Do you know how artificial grass works? Artificial turf from back in the day is nothing compared to today’s varieties. If any of you personally handled the former turf varieties, it had a very thin layer of acrylic-like backing, and the fibers were fairly short and looked ribbon-like instead of grass-like. It is important to pay attention first to the backing, because it could easily clog due to the material the fibers were woven into as well as the no-slip covering on the back. Shift your focus now to the difference in grass blades or grass fibers. Today these fibers are being made from several different types of materials and even combinations of materials to serve two purposes: look more grass-like and to withstand the common aggressors of grass such as pets and sports.
No matter where you are and how the weather systems have beaten up your area, this month begins several outdoor activities that are tough on lawns of all sizes. To sum up what Joe Dimaggio once said about baseball season’s opening day: There is always excitement about opening day regardless of how many you watch or attend. The excitement is magical and gives you a swift kick because you think the best thing ever is going to happen similar to that of a child’s view of a birthday party or Christmas Day.
Children everywhere love playtime. If you asked a child what their favorite period at school was, an overwhelming majority would say recess. But what makes their time spent in the playground so fun for them? Is it the fresh air? The exciting games they play? The types of playground equipment they interact with? Regardless of the answer, most playgrounds worldwide are covered with sand. Increasingly, newly installed play areas feature more eco-friendly surfaces such as rubber mats, rubber mulch and even artificial grass. Why do you think new playground constructions are making the switch from sand to a different ground covering?
The talk of the nation has recently involved the deep freeze that has started to overshadow the majority of the US, especially the East Coast. But what happens when the snow and ice melts? Many low-laying areas become saturated with water and unfortunately face flood warnings.
The concern for safety is of utmost importance, and homeowners and commercial property owners need to be aware of the accompanying environmental effects. For areas that are not suffering the extreme frigid temperatures and overabundance of snow and/or ice, some precautionary measures may need to be taken into consideration.
I have been cooped up inside for a couple of days. First it was super wet. My owners call it rain. Then we had some weird digging and stuff going on outside today. I wanted to show my owner I could help, but he would not let me. I could not believe all of my favorite spots were being dug up and tossed away. I wanted so badly to play in the fresh dirt and re-mark all my spots. Instead I stuck my wet nose on the window and stared out at everything I have ever known be ripped apart.
My owner is getting older. I have been his constant companion for many years now. I remember being a fur ball tumbling around him inside and outside, and the first time I ever was given a rawhide from him. I was there when it was snowing and too hot for my panting to cool me down. I have watched him come and go with his weird metal rod bars that I think could be perfect for a game of fetch. The little balls he uses are too tough for my teeth these days though. I prefer the soft, flexible feel of my favorite tennis ball.
It is that time of year again. While most people are busy with holiday parties and buying gifts for one another, businesses and organizations are usually stressed out. Either they have too much remaining at the end of fourth quarter, or they are reallocating the upcoming fiscal years’ spending plans. The news across the nation has featured many educational and regional budgets being cut. Those cuts affect primarily schools, parks and community centers.
Because of these cuts, accountants are looking for any way to boost up their organizations and companies and keep them in the green now and during tax season, which by the way, is right around the corner. Luckily, you live in a world where EnvyLawn is present. EnvyLawn uses 100% recyclable materials to create their artificial turf, and by you using it, you could be a candidate in receiving LEED credits.
I am a popular home appliance. You might think I am noisy. Some like the smell of my work after I finish, while others do this thing called sneezing. I myself am powered by this wonderful drink called gasoline. This salve, named oil, also keeps me running smoothly. I have heard of my relatives being lazy and powered by their owners or so charged up in their batteries by bolts of electricity.
Lately, a lot of my buddies and relatives have been sitting on the shelves of the local home improvement stores. I keep waiting to hear about the type of grass my cousin or nephew gets to work on, but I have not heard from them in almost six months. I guess that is due to their owners changing things up in their yards.
Most of America has been there. It is a mortifying experience to be standing in line at the check out just to find out your debit or credit card has been declined. Insistent the money is there, you urge the cashier to try again. Meanwhile you are mentally running down your recent expenses and budget. Something still is not adding up.
Try retracing your financial steps with the following questions:
- Have major bills such as house and vehicle payments, insurance premiums and property taxes been paid?
- Have there been any significant repairs on home or vehicle?
- Were there increases in your grocery or take out bills?
- Have you covered a dining out cost for someone else?
- Have you been taking care of your lawn?
This is where most people overlook the true costs of landscaping.
You already have a lot of things on your plate. If you are like most adults, you have a variety of responsibilities including your job, family relationships, friendships, owning a home, having kids and having pets. Dealing with potentially dangerous pests and reptiles is not something that is at the forefront of your mind.
Potentially lethal pests and reptiles, which can harm your family, pets and home, are scorpions, snakes and termites. Having a home inspection can help locate the potential for these dangers or find the source if they have previously been an issue. It does not completely eliminate the possibility for these pests to return in the future.
“I like this home!”
“Oh. Look at that backyard. It would be perfect for entertaining guests!”
“This home is also an option, but would it be hard to maintain the large yard and trees?”
Does this sound familiar? With a buyer’s market still in place, many homes on your block have gone up for sale or rent. Home renovations have been on the rise, and people have been considering options or browsing for daydreaming.