildings they tunnel up through it often reaching as high as the sixth floor Since they are tunneling insects theirpresence is often hidden until they have greatly damaged the building The only permanent cure is to entirely replace the damaged woodwork and establish preventa tive means by insulating the woodwork from contact with the ground It can be accomplished by the use of stone J or concrete founda tions and with the lower flooring and foundations impregnated with coal tar creosote Termites need moisture to sur vive Insulating the woodwork causes them to die out Complete insulation of all untreated wood work frorn theground is the only effective method of preventing the ravages of termites In buildings of the United States USE ROSE LADDERS TO TRAIN THE VINES Along the side of your house you can build a simple trellis so that when growing roses and other vines you can train them to grow up to make a graceful decorative effect Rose ladders are easily con structed or may be purchased from manufacturers They should har monize with your home and may be painted in keeping with the rest of the house celed or stippled panels French Paneling Popular The French panel Is simply a painted background with mould ings applied In pleasing rectangles One of the features of French paneling is its appropriateness to practically any interior no matter what the style or size of the house If a smooth plaster wall is not available decorators canvts may be applied first as a background for the moulding The range of color effects is un limited The panels may harmon ise with the borders or they may contrast with them Either or both may be plain or patterned Wall paper may be used instead of paint Size and Spacing of Panels Important The size and spacing of the pan els largely determines the effect that results Each room differs from another Each wall usually differs again from another wall The eye of an artist is required to lay out the panels so that the pro portions are satisfactory to tha eye J If it i i Cut Out This COUPON Mail it to us with 5c and we will send you a copy of our Home Modernizing Bureau Care of Mason City GlobeGazette THESE FIRMS AND BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS WILL HELP YOU TO MODERNIZE YOUR HOME BRICK AND TILE Mason City Brick Tile Co CEMENT Northwestern States Portland Cement Co Buildinz Tile BUILDING SUPPLIES Mica Insulating Supply Co Phone St S W CUT STONE DEALERS Mason City Cut Stone Co Phone St and N Monroe Ave DECORATING Wallpapering and Painting Lownsberry Craig Bros Phones 2910 or 1583J or 3083L ELECTRIC WIRING CONTRACTOR Harry J Burke WIRING LAMPS AND FIXTURES Phone Cheerfully Given GENERAL CONTRACTORS A L Lake Mr Lake can fluote you actual figures on his experience with many of other homes to that enlarging and remodeling can be planned at moderate cost BRICK HOMES A SPECIALTY Phone 1st St N W F A McNary Son All Kinds df Building and Remodeling Phone So Penn Ave Northwestern Portland Cement HARDWARE CurrieVan Ness Co YALE HARDWARE Phone North Federal Ave LUMBER COMPANIES Moore Moore Incorporated Phone So Federal Ave L A Page Lumber Co Phone So Federal Ave LOAN INVESTMENT COMPANIES Mason City Loan Investment Co Phone E State St ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES Peoples Gas Electric Co For Better 123 Landscape Gardeners and Nurserymen Kembles Greenhouse Phone So Federal Aye Plumbing Heating Contractors W J Daly Co Phone 2nd St N E J F Garvey Co Phone 1st St N E Ideal Plumbing Heating Co Phone So Federal Ave J C Puth Co Phone yt No Federal Ave W HRhoden Phone No Federal Ave Members of the Home Modernizing Bureau i Ask For Our Suggestions S AND GRAVEL Ideal Sand Gravel Co Washed and Screened Sand and Gravel PAINT WALLPAPER GLASS Hugh Davey Son Phone 2nd St S W Manning Bros Paint Co Phone E State St W R Mickey Co WHOLESALE AND RETAIL Phone So Federal Ave RUGS DRAPES and HANGINGS DamonIgou Co Phone N Federal Ave I SASH AND DOOR MANUFACTURER Mason City Millwork Sash Doors Frames Screens Cabinet Work Fix tures etc Phone 155 Cor Monroe and 4th S W SHEET METAL PRODUCTS Ray E Pauley Co LENNOX FURNACE Phone So Federal Ave ANY MEMBER OF THE BUREAU WILL G SUGGESTIONSand ESTIMATE
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