Friday, December 11, 2015
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
With the coming of Fall and with Thanksgiving as a guide, now is the time to start thinking of putting your water feature to bed for the Winter.
By following the directions that follow, you can ensure that your water feature will come through the Winter without spalling or cracking.
Using a wet/dry vacuum remove all of the water and debris that has accunulated throughout the Spring and Summer. After removing the pump’s cover, take special care to vacuum out the water pump’s interior. Make sure that you don’t lose the impellor support shaft and bearings. If there are accumulated deposits on the water feature’s surface scrub it with an old toilet brush or pressure wash with suitable equipment. Take care not to abrade or otherwise damage the feature’s surface
Once the feature is dry, cover it completely with plastic sheeting to prevent water accumulation from Winter snow and rains. Make sure to tape the sheeting in place so that Winter winds don’t blow the cove loose. From time to time check and make sure that water is not collecting in the water feature where in can accumulate and freeze with a chance to crack the concrete or ceramic elements. Remember when accumulated water does freeze you will have to wait for it to melt. Don’t try to chip the ice from frozen surfaces is as his is apt to damage the surfaces of the fountain.
If you follow these simple steps, you will guarantee your water feature will be ready for operation once the better days of Spring are upon us.
If you don’t was to go through the task of “Winterizing” your water feature, just call The Royal Gardens and we will be glad to schedule a visit to take care of your water feature.
Posted by Lara Sweet at 10/28/2015
Thursday, July 9, 2015
Saturday, June 27, 2015
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
These photos are a part of Cultivating Garden Style by Rochelle Greayer and is jam-packed with all sorts of ideas to make your garden unique to your personality.
At the end of the book Rochelle lists a myriad of Internet websites for cultivating your own garden style. From “Retro Rocketry” to ”Bucolic Zen”, it’s all there. Playful chapter headings like “Homegrown Rock ‘n Roll”, Wabi Sabi Industrial”, “Plush Yoga” and Arty Islam” draw you in.
There is a myriad of color photos to stimulate you garden ideas.
I f you need to “get inspired” there are tips to get your gardening juices flowing. A section on “Using This Books” leads the way to start the process.
Autographed copies are available for $35 from Park Road Books (704-525-9239 or http://www.parkroadbooks.com/). Make it a great gift for a gardening friend!
Thursday, June 4, 2015
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
If you need containers, fountains or fairy garden supplies you will have to wait until tomorrow (weather permitting) Enjoy looking through our vendors catalogs above. Simply click on Campania International or Unique Stone. No prices in the catalogs but you can call us or email us to get pricing. Stay warm. Spring is soon.
Posted by Lara Sweet at 2/17/2015