Understanding Flooded Basement Repairs
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Understanding Flooded Basement Repairs

Hi there, I'm Udon Pollack. I am passionate about protecting foundations from flood damage. The foundation is the only thing connecting the house to the ground. It keeps the home standing through heavy storms and small land shifts. Every once in a while, foundations will develop cracks that let water seep through the walls. As a result, the basement may flood during the next heavy storm. In addition, water coming through the cracks continues to weaken the foundation. Luckily, people can have their foundations sealed up by a professional to stop this harmful progression. I will teach everyone the basics of flooded basement repairs through this site. Everyone deserves to have a sturdy home set on a strong foundation and I'm here to help people understand how to accomplish that feat. Thanks for visiting my site. Come back soon.

Understanding Flooded Basement Repairs

How And Why To Use Compost On Your Trees

Jackson Andrews

Whether your trees are brand new or a hundred years old, they will always benefit from fertilization. But the fertilization found on the store shelves are full of chemicals that nobody knows how to pronounce. This is where compost comes into play. You can buy compost, sure, or you could make your own. This is both cheaper and often times better than the store bought stuff.

Compost breaks down fairly fast, so you have to repeat the application process yearly, but there are so many benefits. These include improved soil structure, fewer pest problems, increased nutrients, and more moisture. These benefits combine to provide healthier, thriving trees. But how do you make compost? Here is a step by step guide:

  1. Get a compost bin: This doesn't need to be anything fancy but you do have to have somewhere to keep your compost while it decomposes. Some people purchase bins made specifically for compost, some create their own, and some just throw everything in a pile out in the yard. Whatever you decide, have a specific place for your compost.
  2. Throw in the ingredients: So many things can be used in compost, including but not limited to plants, shredded paper, wood chips, broken sticks, grass clippings, and scraps from your kitchen (such as fruit and vegetable peels and leftovers). Just be sure to get a good blend of brown (dead) plants and green (recently living) plants in order to balance out the moisture.
  3. Don't include these: There are also quite a few things that should not be included in your compost pile. No sawdust, cat or dog feces, dairy products, or anything containing meat, fat, oil, or grease.
  4. Take care of the compost: A lot of people choose to just let their compost pile be and that works to an extent. But if you want a better, faster decomposing compost pile, there are a few things you do.
    1. Layer kitchen scraps with bulkier items so they don't get slimy.
    2. Stir up your compost pile regularly to break up the materials and speed up decomposition.
    3. Add soil to your pile every once in a while to cover up the smell and accelerate the composting process.
  5. Apply the compost: Compost should be applied to the base of your tree once a year. You can apply it just a few feet out from the trunk of the tree or under the entire canopy of your tree if your soil needs the extra help.

Applying compost to your trees will not only make them healthier and stronger but will also help them produce flowers, fruit, etc. for years to come. Check out a website like http://www.prtree.com for more information and assistance.