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Areas to maintain with string trimmer

The process of keeping a yard can be quite challenging, particularly if a home has several stationary objects and trees. Other than cutting with a lawn mower, certain areas can be inaccessible or quite dangerous to use a mower. You can use a weed trimmer to eliminate stray grass and make your job quite easy and even look nice. The following are areas where a string trimmer will be useful.

When to use a string trimmer

Fences

tgefcv7whedf8i2o22Fences are quite helpful for setting boundaries and privacy for pets and kids. However, they are very difficult to maintain. In this case, you can use a string trimmer to cut stray weeds, which hug along the fenceline. You can also use a hedgerow between the fence and grass line to make maintenance quite easy. You can use a string trimmer on grass edge, but the fence should not be on the way.

Trees and bushes

A complicated landscaping design will have a few bushes and trees in the yard. Although homeowners allow the lawns to just snug right up, it can be quite tough to maintain even with specialized tools such as string trimmers. Avoid damaging the trunk. You can use mulch around the base of the tree to make it easy to maintain. Ensure you select mulch which can improve the root system of your plants.

Protrusions

Protrusions can be a serious challenge to any given homeowner. For instance, if you have pool regulators, irrigation system, meters, or lighting controls you need a string trimmer. Trying to use lawnmower can create a risk of damaging cutting lines or equipment.

Walkways

It does not matter whether it is a sidewalk, stone path, or sidewalk, you need to trim the edges of walkways to prevent overgrowth. It is advisable to try an edger first before a string trimmer. After this, use a blower to get a manicured look and clean lines.

Ditches

tgwedfcvhedfc8ik22Usually, ditches have water at the bottom and a steep angle. This makes them difficult to maintain. However, you can use weed trimmers than trying to ride a mower through the wet grass and mud. A sweeping motion offered by the string trimmer ensures that the grass is kept even and low without resulting in a drainage problem.

The above are some of the common areas where you will need a string trimmer. You should maintain your yard tools as required to achieve optimal performance.…

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What you should know about your septic tank system

It is not only about environmentally friendliness, allowing the septic tank to just overflow can cause several forms of pollution problems. One of the serious issues that can arise is contamination of drinking water. Moreover, it is about saving you money.

A neglected septic tank is likely to cost you over $6,000. In fact, rates can be high for emergency repairs. However, you should also consider whether you require extra replacements or repairs. An overflowing septic tank can also cause serious damage to other properties including those of your neighbor. This is not what you intend.

Fortunately, you can avoid finding yourself in this given situation. In fact, you can do certain things that can help keep yourself from being embarrassed. The following are things you should know:

What a septic tank is

tgw3df6hed822If the property is connected to the main sewer line, your waste will just flow by gravity or by the help of lift pumps to sewerage treatment plant. However, homes situated in outlying areas do not have access to sewer lines. Therefore, having on-site septic treatment system is compulsory. The septic tank is designed to neutralize and process sanitary and biological waste locally. Moreover, the waste can be any solid and liquid, which exits the home from sinks, toilets, and other drainage fixtures. The four main components of a septic tank include:

  • A pipe that leads household waste from the home
  • Septic tank that allows waste to separate
  • Distribution box that takes wastewater from septic tank and then directs it to the perforated pipes
  • Your soil that provides a large surface area

Alternative septic systems

Nowadays, there are alternative septic systems, which are a slight variation of a typical septic system. If you are living very close to surface water such as stream, lake, or pond, you need an alternative septic system. Another reason has poor soil conditions.

tv2wedc6hwd8i1There are several ways to solve these potential issues. An alternative system uses peat, sand, and artificial filters rather than soil in the drain field. Others use mechanical components like pumps and float switches to maintain your system. Ensure you inspect this type of septic tank system on a regular basis.

You should note that the relevant health department must register all septic tank systems. Therefore, if you are unsure about the septic system you need, you can contact the local health department.…

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Welcome to the Two Rivers Print Making Studio !

The Two Rivers Printmaking Cooperative is a resource and workshop for Upper Valley residents who wish to pursue printmaking opportunities. It is located in the Tip Top Building in White River Junction, Vermont.

The organizers of the cooperative recognize the expressive power of traditional print media and have provided facilities for relief printing, intaglio, lithography, and monotype, as well as their photographic adjuncts. Letterpress, book arts and paper arts facilities will be added later. The studio will have a collegial, creative and experimental environment with excellent facilities and professional support.

The studio has three classes of members: Artist Members are professionals who will have the opportunity to use the studio and exhibition space in the TIP Top building, Sustaining Members are contributors whose donations help to equip and operate the studio,General Members pay a modest fee to be able to take part in classes, workshops and other events.

In addition to the studio, there will be exhibition space in the Tip Top Building for the work of artist members and visiting artists, for national invitational exhibits and competitions, and for displays of works by past masters. Further plans include seminars and discussions led by accomplished professionals and by scholars in historical, contemporary and technical areas of printmaking.

The schedule for classes and other events is available by clicking on “Calendar” in the left panel.

For more information about membership, you may call the studio at (802) 295-5901. For information about artistic and studio opportunities, call the Artistic Director, Brian D.Cohen at (802) 387-6234 or (802) 722-4029. To request more information by e-mail, you may click here.…