Signs That Reticulation System Must Be Repaired

Having a healthy lawn will surely involve plenty of work. But, this only happens if you decide to do most of the tasks manually. Today, you can pick to be smarter by investing in reliable maintenance equipment. Duties related to lawn care can be performed much easier and faster. Furthermore, you just require a few bucks to carry it out. To make lawn maintenance a lot simpler and easier, one of many ways of consider is to install a reticulation system. Indeed, lots of residents with lawns and garden prove that this is a very worthy investment as it provides lots of great benefits.

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Enjoying a lush garden consists of common sense, adequate soil conditions and suitable reticulation equipment. Although reticulation system enables you to dedicate energy and time elsewhere, if you don’t occasionally check the system, you could be pouring money down the drain. Breaks, leaks, broken fittings and split pipes are typical mishaps and much water can be wasted particularly if irrigation is under pressure. You should be careful at looking at these signs.

1) Damaged valves and hoses
Instead of reducing water consumption, there are times when lawn owners notice that reticulation systems use too much water. Among the best ways to ensure your systems are properly working is to check valves and hoses. In due time, hose and valve fittings can be damaged or may loosen, which may cause leaks. So, if you locate loose or damaged fittings, you have to change it instantly to save lots of water.

2) Excess water on driveways and sidewalks
There is also the more serious issue of pipes being outlined badly. While rare, it is a serious situation in as much as these pipes supply water for the whole system. Not only this, but it is rather more serious when one considers the sheer amount of water that may be lost.

3) Insufficient water flow
As most lawn owners make full use of metal pipes, you’ll find instances when rust can block the holes in your systems, which might then be the reason for insufficient water flow. To eliminate this issue, you need to inspect pipes once a month to make sure that the pipes aren’t rusted.

4) Muddy lawn
Digging is one of the significant activities in a lawn or garden. There are circumstances that pipes gets broken because of the weight of anything above the ground or possibly due to the holes brought on by digging. As a result, there is a water overflow and the area where the pipe break occurred will likely be muddy..

5) Brown spots on your turf

If however, you will still find brown spots or areas in your lawn, most likely the reason is that water isn’t hitting to that area. observe and see if your reticulation system works as how you have intended it and see if your lawn is getting the proper amount of water.

 

 

Choose Healthy Fats

Did you know that fat is an essential nutrient that your body needs on a daily basis? In fact, without enough (good) fat in your diet, your risk for developing major illness such as heart disease, blood vessel disease and atherosclerosis significantly increases.

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Fat is a nutrient necessary for your health. While various fats in foods have different effects on health, some fats offer health-protective benefits. Consider including foods with these fats, in moderation, to your meals.

Omega-3 Fats

Omega-3 fatty acids are a type of polyunsaturated fatty acids that may help lower cholesterol levels and support heart health.

What to Eat

Fatty Fish: Current dietary recommendations are to include fish in your meals at least twice a week. Fish high in omega-3 fats are salmon, albacore tuna (fresh and canned), sardines, lake trout and mackerel.

Walnuts: Walnuts are rich in vitamin E and an excellent plant-based source of omega-3. Add walnuts to cereal, salads or muffins. Try walnut oil in salad dressings and sautés, too.

All Vegetable Oils: Replace solid fats such as butter or margarine with oils when cooking or baking. It works well for sautéing and stir-frying.

Flaxseed: Add ground flaxseed to breakfast cereal, yogurt, baked goods including breads and muffins or mixed dishes and casseroles. Or, drizzle flaxseed oil over quinoa or use it for salad dressing. (Your body cannot break down whole flaxseeds to access the omega-3-containing oil.)

Eggs: Some chickens are given feed that is high in omega-3s so their eggs will contain more as well. When buying eggs, check the package label.

Monounsaturated Fats

Monounsaturated fats improve blood cholesterol levels, which can decrease your risk of heart disease.

What to Eat

Nuts: In addition to heart-healthy fats, nuts are a good source of protein, fiber and a variety of vitamins and minerals. Just keep portion control in mind. One portion of nuts is equal to 1 ounce or ⅓ cup and provides approximately 160 to 180 calories.

Read more: http://www.eatright.org/resource/food/nutrition/dietary-guidelines-and-myplate/choose-healthy-fats

22 Things to Do During a Blizzard Katie Sweeney by KATIE SWEENEY

“During snowstorm or blizzard, it is imperative to know the differences between watches and warnings in order to properly prepare or take the appropriate actions and stay safe.  Before any sort of wintry weather, a winter storm survival kit should be kept in a secure place in case of emergency.  To stay safe during this winter storm situation it is important that the necessary precautions are taken prior to the storm’s arrival.”

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Did you know that there is a blizzard slamming the East coast with snow right now? If you live there, you’re in the middle of it and if you don’t, you’ve seen it all over the news and your Instagram feed, so I’m assuming you answered, “yes, silly!” to to that question. Although, I’m writing this from California where the sun is shining, I can’t help but fantasize about what I would do if stuck at home in a blizzard. It seems like a thrilling experience: being forced to stay inside because there is too much snow outside. I’m a fan of fireplaces, fur blankets, and frothy cocoa, so I thought I’d come up with the ultimate ‘to do in a blizzard’ bucket list. In case you’re at home and bored with nothing to do while the snow whistles outside your window, here’s 22 fun ways to pass the time.

  1. Play a board game. Choose an old school one that you have not played in forever. Props if it’s called Mall Madness.
  2. Transform your bathroom into a home spa. Light scented candles, fill a bath with bubbles and hot water, and relax. Give yourself a manicure and pedicure. Use all those samples of expensive spa products that are taking up space in the bottom drawer of your bathroom vanity!
  3. Start reading a new book.
  4. Binge watch that television show you’ve been hearing so much about.
  5. Have a movie marathon. Pick a genre (romantic comedy, period drama, etc.) or actress (Julia Roberts, Reese Witherspoon, etc.) and watch three movies in a row that feature that genre or actress.

Read more: http://www.mydomaine.com/things-to-do-during-snowstorm?utm_source=hgtv.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=pubexchange_module

Metal Roofing: An Unlikely Way to Reduce Waste and Save Energy

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When you think green home stops at your living rooms or outdoor spaces, then you must haven’t heard of the new trend! You can now actually go eco-friendly with your roof! By installing a metal roofing in your home you will be surprised of how it will benefit you and your family.

“Of the various home improvement green solutions, metal roofing is definitely one that is gaining great popularity even among the most skeptical homeowners and buyers.”

 

Read here: http://www.triplepundit.com/2014/08/metal-roofing-unlikely-way-reduce-waste-save-energy/