Saturday, April 26, 2014

Grow Tasty Fungus In Your Yard Or Garden

Believe it or not, there is a fungus addiction sweeping the nation this year!  By fungus we mean mushrooms!  Many species of mushroom are being heralded excellent sources of vitamins and immune defense.  As a result, more and more folks are integrating edible varieties into the front yard landscaping ideas.

In fact one that that is becoming really popular is growing mushrooms DIY style.  Many people purchase mushroom spawn in dowels that are pounded into logs.  The spawn inoculates the logs and fruits with tasty mushrooms.  It's really easy and also a fun little project to do with the family on a nice spring afternoon.

Many varieties such as oyster mushrooms grow so fast you can have a fruiting in just a couple months.  And boy are they ever tasty!  Going the grow your own route you are also guaranteed a totally organic fungus as well!

Home grown mushrooms can be cooked into any recipe, brewed as tea, dried and frozen, dried and crushed into capsule powder.  There's tons of things you can do with fabulous home grown fungi!

Friday, January 24, 2014

3 Quick Buying Tips To Know About Rock Enclosures

Before you buy a DekoRRa artificial rock enclosure it's a good idea to do some research first.  Now we all know how much fun research is.  It's not fun!  It reminds us of school.  Homework.  Term papers and all that boring dribble.

Lucky for you we did all the research for you!  How bout that!  It's like a Cliff's Notes version of buying fake rocks!  Way cool!  Now you can tear right into the nitty gritty without haviing to monkey around with all that horrible research!

Click here to check it out.  It's a fast read that outlines 3 quick tips you should keep in mind when looking to find a cover for your well, septic, utility box or whatever it is you have a hankering to hide.

Like this post, it's short, to the point and written to help save you time and money!  Go for it!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Look at my new blogpost - Dekorra Model 104 Info

There’s a nice write up here with details on the big old Dekorra Model 104.  This rock was originally designed to cover utility boxes but it’s becoming real popular as a water well and pressure tank enclosure.  Learn about the Model 104.

Dekorra Model 104 Info

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

New post (Cover Pumps Quick & Easy) has been published on Artificial Boulders

Learn more about pump covers at! Here’s a great selection of plastic rocks that are commonly used for hiding water well pumps, pool pumps, pond pumps and other devices.  What’s great about these covers is they can be ordered with vents that are installed and painted to match the color of the rock you order.  This helps keep the electric pump motor cool and helps prevent damage due to overheat.

Cover Pumps Quick & Easy

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Are Deer Munching Your Landscaping?

2 years ago I planted about 2 dozen red and white pine trees around my yard.  The were great look trees.  That winter was pretty brutal and the deer were puched into the area big time by marauding packs of coyotes.

We had big bucks cruising around our yard even in the middle of the day.  Many were monster bucks that would spar in the afternoon.  At night though, they would munch on my poor pine trees!  Not the red pines though.  They didn't touch the reds, but the white pines must taste like candy to them because they munched them like mad.

So the moral of this story is if you live in deer country and plant pines you might wanna go with reds or at least plan on guarding the white pines from the deer in some manner.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Beware! Jack Frost Has Your backflow In His Cross-Hairs!

Fall is almost here and quite shortly Jack Frost will be traveling all-around making things cold!  He loves to target irrigation components!

All it takes is a little little bit of icy cold to freeze up these backflow prevention components.  If you've ever opened one up they are full of seals, o-rings, gaskets and little springs and orifices that just beg for freeze damage.  When water sits stationary inside and is frozen by the surrounding metal it expands and does all sorts of bad things to the internal parts.

This problem with pipes freeze makes irrigation insulation extremely important.  A backflow insulation blanket adds r-value to the backflow and helps to trap in heat.  They also provide wind protection which is extremely important.  So if you haven't put polar parkas on your weekend shopping list you might want to!