The disturbing practice of topping trees is fast becoming too common in many neighbourhoods and communities. Topping happens when the vertical stem and scaffold branches on trees are cut to stubs. Reasons for topping often include reducing the height and spread of a tree that interferes with utility lines or poses a safety hazard to adjacent structures. Topping is also referred to as dehorning, stubbing or heading. In the end, the trees are stripped of all pride and grace.
25 April 2016
When starting a veggie patch in your backyard from scratch, purchasing all the tools and supplies you need can be a very costly endeavour. Also, to ensure the food you grow for your family is healthy, it is important that you have landscaping supplies that are free from contaminants. If you're building or renovating your veggie patch, check out these top tips to help you save money on landscaping supplies.
15 April 2016
If you have a central heating and air conditioning system in your home, you also have air ducts. The ductwork generally doesn't need much maintenance, but occasionally it will need to be cleaned out. Here are some things to know about cleaning the air ducts. Why Ducts Need to Be Cleaned When you turn on your air conditioner or heater, the air goes through the air ducts and out the vents.
14 April 2016
If your plant depends on a cooling tower as an evaporative cooling device, then it's imperative that you carry out routine mechanical services to keep the heat exchanger functioning at optimum so that there's less downtime and you're not using more energy than necessary. As a plant manager, cooling tower mechanical services by a qualified service team can bring efficiency to your plant through the following means. Shaft realignment and tooling
14 April 2016
Working with earthmoving equipment can be a dangerous task. Whether you're working with a scraper, an articulated truck, or other types of earthmoving equipment, you are most likely handling very heavy machinery in locations that are hard to reach and can be possible dangerous. Proper maintenance and repairs are vital to keep your equipment safe, and so is also proper handling of the machine. To further increase the safety surrounding your earthmoving equipment, there are a few simple things you can think about.
18 January 2016
If you run a busy business such as a restaurant that produces a lot of oily water, it is important to keep the grease trap functional. This involves regular cleaning so that there is no build up and also to ensure that your kitchen is hygienic and meets the health requirements in Australia. The grease trap helps to hold the oils and fats so that the water flows through your plumbing properly and into the sewer lines.
2 December 2015
When you think of fire safety at home, chances are you think of your smoke detectors and perhaps a fire extinguisher near the kitchen and not much else. In truth, there are many things you can purchase to keep people safe from a fire in the home. Note a few suggestions that every homeowner or property manager might consider when it comes to fire equipment that can add to their safety and the safety of tenants.
4 August 2015
The definition of a weed is simply a plant growing where it is not wanted and competing for resources (soil, light and water) with more desirable flora. A plant that might be useful in one ecological context might become a weed in another context, where its proliferation at the expense of other plant species outweighs its useful qualities. The more pervasive weeds are often introduced from other countries, often accidentally; the ecosystem has not developed any checks and balances for the sudden intrusion of these non-native plants, and they soon take over a region, crowding out the native species.
30 July 2015
Bore water refers to water that is pumped from underground water sources after a borehole has been drilled. Many factors can negatively affect the volume of bore water in an area. This article discusses some of those factors that may be responsible for the drop in bore water volumes in your area. If a New Bore Well is Drilled Nearby One of the biggest reasons for dropping bore water volume is someone drilling another bore well nearby.
16 March 2015