Colors for your wall

When moving into a new place, you might want to think to re-paint your home with new colors. Although it sounds weird, colors are believed to affect your mood and also the feel of your home. Here we have listed several primary colors that are best suited to specific rooms in your house, make sure you read them and pick the best color for your new place.

Red or Maroon

Just like the color of our blood, the color red raises the mood, excitement, and energy level in the room. It also shows strong first impression when you’re bringing guests over to your place; this color is perfect for dining rooms, it increases your appetite while also making good remarks when you bring guests over.

Tip: if you can’t bring yourself to paint your dining room with red, add a hint of red instead, such as a red colored clock or roses as decorations would help a lot.

Blue or Turquoiseasdasdasd

The color of the sea, this color brings calmness and relaxation to your mind, often recommended for bathrooms and bedrooms. Although blue brings peace to the room, avoid the color dark blue as this color might evoke the feeling of sadness, which is not something you would want in your place.


Green is considered as one of the most restful colors to chose for your room; green is perfect for your bedroom or family room, which compliments your couch while also relieving your stress after a long day from work. Although suited for your bedroom, green can also be used to cool things down in the kitchen (in case you don’t want too much excitement in there). This color promotes comfort, fertility, and togetherness which is considered a staple in family houses.

Neutrals color

Black, gray, white and brown are considered as neutral colors in the room; their purpose is to balance the scales in the place, to calm things down in case the color is too much. White can bring calmness but not as relaxed as blue does, a hint of black can give more depth on your room while brown gives a peaceful feeling.

Choosing colors for your new place can be quite hard, our advice, in the end, is to determine colors that fit your liking, or maybe consult with professional interior designer regarding the colors you want, they can give opinions and advice on the colors you like while also fitting the feel of your place.


How to clean your couch

Your couch is the second place where you can sit, lay and just laze around, besides the bed that is. And a sofa is a nest for bacterias, especially if you like to eat snacks while sitting on your couch, chips and small pieces of food might slip and becomes an excellent food for bacteria and germs. Cleaning your big sofa can be a hassle, but here we have listed several ways on how to clean your furniture, make sure you read this article to get rid of that dirt.

asdasdasdVacuum your couch

Use a hand vacuum or mini vacuum to clean your couch, make sure you get into the crevis where there’s a lot of dirt and pet hair in there. If you the cushions are removeable, remove them immediately and start cleaning deep inside the sofa. If you have a lot of pet hair on your couch, a lint roller will be the solution to all of your problems.

Clean the footasdasdasd

The foot of your sofa is most likely to be made out of wood or metal, and those materials are safe to be cleaned with water. Dip a cloth with warm water and a liquid dish soap, and just scrub the foot of your couch to clean it thoroughly.

Tip: if you have a sock that you need to wash you can use this to scrub the foot instead of using a cloth, this will save you time and detergent.

asdasdasdGetting rid of stains

Getting stains on your couch is something that we can’t avoid, sometimes spilling and accidents happen, but we’re here to help you get rid of the stains on your sofa. Mix some vinegar, dish soap and warm water for a DIY couch cleaner, which saves you some money and also harsh chemicals on your couch.

Tip: if you spilled coffee on your sofa, one of the steps that you can do is pour some flour and use a hand vacuum before proceeding to spray your DIY cleaner.

Give your couch some time to dry

One of the biggest mistake people do is not giving their sofa enough time to dry, if you try to sit on before your couch is dry is that it is still damp and it’ll get very smelly, which makes all of your hard work turn into a waste. If possible try to get some sunlight on your couch, this will kill some of the bacteria while also making sure your sofa doesn’t smell damp.…

The Pennsylvania Tree Resource Guide

Trees. They are an important part of Pennsylvania’s landscape and history, providing a wealth of benefits and ecological services to the residents and visitors of the Commonwealth. It’s right in our name – Pennsylvania means “Penn’s Woods” named for its founder William Penn. Nearly 60% (or 17 million acres) of Pennsylvania’s 28 million acres are forested.

Whether it a large tract of forested land, a small wooded homesite, a backyard shade tree, or a row of trees lining a community’s street, they all serve a purpose and provide benefits such as shade, color, beauty, wildlife habitat, clean water and air, and increase property values.

What is PA Trees?
This site was created as a place to learn about Pennsylvania’s trees, how to care for them, and tap into tree expertise across the Commonwealth. It is designed to help answer many of your questions such as:

How trees grow?
How should they be cared for?
What kind of tree should I plant?
How do trees help our lives and communities?
Why is my tree dying?
What species of trees do I have?
Is my tree safe or will it fail in the next storm?
How do I find a qualified arborist to care for my tree?
Will topping my tree really hurt it?
PA Trees will help you dispel old myths about tree care and find research-based information and resources that will help you care the trees that improve our quality of life.

PA Tree News
March 2
A Green Solution to Stormwater Management

Learn how urban tree plantings are helping to reduce stormwater, improving water quality. Recently, a PennVest grant was awarded to PA Community Forests to fund the planting of 1157 trees in 17 northeastern communities.
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Tree Owners Manual Available from the Forest Service

One common issue facing our urban forests is the fact that trees are dying prematurely. Many are planted improperly, setting them up for failure. Many do not receive regular maintenance. And few are adequately protected during construction projects. To help remedy this issue, the Forest Service has created this Tree Owner’s Manual.
Just like the owner’s manual that comes with automobiles and appliances, the Tree Owner’s Manual includes a parts list, instructions for installation, tips for troubleshooting common issues, recommended service, and more.
To download a copy, visit USDA Forest Service Tree Owners Manual
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February 5
Saving Elms at Penn State University

View a short video about Penn State University’s population of American Elm trees that survived Dutch Elm Disease but are now facing a new problem.
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