A little late for this year for this but I use Milorganite to keep deer away from flowers and
low growing plants. It works great and a friend of mine in PA who lives next to a national forest with a lot of deer tried it and said it is "fantastic". For shrubs and higher plants I use "Deer Off" in a blue bottle at Home Depot. My hydrangeas were pitiful until I discovered this this year. They look great compared to years past but still need some time to recover from the past years deer food. Try them on your Panseys if you plant them in the fall as we do here in Atlanta.
In 2002 I had my LP siding replaced with Hardie Plank. I used Exovations. They were a little
more expensive but well worth the extra expense. They showed up a week early to start the job, were reliable, did an excellent, and paid very little up front. They used Benjamin Moore paint which is a little expensive but still have not had to repaint. I think the better paint holds up and you do not have to paint as often. They are also a member of NARI which holds them to higher standards that someone you will find just by going thru the yellow pages.
I had a leak above the soffit and did not see it. The white soffit paint came off and ran down the siding leaving streak on it. How can I remove the white stain without damaging the siding color?
on Jul 06, 2011
I should have mentioned before that these stains had been on the siding for probably close to
two years so it is pretty well baked on. The bleach took care of a couple of the lighter areas but would touch the heavier areas. The TSP seems to be doing a lot better job. It looks like it is taking care of the lighter stains and taking some of the heavier stuff off. I will probably have to go over them a couple of times. I give the TSP a thumbs up.
If you decide to use the Hardie siding make sure you get a very good paint. I used a Ben
Moore paint with a 20 year warranty in 2002 and it still looks like new. The same paint now costs a little over $50 a gallon. If you use a cheaper paint you will be going through the job of painting 3-5 years along with the cost and labor involved.
Prefer one that is accredited and referred by the siding and is refered bythe siding mfr. Live in northern Morris county, New Jersey. John S. Thank You
on Jul 05, 2011
If you can't find a name from the mfgr's website try looking at a site called NARI (National
Association of The Remodeling Industry). They have regulations for contractors who join them. They may be a little more expensive than the people you find by going through the yellow pages but they will do a very good job and be very reliable. I used a contractor I found though them in 2002 and am very happy with the job.
I agree that Hardie is the way to go. I had it put on my house in 2002 and painted with a
very good Ben Moore paint with a 20 year warranty. It still looks great. I have to have the trim painted again for other reasons and was told by the people giving me estimates they could not believe it is that old.