Log Homeowner Landscaping Diagram with Regular Maintenance Considered

Dawn Smith

Landscaping Suggestions for Log Homes

This aerial diagram, featuring the Log Masters Restorations Trademark Logo in the upper right corner, offers valuable insights into the proper care, positioning, and landscaping that are essential for the longevity of a log home. The two-story log home and basement are situated on a sloped piece of land surrounded by trees, and the blue compass in the lower left corner provides direction on how the home should sit on the property for optimal maintenance.

The house is positioned between the top and bottom of the slope and has multiple levels, decks, and concrete patios, all of which are color-coded for easy reference. The diagram also includes a yellow starburst outlined in red to indicate areas where log rot is most likely due to low airflow and lack of direct sunlight, as well as fragmented green shapes to represent trees or bushes of different sizes. Red rounded corner rectangles symbolize areas where a lift may be required to reach the second story during a restoration.

The annotations on the diagram provide valuable insights into landscaping with log home maintenance services in mind in the future. For instance, keeping landscaping at least 5 feet away for natural drying, possible lift locations are indicated for reaching the second-story area in need of restoration or maintenance services. Additionally, the annotations suggest that the south-facing walls should be approached with caution as they receive the most sunlight, making them susceptible to damage from sun exposure. Also, heavy equipment locations are noted to help homeowners know the nature of lifts leaving ruts in the yard.

Furthermore, the diagram advises that the north-facing walls should have fewer logs since these logs have less exposure to sunlight, increasing the risk of log rot due to water not evaporating easily. Overall, the diagram offers constructive guidance on how to care for a log home, emphasizing the importance of proper care, positioning, and landscaping to ensure the longevity of the structure.