Farmers: Routing More Water With Less Waste


If you're depending on a well pump to deliver water to crops and serve to livestock, there's a lot of potential waste that could leave you high and dry. Many ground water sources are replenished as other nearby water sources spread their contents and regular rain showers enter the area, but a dry season may mean poor or no water until the next big rain. Take a look at a few ways to make sure that every pump of your water source goes to a meaningful place after the well.

24 December 2015

3 Safety Tips To Follow When Using A Wood Chipper


Using a wood chipper can be a handy way to get rid of unwanted wood and to create mulch. You can rent a wood chipper to use for this purpose, but you have to be careful. Wood chippers can be dangerous, but following these safety tips will help you stay safe when you're using this piece of equipment. 1. Dress Properly for the Job First of all, you should make sure that you are dressed properly before using a wood chipper.

23 December 2015

Building A New Property And Worried About The Lawn? Have An Inground Sprinkler Installed Right Away


If you are building a new house and you are wondering what to do with landscaping, make sure you consider adding a sprinkler system to the project. Adding the sprinkler at the time of construction prevents you from having to dig the ground up at a later time, and there are many benefits. The sprinkler systems today include moisture detection, self-timers, wireless control and more. Here are just a few of the reasons you want to consider using a sprinkler system outside your home.

21 December 2015

Buying Your First Christmas Tree? Tips For Purchasing A Real One


There are approximately 15,000 Christmas tree farms in the United States, and Christmas tree cultivation is an agricultural forestry that employs over 100,000 people. When you buy a real Christmas tree from a Christmas tree farm, you are not only getting a beautiful tree, but helping the economy. Below are some tips on picking out your first Christmas tree this year so you can have it ready for Santa to put presents underneath.

17 December 2015

Looking To Buy Farm Land? Important Questions To Ask Before Signing Any Purchase Agreement


Whether you are buying land to build a new agricultural business or farming operation or growing the size of an existing one, you should be aware that the process of purchasing land can present problems that can be both costly and difficult to resolve. Because the ownership of large tracts of rural land may have been retained by the same owner or owners for many generations, it can be more apt to develop encroachments and other boundary issues than a residential lot, that changes ownership every few years.

16 December 2015

Protecting Your Terracotta Pots From Winter Damage


The porosity of terracotta serves a worthy garden purpose by allowing water to evaporate out of the soil and air to infiltrate and cool the roots. However, it also is the very thing that makes them vulnerable to freezing winter temperatures, as moisture in the clay expands and causes the pot to crack. Not all terracotta pots are created equal, and there are steps you can take to protect them from sure destruction.

14 December 2015