Water Gardening is the fastest growing segment of the horticultural world and over twenty five million Americans now enjoy the pleasures of splashing water, swimming fish and the myriad wonderful water plants. According to Lilypons, that number is increasing at the rate of 15 to 25 percent each year. And no wonder. There is just nothing like a small pool with a trickling stream, colorful fish, margin grasses and water lilies. Birds come down to bath and in fact, you can create an entire little ecosystem – a water world with a host of water related flora and fauna. The sound of water gurgling over rocks is the music my wife and I listen to each evening of patio dining throughout the spring and summer and well into fall.
Perhaps you have a lot of waste paper, either in the office, or as part of your manufacturing or production process. These bags can be used to store your waste paper in, and the paper can easily be taken for recycling when the bags are full.
A good concrete mix should be dull in appearance – a ‘shine’ to your mix probably means that there is too much water in the mix. To judge whether your mix is too wet or too dry, draw a shovel tip over the top of the mix to leave a series of ridges. If the ridges crumble, then your mix is too dry and if they settle back into the mix then it is too wet.
You can make many other types of garden ornaments from either hand made or commercial molds and you will find a ready sale for your products. By starting part time, in your garage, you eliminate all risk. Plywood and sheet metal are the only materials needed to make your cement block molds which makes starting cost low. The appropriate concrete mix is made from Portland cement, Gravel Delivery, sand and water in the correct proportions. As your business builds you can decide to go full time when you are ready.
A Rock Delivery soil with a pH of to is good for most plants but you should have an idea of what you want to plant and its optimal pH. The chosen topsoil should also have lots of organic matter.
If your company uses food ingredients, then you might want to buy them in bulk, in large bags that have been certified for food use. Why not buy or store your quantities of sugar or flour, or other ingredients in large builders bags?
If you have done your research, you have read all the recommendations of the pond “experts”: that if you build your pond over 24 inches deep and create hiding places in the rock, your fish will be safe from cranes. WRONG! Before I remodeled my pond, which is five feet deep, I sat in my office and from the window I watched a 5 foot crane land at the pond’s edge. Instantly the koi fish swam to the bottom of the pond for safety.
If however, you’re planting your herbs in soil you should considering adding a natural fertilizer (there’s nothing better than organic compost) so your herbs will receive vital nutrients.