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Don’t Grow Marijuana Just For The Plant Buds! How BHO Extractors Garner More Money For You

Posted by on Nov 11, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Don’t Grow Marijuana Just For The Plant Buds! How BHO Extractors Garner More Money For You

With five more states recently deciding to make marijuana legal and make recreational marijuana legal, more growers are jumping for joy. If you are a marijuana horticulturist, you no doubt are seeing dollar signs as well (as long as your business is thriving in a state where it is legal). However, you may not be thinking big enough. Growing and harvesting the buds and leaves from these plants is not quite enough. You can extract the BHO, or the butane honey oil, from these plants and make even more money. Here is how BHO extractors can garner more money for you in this growing trade. The BHO Extractors for Sale Now There are a couple of different BHO extractors on the market right now. The best ones are closed loop extractors because these extractors can get up to twenty percent more BHO from your cannabis plants. More oil means more money, and more money means bigger profits and the opportunity to expand your business and meet the greater demand of consumers.  Extracting the BHO When you use an extractor, you are using butane to heat the plants and force them to “sweat” their natural oils out. The oils collect in a pool and are siphoned off inside the device. The oil can then be used in vaporizers to deliver their medicinal benefits to people who either cannot or do not smoke the cannabis plant to get their medicine. The effects of the vaporized oils extracted and taken by an extractor are often stronger and purer than smoking the plant. That means that patients do not have to use quite as much BHO to get the same results as several grams of the plant rolled into a joint. As such, you may have significantly more people looking to buy the BHO rather than buying the plant parts, and that will definitely drive up your profits, if you are ready to meet the demand. Storing the BHO on the Sale Floor Because the BHO is an oil, it can be stored and sold much in the same way as you would store and sell olive oil at an olive oil bar. However, you will have to store it within view of the register to avoid having the oil stolen. It is generally recommended that you store it behind the counter, where you and your employees can dispense it in the quantities for which the doctors have written prescriptions. For more information, talk to a professional like BHO...

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Is Your Lake Entryway Too Yucky? Here’s How To Fix It.

Posted by on Jul 19, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Is Your Lake Entryway Too Yucky? Here’s How To Fix It.

If you have a home on a lake, then you should feel comfortable using that lake. If you or your family members find the entryway too yucky (a muddy bottom, lots of algae, seaweeds, dead tree branches) then you need to handle the situation. While you can hire a contractor to come in and clean up your entryway, you might want to do it yourself. It’s not very difficult as long as you the right clothing and tools, as well as some free time. Here’s what you need to get in order to clean up that access point to the lake and make it so your spouse, children and friends won’t cringe when they step out into the water. Heavy Duty Rake You are going to be raking out the dead leaves that have turned to muck. You will also be pulling out broken bits of tree branches, as well as seaweed. In order to do this you need a heavy-duty rake with strong teeth. A leaf rake is too flexible and fragile. You want the kind of rake that is used for gravel work. A shovel is not appropriate because you will be creating uneven spots (holes) where people can trip. The rake will evenly remove the sludgy leaves, algae, and seaweed without creating deep holes. Wheelbarrow and Shovel When you pull all of that muck out of the water it needs to be put into a wheelbarrow. This will help you transport it up to the house where you can bag it into garbage bags (or a compost heap if you have one.) What you don’t want to do is just move it to one side of your entryway. That will look sloppy. You will use the shovel to lift the muck from the ground and into the wheelbarrow. Muck Boots You want to clean out the bottom of the lake at least until it gets deep enough so that people can swim. It’s no good cleaning out one foot from shore if your lake is shallow for ten feet out. As soon as the person passes that one-foot clean area they will be back in muck.  Rather than ruin your sneakers or regular boots, choose a pair of muck boots. These will help you be more comfortable walking out into deep muck. If you’ve ever walked in muck before, you will recall that sneakers can get stuck and even come off if they are not tied on super tight. Avoid this by getting tall, waterproof, neoprene muck boots meant for dirty work. You won’t even notice your ankle deep in sludgy lake muck. Go here to learn more. Weed Barrier Mat This is an optional step, but one that will make the underwater surface a bit more pleasant to walk on. They are designed for lakes. They are good at preventing aquatic plants from growing. You can get ones that are biodegradable so that you don’t have to worry if they shift and move off during a storm and get...

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Four Different Choices Of Wood Chippers To Add To Your Landscaping Business

Posted by on Nov 25, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Four Different Choices Of Wood Chippers To Add To Your Landscaping Business

The pieces of equipment that you use for your landscaping business are valuable assets. There are some things like lawn mowers and weed eaters that are essential for any size business, as well as basic tools like shovels. You may also want to have equipment like trenchers, skid steers and other machinery to provide better service to your customers. This can also include things like wood chippers, which can be used for many different jobs. If you are thinking of adding a wood chipper to your business assets, here are some of the different choices to consider: 1. Small Garden Chippers For Light Duty Tasks If the work you do is light garden care and landscaping, you may only want a small machine for your business. Small garden chippers can be an affordable solution for dealing with prune clippings, leaf debris and other materials that you may want to turn into mulch or ground cover. These machines can easily be loaded on a truck and carried with the other equipment you need to do landscaping care. 2. Motorized Machines For Large Work Loads If your business does other work that includes cleaning empty parcels of land, a self-propelled chipper can be a good investment. These are usually larger chippers and may need to be hauled alone. They can be good for any large jobs where you need to move the chipper around to get to materials. These machines can sometimes be larger and handle larger diameter materials as well. 3. Forestry Care With Machines To Chip Larger Materials If your business does forestry and tree care, it may be a good idea to invest in a larger chipper. Some of the trailer models can handle the largest diameter materials, which can be good for chipping larger branches into mulch. These machines can also be costlier, but are essential if you are going to be doing tree work and need to deal with debris. 4. PTO Attachments For Chippers With Tractor Equipment If you have a tractor for the different jobs you do, PTO equipment can be a great solution for different tasks. There are PTO chippers that can be used with a tractor to deal with waste materials that you need to chip. This can be good if you are going to be other tractor work and the equipment can be hauled with the tractor. These are some of the choices that you have if you are planning on adding a wood chipper to the assets of your landscaping business. If you are in the market for one of these machines, contact a vendor who has different wood chippers for sale to get exactly what your business needs....

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Loading Options For Horse Trailers

Posted by on Sep 11, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Loading Options For Horse Trailers

When you’re deciding which type of horse trailer to buy, one of the first considerations is how you want to load the trailer. Three of the most common trailer loading options are the straight load, slant load, and head to head options. Here are some comparisons between these three loading options. Slant Load Trailers The slant load trailer is a popular option for larger number of horses. The horses are placed horizontally, so that their front faces one side of the trailer and their back faces the other. These trailers can make unloading much easier, since the horses can be flipped around and led out of the trailer face first. Since the horses are loaded one at a time from front to back, it can be difficult to access an individual horse that’s having a problem. If that horse was loaded into the trailer first, you may have to unload all of the horses in reverse order to reach the horse that’s in distress. Straight Load Trailers Another popular option is the straight load trailer. In these trailers, the horses are loaded straight into the vehicle, facing the front of the vehicle. During the unloading process, horses need to be led out backwards. These trailers are often found with two horse compartments, where there is a dividing wall between the horses. These trailers can be beneficial if you need something that’s compact; they minimize the trailer’s space while maximizing the amount of room for each horse compared to the slant trailer method. Head to Head Trailers The head to head trailer is a specific type of straight load trailer, where horses are loaded facing one another instead of the front of the vehicle. These containers can make it easier to maneuver inside the carriage, since there is an aisle to separate the horses. However, they are not as compact as a regular straight load trailer with the same number of horses. Each of these loading options can have its pros and cons, depending on your budget, the number of horses you want to transport, and the size of the horses you’re carrying. If you are unsure of which type of carrier to choose, consult your seller to get specific information based on the breeds of horses you’re transporting. Each of these horse trailer types can be a fine option as long as you’re mindful of your horses’ comfort in the vehicle.   To learn more, contact a horse trailer company like Colorado Trailers...

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The Key to Successful Tree Pruning Is When You Prune

Posted by on Jun 16, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Key to Successful Tree Pruning Is When You Prune

Some people take the approach that there is no improving on mother nature. While this is an accurate sentiment when applied to a natural wonder like a sandstone arch or a snowflake, it does not make a good foundation to your approach to tree care. While it would be nice if you did not have to do anything to care for trees, incorrectly pruning your trees can be just as devastating as doing nothing at all. A successful approach to tree pruning hinges on two keys: when and where.  When to Prune Trees If you prune trees at the wrong time of year, you will leave open wounds that serve as the perfect entry point for illnesses and insects that prey on wood. The worst time of year to prune your trees is during the fall. The problem is that deciduous trees are slowing down the production of nutrients and the flow of sap so that they can prepare to go dormant through the winter, which leaves trees unable to properly heal the cuts you make. The second problem is that the fungi that help to decompose rotting leaves can get airborne and settle into the cuts and infect your tree. The best time of year to prune most trees is just after the coldest part of winter. Insects and illnesses are kept at bay by the cold of winter and the burst of growth that comes in the spring can help to heal the cuts.  Where to Prune Your Tree When cutting off major limbs, you should cut the limbs as close to the the trunk as possible. If you hack off limbs away from the tree, the limb stump can mar the profile of your tree. If the limb is too big to cut with pruning sheers, you should cut through the bark at the bottom of the branch before you start sawing the limb from the top. This technique will prevent the bark from ripping as the limb falls away from the tree. When cutting secondary limbs, you should cut them as close to the limb as possible for the same reason that you cut the major limbs close to the trunk.  Proper pruning is key to maintaining healthy trees in your yard. Not only will improper pruning diminish the look of your trees, it will also leave limbs vulnerable to damage. Pruning is not as simple as haphazardly hacking off limbs. If you do not feel like you know enough about what you are doing, you can call in tree care professionals like Sylvester’s Tree Service to do the job for you and ensure that your trees are as healthy as they can...

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Need To Increase Production On Your Farm? How A Civil Engineer Can Help

Posted by on May 14, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Need To Increase Production On Your Farm? How A Civil Engineer Can Help

Owning and operating a farm takes a lot of work and knowledge. You need to be able to produce enough crops or livestock to show a profit large enough to pay your bills and provide a bit extra for your family. If you are having trouble making a profit on your farm, a civil engineer may be able to find things you can do to increase production. Here are a few examples of what can be done. Water Supply Whether you are growing grain or vegetables, or raising livestock, you need to have enough water for everything to grow properly. A civil engineer can come to your farm and perform a survey that will indicate where the best place is for a well or how to construct a water tower that will give you the best water flow. Lodging Damage Lodging is a term used for the destruction of plants due to wind or rain. A civil engineer will watch how your plants are growing to see if the problem involves being pulled up from the ground due to winds or being pelted by the rain. Wind tunnels can be brought in to simulate high winds. Once the problem is identified, the engineer can create a barrier from the wind or some type of ducting system to divert the water. This may be as simple as having you plant a row of trees or dig small trenches between plant rows. Design or Adapt Machinery Sometimes, it is a piece of equipment you are using that is not working to your best advantage. You may have a feed auger that does not allow for the right amount of feed to reach the animals, or perhaps the combine you are using is damaging some of the crops. A civil engineer can suggest the proper piece of equipment to use to give you the best results. He or she may also be able to adjust your current equipment to work better. If you know that you are maintaining your farm in a proper manner but are still not showing the profit you should be, contacting a civil engineer could be the solution. He or she may not be a farmer, but they do understand about wind, rain, water supplies and how equipment functions. It is certainly worth having the opinion of an expert to help solve a problem. It may be the thing that keeps your farm from going under. To contact a civil engineer,...

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What Purpose Is There In Pulverizing Rock From Your Farm Fields?

Posted by on Feb 26, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Now that you’ve finally bought the farmland you’ve always dreamed of, a helpful neighbor has given you a list of equipment you might not have considered. One item on the list is a cone crusher to use after you pick rocks out of the fields every spring. You hate to admit it, but you can’t imagine what the point of pulverizing rocks would be. Actually, the final materials can make the purchase very worthwhile. Why Is It Called a Cone Crusher? The equipment crushes rocks, not cones, so why does it have that name? The interior has a cone-shaped funnel; plates inside the equipment smash the stones into a smaller size so they aren’t so heavy and unwieldy. Essentially, it turns the field rock into gravel. Some crushers have settings so you can produce coarse sand too.  Uses for Your Field Stone Every spring, farmers have to remove rocks that have come to the surface due to freezing, thawing and ground shifts. You might envision using those rocks for some particular purpose, such as for landscaping or to create a masonry rock fence. However, if you haven’t expected a spring rock picking adventure, you might be surprised at how many large stones you wind up with. And the following spring, you get another load. Now what? You do have the option of selling the rocks to a stone company that’s in the market for them. If this doesn’t work out, you can place an ad on one of the free online classified sites and let people know they can have the material for free if they just get it off your property.  Uses for Pulverized Field Rock With a cone crusher, you can produce useful gravel. That gravel is good for repaving your driveway on occasion, for improving drainage on your property and for landscaping needs that large rocks aren’t good for. Sand and gravel can also be used for aggregate in concrete. You can sell gravel to stone companies, to other types of businesses and to individual buyers, and you also can be generous and give it away. Eventually, you may recoup your cost for the crushing equipment.  Buying the Equipment Many types of this equipment are available, so consider the features you need. For example, you’ll want the machine to be portable so you don’t have to haul rocks back to a specific location for smashing. You want it to be affordable; you don’t need a big industrial-sized model. Once you learn more about specific devices, you’ll be ready to make your...

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Simple Marketing Tips For Plumbers

Posted by on Feb 25, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Being a trade professional can be a very rewarding career in both financial terms and personal satisfaction. In particular, plumbers are well known for earning high wages, but they must operate in a highly competitive market. While many professionals may not have the resources to dedicate to large scale advertising campaigns, there are a couple of steps that they can follow to drastically improve their competitiveness against their larger rivals.  Have A Weekly Newsletter The vast majority of plumbing professionals have some form of website available for potential customers to find. Unfortunately, many of these individuals are not properly utilizing this resource to its maximum potential. Internet browsers can visit hundreds of pages in a single session, and there is a strong chance that they may never return to your website. However, if you capture their email address, you can help ensure that your business is fresh on their minds when they are experiencing a plumbing problem. While it is important to regularly send out emails to these contacts, you must provide something other than a sales pitch. If people feel like your emails are spam, you may find it almost impossible to grow your list due to people unsubscribing. To avoid this problem, your newsletter should primarily be helpful tips, answers to common questions and other items that people may find useful.  Place Magnetic Decals On Your Vehicles When you are making service calls, there are literally hundreds of people that will see you driving, and many of these individuals could be potential customers for your business. Unfortunately, many people make the mistake of failing to put identifying decals on the vehicle. These decals can provide individuals with your business’s name, number and website, which can all increase the likelihood that individuals needing the services of a plumber can easily learn more about your business.  Sadly, some people may not choose these decals because they are under the impression that they will permanently ruin the vehicle or they are highly expensive. Luckily, this is not the case, and in addition to being very affordable, these decals are often attached using only magnets. These magnets will keep the decal to the vehicle while it is moving, but if you ever need to get rid of the vehicle, you can simply pull the decal off and put it on another car.  Being a plumber can be a highly competitive career to pursue, but the financial rewards can be highly lucrative. By utilizing these two simple marketing tips, you may be able to drastically improve your ability to attract new clients. For further assistance, contact professionals, such as those...

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Using Agriculture Drones To Upkeep Your Crops

Posted by on Feb 20, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you own a large amount of land that you use for growing crops, you may want to consider agriculture drones for sale to help you with your upkeep. There are many features that drones have that can help you grow your crops so you have the best quality possible without a large amount of loss. Here are some of the benefits you would gain in buying an agricultural drone to help your crops. Drone Basics Drones use GPS coordinates to follow a specific path that you specify into a computer program. When you start the drone, it will fly along the route that it is synced with through the computer program. Video and pictures can be taken from the air looking down at your crops. You can use this information to keep tabs on what parts of your property are in need of some extra assistance. Bird Control Birds can be pests when it comes to growing grain or corn. If you have an agricultural drone, you will be able to use it to scare away birds. Birds will fly away as soon as they see the drone coming their way, keeping them from eating your crops. If you find out where there are areas of birds congregating from the drones video, you will be able to strategically place scarecrows to help in keeping birds away from these areas. Dried Crops You will be able to tell from pictures and video which portions of your crops are not receiving enough water for them to properly grow. Dried leaves and stalks will be recorded for you to observe and you can use this information to give these areas some extra irrigation. Workers will know to visit these areas of the property more frequently so that you do not lose crops from harsh sunlight. You will also be able to place roofing material such as tarps or sheets over areas that seem to be most affected. This will help the crops regain healthy properties. Diseased Plants You will be able to tell which areas of your crops look as if they are diseased. You can use this information to treat the crops or remove them quickly so they do not infect nearby crops. Pesticides can be used in areas that look as if they were hit by insects or rodents. You will be able to target just the areas that are in need instead of dousing plants that are...

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Getting Your Outdoor Pottery Ready For Spring Planting

Posted by on Feb 20, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

A good gardener always stores their pots and gardening implements away for the winter to help prevent them from weathering. This is especially true of clay pots, which can soak up water, then freeze and crack in winter. Since a stout or large clay pot can be a pricey investment and a staple of any patio garden, you want to ensure that your pots don’t sustain any damage. As the cold, winter days start to warm up and lengthen and a gardener’s mind is filled with plans about the upcoming planting season, here are some tips for getting your outdoor clay pots ready for spring planting: Inspection And Cleaning Carefully set out all of your clay pots and clean them or dust them off if necessary. Manually inspect the sides, bottom and rim for chips or cracks. If you do find any cracks that could compromise the strength of the pot, you can use an epoxy glue and cardboard to repair the crack. If you notice any mildew or mold on the pots, use a household cleaner that contains a mild solution of bleach and scrub off the mildew and rinse the pot. Remove any wasp nests, leaves, debris or leftover dirt from the pots and brush them down. Re-hydration Once the pots are inspected and cleaned, you will need to soak your clay pots overnight in water so that they can re-hydrate. A dry clay pot will soak up any water from the potting soil, thus robbing your plant of the water it needs. Even a glazed clay pot can be somewhat porous, but an unglazed pot will soak up the water like a sponge. When you hydrate the clay pots well by letting them soak overnight, they won’t draw as much from the soil when you add your plants. Prepping For Planting If you have large pots that will be sitting directly atop a hard patio surface such as concrete, tile or stone, you may want to add an additional layer of protection for the pot. You can glue small pieces (or one solid piece) of thick fabric onto the bottom of the pot to add cushioning. Simply ensure that all the pieces are the same thickness and will allow for stability and you may be able to keep your clay pot from getting cracked on the bottom during the summer. Use these tips every spring and you will be able to extend the lifespan of your clay pots. To learn more, contact a company like Bob Williams Nursery Inc. with any questions or concerns you...

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