NEW! Spillway Bowl Inspired by our own construction crew, the Aquascape Spillway Bowl, Basin and Stand allows for an unlimited amount of installation possibilities. The Aquascape Spillway Bowl and Basin can be installed as a standalone disappearing water feature, or several spillway bowls can be linked together for an amazing display. Aquascape Spillway Bowls can also be used in combination with the Aquascape Large AquaBasin®. The Aquascape Spillway Bowl creates a beautiful spilling water feature that can be added to any pond or pool creating an instant waterfall. Spillway Bowls can also easily be linked together creating a unique modern standalone water feature. Made from durable GFRCUnique and beautiful patina finishLight weight and easy to install
Lemon queen sunflowers for pollinators I haven’t planted sunflowers in many years, but one of my goals this year is to plant a row of Lemon Queens. Lemon Queen is an open-pollinated heirloom variety that provides ample nectar and pollen. It is widely known to attract an amazing variety of pollinators, including many types of bees and butterflies. Lemon Queen sunflowers grow six to ten feet tall and produce blooms 10 to 12 inches across from mid-summer into fall. They do best in well-drained soil in full sun throughout USDA hardiness zones 3-9. The plants have a central stalk with several side stalks that each produce a flower.
CrystalWash - A Whole New Clean In two independent studies Crystal Wash was proven to be more effective in washing 4 out of 5 of the most stained colors. The only color Crystal Wash was not ‘More Effective’ was White, however the results were very close… Another additional test showed that on a scale of 1 to 5 in cleaning Whites (1 being the worst stain removing and 5 being the best), that Detergent scored a 4.5 and Crystal Wash scored a 4.0. So you can rest assured Crystal Wash is effective in cleaning all your laundry colors. ***Color Comparison Study Conducted by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. ***White Stain Removing Study Conducted by SGS Testing & Control Services.
How To Make Hypertufa-Concrete* Balls This is the first in a series of How To posts inspired by good friend and fellow Tennessee blogger, Gail of Clay and Limestone. She suggested a post be written on how to make the concrete balls that were shown in a recent post about the concrete projects that have been done over the years at the Fairegarden. Click here to read about Fun With Concrete. How to Build a Log Hive In the latest issue of Permaculture magazine (PM83) Jonathan Powell explores the ancient practice of beekeeping - low intervention and using a living tree. Here he explains how you can use a log as a hive, even if you don't have a tree the right size. Not everybody has a forest with trees of 80cm (30in) diameter in their back garden, so alternatively, a log of 60cm (24in) girth and 1.4m (55in) length can be used, suspended in a tree and elevated on a platform or even kept in traditional style apiaries (but this starts moving away from the preference of the bee). Log hives have been used for thousands of years; the earliest recorded log hive was found in Switzerland and dated to 3,380 BC. Log hives can use the same construction method as tree hives, although many alternative hollowing techniques are possible, including: - Burning a pre-drilled log core above a fire using a metal sheet with a hole to concentrate the fire to the centre of the log
5 Extraordinary DIY Eco Homes With the earth shifting so rapidly, we need to build housing that reflects our connections with the earth and with one another. There are so many different types of off grid, sustainable living houses that are incredibly cheap to create! Here are a few good ones: 4 Homemade Traps to Get Rid of Fruit Flies Fruit flies are the bane of many homeowners existence. They have a crazy short life span, going from egg to adulthood in 8-10 days, which means they reproduce at a ridiculously fast rate. They thrive in moist, damp places, such as sink/garbage disposal drains, and are attracted to fruits and other foods-particularly ones that are fermenting or rotting (they clearly have no taste.) To get rid of the nasty little buggers, try these 5 homemade fruit fly traps & methods to clear out your home. 1. Apple Cider Vinegar Trap
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How To Build A Living Playhouse That helps Kids To Understand Nature The digital age is a blessing and a curse. It allows us all, kids included, to expand our universe beyond anything our parents could have imagined. On the other hand, all too often, kids spend countless hours glued to a screen instead of ‘doing’. Here’s a fun and educational way to divert them from the indoors to the great oudoors… help them to build a living playhouse! 10 Tips for Getting Rid of Fruit Flies If you've ever battled a fruit fly infestation in your home (and who hasn't, really?), you know just how hard it is to get rid of fruit flies. These tiny pests breed quickly, and can survive long after you've disposed of all your suspect fruits and vegetables. Winning the battle against fruit flies requires patience and persistence.
Build a Wood Folding Sling Chair, Deck Chair or Beach Chair - Adult Size Dimensions are shown above. Preparation Instructions: Fill all holes with wood filler and let dry. New Beehive Lets Honey Be Harvested Without Disturbing Bees Beehive technology has changed little in centuries, but an Australian father and son believe they have a better way, and it's getting a lot of people excited. Besides enabling many individuals to harvest their own honey, the idea may play a role in fighting the problems that plague bee populations. Bees tend to be rather protective of the food stores they have put so much energy into producing. To avoid being stung, apiarists wear protective suits, put on visors, and use smoke to reduce the likelihood of attacks.
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