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Monthly Archives: March 2017

Sprinkling Pump

When it comes to lawn irrigation, several types of pumps are suitable for the job. However not all of these types may be an exact fit for your existing lawn sprinkler system. The one that you go for should work with your water source and the kind of sprinkler system that you have.

Centrifugal pumps are one of the most popular choices for lawn sprinkling or lawn irrigation. Reasonably priced and easy to install, these do need regular priming especially before use, for water suction purposes.

The submersible pump is another type wherein the installation takes place underwater. Although this type of pump is usually sold at a higher price than most centrifugal pumps, they tend to perform wonderfully for lawn irrigation. With their submersible design however, these may be more difficult to clean and maintain than centrifugal pumps.

For bigger lawns and more complex landscapes, turbine pumps are most ideal. Also known as jet pumps, these pumps combine the design of the centrifugal and submersible pumps, wherein the motor is installed above ground level while the pump itself is located below. Since it can take on bigger irrigation tasks, a turbine is usually the most expensive.

There are pumps designed especially for lawn sprinkling, which are available in different capacities. The bigger or wider the lawn, the higher is its requirement for pump capacity. Smaller pumps are sufficient to provide watering cycles to narrow lawns or a small patch of garden. If water pressure in your property is not enough to power your sprinkler system, a booster pump can be a good choice.

Decorating the Pathway

Pathways are extremely important when it comes to homes. People don’t want to step on the grass in order to get to the door in case there is damp sand that gets stuck to their shoe. It does not need to be anything special but there has to be some kind of guideline.

People love the idea of walking between rose bushes or trees to get to their final destination. To the guest or the homeowner, that greenery can seem like a path to a sanctuary. In many fairy tales, a hidden cottage is found in the middle of a beautiful forest that can only be seen by a special person.

Be careful of creating paths or patterns in perfect geometric shapes. It may seem pleasing to the perfectionist but a person who has to take a turn at a sharp corner may simply cut across the grass because it would be easier that way. If you really want to keep people on the pathway, you can add a few leafy plants along the side of the walkway which will encourage people to remain on it and not cut across the grass.

You need this kind of pleasant atmosphere to lead the person to the front door. A door is a threshold that shows a person where the property of another person starts. An outsider who opens it with permission understands that they are welcome and it is important to make that person feel welcome. To achieve this, a door with sidelights or glass panels works perfectly. This is where you can experiment with perfect geometric shapes. Just like many houses have these same kinds of shapes so should your door.

A good way to work with contrasting coloured doors is by making the frame white which will oppose the colour of the door which is mahogany or chestnut. This will add lovely character to your home and will not make the dark of the wood seem so intimidating.

All about Landscape Rake

1. For anyone who has a large field or pasture, you know how challenging it can be to keep the debris and weeds under control. A wide toothed rake can help make the job much easier. There are many models that can be towed behind a tractor.

2. If you live in an area that gets a lot of snow, like I do, there are long handled rakes that make it possible for you to safely remove the snow from your roof.

No climbing up on a slippery, wobbly ladder. Just reach up with the rake and pull the snow off.

3. If you live near a shoreline such as at a beach or on a river or lake, you can get a rake that will help you control the weeds. You can also get rakes that make it easy for you to groom the sand and remove debris.

These rakes are great for sand traps on golf courses too.

4. Many people have gravel drives or gravel roads that they must keep maintained. A rake can make that job much easier. Whether you are just fixing a spot here and there or if you are completely redoing the whole drive, having the right tool for the job will make it easier and faster.

5. If you are putting in a new lawn you can find rakes for that too. You will need to remove all the rocks and get the soil as smooth as possible before you seed.


Nice paver collection: the excellent paver collection are ready included with stones like travertine, granite, slate, limestone and most famous quartzite. There are varieties of colors available and among those colors and designs you can go for Aegean Pearl, Atlantic blue, Basalt Blue, coliseum, Cordoba noche, Durango Cream, Fossil Rustic Gauged, fossil rustic hand cut etc

Pool coping: If you want to make the pool area more graceful then it will surely be a good option to take go for pool copings. To cap the pool there are various designs are available such as Aegean Pearl, Atlantic Blue, California gold caps, California gold pool coping, California gold wainscot sill, charcoal rust, desert gray caps and much more

Select patterns with versatility: the backyard of your house can be nicely designed with various versatile patterns. Here you can surely go for the designs such as Autumn, California Gold, Country classic, Earth slate, Golden White, Ivory Onyx, multi classic, silver travertine, Tuscany beige, Tuscany chateaux etc.

Use cobbles: to give a rustic and antique look to your exterior, then opt for cobbles. It will surely be a nice option. These are available with weatherproof technology. There are varieties of applications that you will surely get for make the exterior excellent. You can surely opt for Belgian Rock, French Vanilla, Giallo Fantasia, Impala Black and much more.

Use flagstones: Flagstones are something very unique to look and these will surely give an excellent look to your garden and pool area. You can select the stones with the designs like Buffalo Grey, California Gold, Fossil Rustic, Golden white, Pennsylvania Bluestone, Sonoran gold and many more styles.