Backyards represent a variety of things to different people; they can be places to enjoy nature, or a place for BBQ get-togethers in the summer. And for a others, backyards represent a safe space, with the act of gardening offering therapeutic respite. With 1 in 5 Adults diagnosed with a mental health condition in the U.S. each year, having a safe space can be beneficial. Backyard gardening offers natural meditation that can be beneficial for an individual or for someone working as part of a group, if you choose to garden in a community garden. Through tilling the soil, weeding, planting and watering, you can find true solace right in your backyard.
A lawn scarifier or dethatcher is a tool that removes thatch from lawns. Thatch consists of a buildup of organic debris such as dead grass, leaves, stems, moss, and weeds. This buildup can keep water, oxygen, and nutrients from properly penetrating the soil to the roots of the grass. When that happens, a great deal of the moisture will just sit on the surface, which can further increase the growth of moss.
Posted in Gardening on May 30, 2019
Around 77% of American households garden and in 2018, $47.8 billion was spent on lawn and garden products and services. However, gardening takes time and is a lot of hard work. Using the right tools and equipment for the job can make gardening a breeze turning it into a pleasurable activity instead of a tedious chore.
Even if you own best push lawn mower the chances are that on at least one occasion it would not start and in many instances the inability of the mower to start has meant the lawn did not get cut. Unfortunately there are many instances of this but it does not necessarily mean your plans have to be ruined as on many occasions the mower will start if certain procedures are carried out.
Nothing can be more stressful or scary than a situation where you have to face a downed tree after a heavy storm. It is best to anticipate and to be ready if the time comes when you and your family have to deal with a fallen tree.
Chaser bins are also referred to as grain auger wagons or grain carts, and they are extremely useful in large scale farms when harvest time comes around. The chaser bin is a tractor-towed trailer which has an auger conveyor mechanism built into it. Chaser bins typically have a high capacity, and on average, they can carry about 15 tonnes of grain at once.
Posted in Farming on Apr 25, 2019
Latest statistics show that almost 40% of agricultural land in the US is rented or leased from someone else, covering 354 million acres of land out of a total of 911 million acres dedicated to agricultural production. Farmland area is expected to be declining significantly and access to it remains formidable. If you are a landowner and have no plans to use it for agriculture or gardening, renting it out is a viable option given that farmland is in demand. However, before putting up your land for lease, there are several points to consider before leaving your signature on a lease contract.
Water features such as fountains, waterfalls, small ponds or even bird baths can be an elegant and natural addition to any commercial or residential area. Several creative options and ideas for water features have emerged following their increasing popularity.
Posted in Gardening on Apr 17, 2019
History attests that therapeutical use of herbs can be traced back to the ancient Egyptians and Chinese as well as in India and Mesopotamia. References in the Old Testament and other Sacred Scriptures of plants used for healing in religious ceremonies highlight the importance of some herbs used to protect and purify the soul, mind, and body, but they often come as an aid in injuries which help with their regenerating effect and antibacterial activity. Because of their attractive features in the gardens, they were assumed to have been valuable plants which often add flavor to culinary dishes and some cultures even consider them to be indispensable plants with magical properties.
Posted in Gardening on Apr 16, 2019
Stress is part of our daily lives, and a little pressure from time to time is not harmful. However, when prolonged, it can have adverse effects on our wellbeing. Prolonged stress may lead to depression, heart diseases, obesity, anxiety among many more. It is your responsibility to take care of yourself to live a healthy life, and the need to reduce stress has led many people into different calming activities including gardening, meditation, and yoga. Interacting with nature can lower your stress levels, and it does not require you to break the piggy bank.