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Does it Pay to Step Cut When Flat Sawing?

Mon, 05 May 2008 12:30:00 CDT

In a word, yes. Many contractors shy away from step cutting when cutting through a slab in preparation for breaking and removal. The typical excuses run from not wanting to change saw blades to time constraints to basically not thinking it makes any difference.



Proper Set Up Is The Key To Successful Core Drilling

Mon, 07 Apr 2008 09:30:00 CDT

Core drilling is an area of the construction industry that many general contractors like to sublet. We want to show to everybody how to do their own core drilling.



7 Tips To Buying Used Chainsaws

Fri, 31 Aug 2007 02:00:00 CDT

The question of whether it makes more sense to buy used chainsaws over new machines is often asked and to be honest, there are a number of scenarios which need to be considered.

Budget is one consideration. If you are working on a limited budget then looking for a used chainsaw may be a wise option. However, if you have the money to spend then buying new is probably a better option.



Growing Bamboo Plants In Five Easy steps!

Fri, 24 Aug 2007 02:00:00 CDT

Growing bamboo plants is not that difficult even for the worst green thumb in the world and should be a straightforward exercise.

However, there are some delicate stages bamboo will go through during it's early phase and we'll present a simple 5 step process to getting your plant into the ground, ready to face the world!

Bamboos are very hardy and will enhance the appearance of any garden.



Terracotta Pots all the Rage

Sat, 18 Aug 2007 02:00:00 CDT

Although terracotta has been used architecturally for many centuries, it wasn't until a couple of decades ago that people started to use it for household purposes. It's hardly surprising that the benefits of terracotta pots were soon realised as the thickness of them guarantees resistance to weather and ageing and they are plant friendly due to the colour and texture of the material.



The Beauty of Formal Garden Design

Wed, 15 Aug 2007 02:00:00 CDT

This article about "formal garden design," has been designed to be as relevant and informative as possible. However, if you are still hungry for more information, see the search tips at the end of the article.

"A man can only attain knowledge with the help of those who possess it. This must be understood from the very beginning. One must learn from him who knows.



Understand Your Lawn

Mon, 13 Aug 2007 02:00:00 CDT

The word lawn comes from the Celtic word Launde or Lande, denoting an uncultivated or untilled and infertile area covered with ferns, broom or heath, certainly not the modern idea of what a lawn is or should be. Because this name conveyed the idea of an expanse of open space, the word gradually came to mean an open grassy glade in the forest.

It was in this sense that Tennyson spoke when he wrote, "Those long, rank dark wood walks, drenched in dew, leading from lawn to lawn.



How To Make Your Grounds Beautiful

Tue, 07 Aug 2007 02:00:00 CDT

When you buy a new house or decide to improve your old one, you are, of course, concerned with every foot of ground that goes with it. New methods of soil improvement, grading, fencing and terracing make even sloping, hilly lots, hitherto undesirable, now attractive and choice. Modern chemistry has brought new nutrients to the soil and has provided weapons against the traditional enemies of the garden: disease and insects.



Chainsaw Sharpening- How To Avoid Serious Injury

Tue, 07 Aug 2007 02:00:00 CDT

It's common knowledge thousands of people are injured each year through chainsaw related accidents but the question needs to be asked...how many of these injuries could have been prevented?

Chainsaw sharpening is a process regular operators would be very familiar with but for part time users the term might be a little foreign.

For users who operate their saws on an occasional basis you need to watch complacency.



7 Secrets of Building a Koi Pond

Fri, 03 Aug 2007 02:00:00 CDT

Are you thinking of building a koi fish pond? Keeping these magnificent fish in your garden can be great fun and it is not as difficult as you might think. With the right care koi can live for decades and some can become almost a meter long. Follow these tips to plan your pond properly so your koi will live long and happy life.

1 Depth is important

Depth of your pond is crucial.