Things to Know About Mobile Homes : Get You’re Green Thumb Ready

 

                 

Winter is coming! But relax……..It’s Florida. South Florida winters are very moderate with the average temperature ranging from 55 degrees to 75. This provides the perfect weather for planting. Our recommendations for exercising your green thumb and sprucing up your Mobile Home this winter are Calendulas and Pansies.

 

It may be sweater weather but the warmth that you’ll receive from Calendulas can put a smile on anyone’s face. These lovely flowers grow in hues of oranges and yellows, and can instantly brighten up any garden. Calendulas are ideal because they start growing instantly and continue to reseed itself for multiple uses.

 

Here are some tips to start growing today:

  • Plant in a semi-shade to full sun area
  • Grows well in any kind of soil
  • Water frequently, especially during germination period
  • Don’t allow the soil to dry out!

    Potted Calendulas

 

 

Have you ever heard the phrase, “Don’t be a Pansy?” Well these flowers often get a bad reputation, but are really sturdy. Pansies come in wide shades of yellows orange, purples, violet, reds, and white. They prefer the cooler weather of Fall and Winter and do great in growing indoors.

 

Here are Tips to start growing today:

  • Plant in a semi-shade to full sun area
  • Seeds take a little longer to germinate but grow very easy from Pansy Plug Plants
  • Grows in well-drained soil, high in organic matter
  • Likes medium amount of dampness

 

                                                                                             

Pansy Plug Plant 

 

               

                                                                                                    Variations of Pansies                                                                                               

Things to Know About Mobile Homes : Check the Flooring

 

 With any big purchase it’s important to do your research. If you don’t, the consequences can cost a pretty penny. In this article we will talk about Mobile Home flooring.

 

What’s it made out of?

What to look for when examining it?

How to make sure the flooring is sturdy?

 

The flooring of a mobile home is made of several different components such as: wood board frames (floor trusses), installation filling, and a sub floor (made from plywood, particleboard, or oriented strand board). After, carpet, tile, or vinyl is usually installed over.

 

Newer homes usually use plywood or oriented strand board for the sub-floor. Whereas older homes use particleboard for the sub-floor. When examining a Mobile home for purchase, it’s important to feel for soft spots, uneven spaces, and soggy areas. All those things indicate damage. You can also feel around the perimeter of a room by stepping down and seeing if the floor gives way to your step.

 

If you are interested in purchasing a Mobile home unit and find damage to the flooring, bring it to the Seller’s attention immediately. If you have already purchased a Mobile Home unit and notice damage, don’t fret! Repairs are easy to make. You can repair your floor by pulling up the sub-floor and reinforcing the wood trusses with another piece of wood and adding more installation filling.Then replace the sub-floor with new material.

 

 

Locate Floor Trusses
Reinforce Trusses
Replace Sub-Floor