Sometimes Flowers Need Extra Protection

February 16, 2017 by · Comments Off on Sometimes Flowers Need Extra Protection 

Written by: California Mailboxes

While gardening generally requires a good amount of persistence and patience, gardens might need extra care and attention during the winter season. Some tender plants might unfortunately be at risk even in the lightest frost. Some plants might also require additional support to be able to grow properly. Fortunately there are several ways in which plants can be protected from the cold and wind.

Wrapping

In order to protect your plants from the adverse effects of winter wind and temperature, you might consider wrapping them gently. This will protect flowering plants and their delicate flowers especially.

Potting Flowers

You might also consider keeping your plants potted rather than planting them directly in the soil. This will enable you to move them into direct sunlight when they might be needing it and to keep them indoors if the need be.

Keeping them indoors

Delicate flowers might be better off indoors. They will also provide a touch of color to your room and uplift the decor.

Know when to do it

You might plan to start protecting your flowers even before winter is here. Otherwise they might already start getting damaged with the first winter winds.

Temporary greenhouse

You might protect your flowers by building a temporary greenhouse from fencing and visqueen. Electric fence supplies can also help to keep animals and insects at bay.

Rethink your lawn and garden strategy

December 20, 2016 by · Comments Off on Rethink your lawn and garden strategy 

Article Written by: California Mailboxes

Rain has been a problem for many parts of the country. The West Coast, especially California, faced one of the driest years in recorded history. The East coast is facing floods and other disasters. Those who are living in the West Coast may not be able to maintain their East Coast English Garden style any more. Severe drought in the West, especially in California, has caused water suppliers to cut water supplies and increase rates they charge for water.

Reducing the amount of lawn or eliminating them altogether is one option to save much sought after water. Instead people who live on the West Coast should consider Mediterranean gardens that use less water, promote pollination and cut down air and noise pollution associated with lawns. Winter planting is ecologically optimal for new gardens. Do your homework before you rethink your garden strategy. Also talk to your local garden shop or city’s water department. They may be a wealth of information about water efficient gardens and plants. Find water wise, fire resistant, and bug free plants. The more time you spend on researching alternative plant palettes for your next garden, the more successful you will be getting a dream garden. Planning is the key.

Protect Your Animals with an Electric Fence

February 12, 2016 by · Comments Off on Protect Your Animals with an Electric Fence 

1By Farm Supply Store

If you own any type of animal that needs to get outside, it’s probably a good idea to install a fence. Whether you have dogs or cows, fences are necessary for letting your animal get outside, run around and even eat without needing your constant attention.

That being said, there are a ton of options out there to choose from. Of all of them, an electric dog fence is probably the way to go. Even if you’re using it for some other type of animal, this version is bound to give you the best results.

For one thing, obviously, this type of a fence is going to keep your animals on one side and any unwanted creatures on the other. That’s the whole point.

But it’s also very affordable too. As long as you do some shopping around, you’ll find that it can be a very cost-effective measure.

Then there’s the fact that it can be installed virtually anywhere. If you have a large property with woody areas, you can just install the fence right through it without having to alter the vegetation in any way.

An electric fence brings more to the table than any other option on the market and you won’t have to break the bank either.

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No matter what kinds of animals you own, electric fence installation should be a priority. Farm fencing has come a very long way in a very short amount of time, which means Farm Supply Store can handle this at a very affordable price.

The Different Door Material Types

November 30, 2015 by · Comments Off on The Different Door Material Types 

 photo The Different Door Material Types_zps6lwrcrd2.pngWhen purchasing a new entry door, there are a variety of materials to choose from. Some of the most popular include: wood, fiberglass, and steel. Each of these materials are unique in their own way in that they each have selective characteristics that differentiate from each other. One thing that all of them do have in common however, are that they are all commonly used as an entry door due to their sturdiness and aesthetically pleasing looks.

Wood

Wooden doors are a common option for homes because of their grainy look to them. Beautiful to the eye, wooden doors can withstand lots of damage to them while also giving your home a natural finish to it. One of the issues with wood though is that they can warp and bend over time due to weather factors. Wood is generally the most expensive material for an entry door. But, many homeowners can vouch that these doors sometimes make the home. If you’re looking to purchase a wooden door, be sure that you don’t settle for the lowest price as will lead to nothing but problems.

Fiberglass

Fiberglass doors have become more popular in today’s home because they resist denting and scratching, require little maintenance, and can look like a wood-grain if desired. Quality is important when it comes to fiberglass simply because you don’t want it to fall apart.

Steel

Steel doors are durable and a cheaper option. They are set apart from other materials by their gauge number. The higher the number, the thinner the steel will be. Because of how inexpensive they are, they have become a common choice for door replacements. Also note that they come in a large variety of styles and colors.

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Density Matters for Foam Seat Cushions

September 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on Density Matters for Foam Seat Cushions 

Foam Seat CushionsWhen it comes to selecting the right foam for a replacement sofa cushion, density matters. Choose a foam that will stand up to the constant pressure of people sitting on it in order to have cushions that will last.

Written by the Foam Factory, Inc.

Replacing the foam in your sofa cushions is a great way to breathe new life into an older piece of furniture. With a small investment of time and money, you can get your couch to feel as comfortable as it did when it was first purchased. However, not just any foam will do. You need to make sure that you are buying the right cushion foam in order to get the right feel for your sofa.

You might be tempted to go down to your local fabric store and purchase a low density piece of foam to use as the replacement foam cushion. While this can work as a short-term fix if you need something cheap and quickly, you’re also getting what you pay for. Low-density foams will compact and wear down quickly, meaning that you’ll soon have the same problems with uncomfortable foam cushions that you had before.

Instead, it’s important to purchase a foam that is dense enough to last through years of use. As you might expect, the seats on your sofa will see the most impact, so it’s important that they have the foam with the highest density levels. One way to tell this is by looking at the Indentation Load Deflection (ILD) rating of the foam. This is a basic rating that shows the density of the foam. You’ll typically want a foam with an ILD of 25-35 for your sofa seat cushions. Back cushions will receive less constant pressure and can be a lighter density, usually between 15-25 ILD.

The Foam Factory, Inc. is one of the largest manufacturers of replacement foam for couches, sofas and other furniture. They offer low rates and can handle custom orders.

 

The Benefits of an Electric Fence

September 8, 2015 by · Comments Off on The Benefits of an Electric Fence 

By Farm Supply Store

Most people would love to have a fence for their homes. Most people would also imagine the same type of fence too. It would be wooden or chain-linked. However, not everyone has the same needs. If you live in a rural area, an electric fence wire probably makes a lot more sense. You probably want to increase your property value, which fences are great for, but you probably also have a number of animals in the area that you’d like to keep out. Those of you living on a farm also want to keep your animals in place too.

Farmsupplystore2This is why an electric fence installation makes so much sense. It’s the most practical type of fencing for those who live in the country and have unique needs that must be met. It also helps that this type of fencing is more affordable than ever. In fact, if you’re even remotely handy, you can probably handle installation all on your own.

Furthermore, unlike other types of fences, this kind won’t block your view. Living in a rural area means you probably have an amazing landscape to take in from every window. So don’t miss out on this amazing element by installing a big fence that will take away from it.

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Whether you need an electric dog fence or something a bit more traditional, the option you’re looking for can be found at Farm Supply Store. You’ll love the selection and experience they have to offer, plus their affordable prices.

Add a Fence for a Better Yard

August 8, 2015 by · Comments Off on Add a Fence for a Better Yard 

By Farm Supply Store

Every house has a backyard. Although it may not be the most prominent feature—being behind the house, after all—it’s still one you should pay attention to. For one thing, it may still be plenty visible to many. If nothing else, you see it all the time and what about when you have guests over? On nice days, a lot of people enjoy sitting out on their deck or patio and enjoying a view that involves the backyard.

Farmsupplystore2There are a number of ways you can go about making your backyard look much better. You can add a garden. You could build a patio or even a grotto. Some people install fire pits. However, no addition is going to be as prominent, yet practical as having a fence. Gardens come close, but hey, you can always add a garden fence to the equation.

At Farm Supply Store, Jason Governo has been helping people pick out the best possible fence for years. No matter what kind of home you have or what kind of fence you have in mind, you’ll find a fence that makes the most sense for your needs and looks amazing all at the same time.

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Every backyard should have a good fence, especially if you own animals or want to keep wild ones at bay. Fortunately, Farm Supply Store makes it easy to find the perfect solution for your needs, which even includes a Gallagher fence 

Tips for buying and installing an electric fence

July 20, 2015 by · Comments Off on Tips for buying and installing an electric fence 

Written by Farm Supply Store

Training a new dog to not cross a boundary or a garden fence is much easier when using an electric dog fence. They are very effective and your dog can be trained in as little as 48 hours. As a deterrent to your beloved pet accidently running onto the road and getting injured, it is well worth the investment. The following tips will help you save some time, money and hassle when considering an electric fence for your dog.

Before you go out and buy a system, consult your vet. Depending on the breed, type or medical condition of your dog, an electric fence might not actually be appropriate. You do not want to cause any harm to your pet. In addition if it were ineffective for your type of dog then you would have wasted a lot of money.

Mark out the area you want covered and measure the perimeter. This makes it easier when buying and self-installation. For professional installations it saves a lot of time and money as installation time is generally charged by the hour. It also makes other choices like whether to use aluminum wire much easier.

Once you have bought and it is partially setup, test the wire before you bury it. You want to make sure the system works properly before putting it underground and then having to dig it up because it doesn’t work.

Farm Supply Store in store specializing in quality fencing products such as a gallagher Fence.

Electric Fences Are Vital

June 20, 2015 by · Comments Off on Electric Fences Are Vital 

By Farm Supply Store

When most people think of fencing, they usually imagine the chain link variety. Others may think of the beautiful kind you see surrounding large properties or that might pop up in the suburbs. Whatever the case, these just aren’t options that will work for some of us.

farmsupply1Have you been thinking about getting a fence because you own livestock and want to keep them where they belong? Perhaps you’re worried about another large animal you own. Maybe it’s that you’re more concerned with the predators that live in your area. Your livestock could be at risk because of coyotes or wolves.

If any of this sounds familiar, obviously, you can’t go with some cosmetic fence and hope that it will be enough. Not only will you spend a small fortune on it, but you’ll also be disappointed when they don’t turn out to be very pragmatic.

Instead, get wire fencing that runs an electric current. Electric fences are some of the best ways to keep your animals safe from themselves as well as from the predators that would like to eat them. With a simple electric fence tester, you can always sleep well at night knowing that your investment will keep your animals safe and sound, come what may.

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If you own livestock, large animals or are worried about predators around your property, you need an electric fence. Fortunately, Farm Supply Store has all the products you need for the job and then some.

Protecting Your Garden from Pests

March 17, 2014 by · Comments Off on Protecting Your Garden from Pests 

Mastering the art of gardening can seem like a battle in and of itself. It seems impossible to get something to actually grow, and then once it has started growing there is the chance that some four legged creature will come and destroy your hard work. Whether you are raising a vegetable garden or a flower garden, pests are exactly that. If you want to stop them, here are some tips that will keep your garden well-protected.

Identify the Threat

The first thing you need to do is identify what you’re dealing with. Bugs are easy to spot if you know what to look for. Snails leave a trail wherever they go, and you can tell bugs have been around by the small bite marks they leave on your plants. Look for holes in leaves, tell-tale signs that something is crawling around in there. Larger animals can be harder to spot, or at least harder to catch in the act. You might see evidence that something was there, but without identification you don’t know whether you’re dealing with a rabbit or a deer.

You should also decide what is acceptable to you. If pests are merely causing aesthetic damage to a crop you will eat, then it may not be worth taking drastic action. Ask neighbors about the animals they deal with and check for droppings to confirm your suspicions.

Erect Barriers

A garden fence can be a powerful deterrent if installed properly. An elevated garden box will help to keep away small insects, but fencing deters larger animals and makes it harder to reach your crops. You can use standard wire-mesh fencing to enclose the garden, with a gate for in and out entry. Slanted fences have an electrical barrier, so a professional is recommended for these installations. Stone or wood fences are also great deterrents, as deer are less likely to hop over them in fear of getting trapped. Plastic fencing is cheap and useful, and it’s easier to install by yourself. Just don’t expect it to hold up well against the elements for very long.

Use Repellents

Human hair is a surprisingly strong deterrent for wild animals. Next time you visit the barber, ask him or her to keep your clippings so you can spread them around the garden. There is also a natural mixture made of egg and water that will help deter larger animals from chowing down on your trees and bushes.

Use Plants as Deterrents

Aside from wire fencing, you can use actual plants as deterrents. You might need to do some research on the particular animal you are dealing with, but you can actually find flowers and shrubs that will look attractive in your garden while serving a practical purpose.
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