Soil testing is economically prudent. The appropriate application of nutrients and/or lime can save money. Don't buy nutrients that your soil doesn't need; instead, invest in those nutrients that will bring about healthy growth and yields. You can get a Soil Testing Kit from your Rutgers Cooperative Extension County Office or download the form from Rutgers website; and send the samples in your own package with payment. The documents will provide details about taking soil samples and submitting them for fertility analysis. Choose the version under the appropriate category. A questionnaire should be filled out and sent in with each sample.
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A basin area is dug, lined then filled with a PUMP CANYON & MATRIX BOXES. This area is finished with gravel. The PUMP CANYON holds the pump which sends the water up to the CASCADE BOX via flex pipe. The water flows out of the CASCADE BOX, down the streambed, and back into the gravel basin where the process begins again.
If your sprinkler heads are leaking water after the system has turned off or are on constantly two things may be happening.
The system may be draining water out of the lowest head(s). This leakage will last only a few minutes until the higher pipes in the system are empty of water. (Rain Bird offers the Seal-A-Matic (SAM) check valve to prevent puddling of water in lower heads if this is a real problem.)
- Use a file (such as AC 8300/Corona) for all your pruning tools.
- Maintain the same factory bevel or angle of the cutting edge when sharpening.
- File the bevel edge from the pivot toward the tip four or five times, and check the edge.
- File the flat side of the blade once, with the file against the blade, to remove burrs caused by sharpening.
Tip: Use fine steel wool to clean the blade.
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