10-07-2010, 12:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Angel079
Love the planting, that will fill in nice!!!!
Little off topic but why are you doing your whole house with it, that sounds interesting???
Mostly to cut down on directl sunlight and glare. I have several large windows in the front of my house and they catch all of the evening sun. It would shine in and hit the front door, that has beveled glass in it, and just blind you on the couch as you watch tv. It would also shine directly on the thremostat and driving the temp up to around 85* although it was much cooler in the house, the sun shining directly on the thremostat caused it to read into the 80's. That in turn kept the AC running nonstop until later in the evening when the sun passed over. Now the temp reading stays where is should be. I did it for that reason mainly and to help protect the furniture and hardwood from direct sunlight. Im not a big fan of having the shades drawn and curtains pulled, I like to see whats going on outside if I have to be inside. It made an unbelievable difference in the house overall. And I liked the way it looked so much and the rest of the windows looked too bright now, so I am doing all of them. It looks nice from the outside as well. But you really wouldnt notice unless you really looked at it and compared it to other houses. It dont really jump out at you, but once you know it, you can notice the difference.
Originally Posted by LisaC144
I use window tint too after talking about it with Angel079. I love it. As an extra precaution, I outlined the tint with electric tape so it wouldn't eventually peel back. I especially love the fact that water can't get between the tint and the glass like it sometimes can with a poster.
Beautiful job planting. It's going to grow in very nicely in just a few short months
I think it looks ok for now, I just cant wait to see it grow and fill in a little. Looks a little scraggly and random to me at the moment. Unfortunately I wont be able to see the results first hand as I will soon be leaving for a not-so-desirable overseas location for the next 6 months. But hopefully my wife will take care of it all and keep everything alive until I get back.
Thanks for the comments and I will update pics as it all grows out, up until the time I have to leave. I still have a few weeks before Im gone, so I am sure it will fill in some.
Last edited by Peanut72; 10-07-2010 at 12:20 PM..