Santa Barbara…What Better Place to Call Home?

It’s hard to beat the Santa Barbara area for incredible weather, beautiful views, and upbeat, friendly people. It’s why we want to live here and why I love my work as a real estate professional. This blog is my fun place, where I put up posts about local events, favorite restaurants, community information, occasional real estate tips and links to my monthly Santa Barbara real estate newsletter. I hope you like it! For in-depth real estate information, visit my site at www.SueIrwinRealtor.com or you can reach me at 805-705-6973 or email SueIrwinRealtor@gmail.com. Thanks – I would love to hear from you! – Sue Irwin

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About Sue Irwin, Realtor

How To Build A Potting Bench

This handy piece of outdoor furniture will serve as headquarters for your gardening gear. Even if you love gardening, re-potting plants or dividing flats can feel like a real chore if you have to scavenge for supplies in the dark corners of the garage. Park them on a dedicated workstation, however, and you’ll never waste time hunting them down again. Our simple, three-tier potting bench features a wire mesh backing that keeps your favorite hand tools right at your fingertips. If you plan to leave it outdoors, make sure you build it from cedar or exterior-grade lumber. An indoor bench should get a weather-resistant finish, at the very least, to prevent water, soil, and fertilizer from damaging the surface. And for those of you who don’t want to DIY this project, we have good news: There are potting benches on the market that suit all budgets. Just make sure the one you buy has a work surface at a comfortable height for you. Once you start using it, you’ll wonder how you ever did without this green thumb’s staple.