Importance Of A Quality Pump And Irrigation System

But what are some of the benefits associated with proper irrigation? Let us take a look.

Beautiful Landscape

The biggest issue you will run into without a quality irrigation system is the poor appearance of your front and back yard. Some homeowners are not too bothered about what their yard looks like, but most will take great pride in having a beautiful bed of grass, along with some seasonal flowers, in the garden. While good landscaping services can help ensure your lawn is always looking fantastic, a quality irrigation system can make an even bigger difference. And by making sure the installation of sprinkler systems and water tanks in Longreach and Emerald is done by a quality company, you are taking a giant step towards having a gorgeous garden at all times of the year.


Save Time and Money

Some people enjoy watering their flowers on a daily basis, but most find it a chore that takes up far too much time. If everyone in your family works or goes to school, no one is going to want to water the grass and plants on a semi-regular basis. But when you have an automatic pump and irrigation system, you do not have to do any work. Simply set the sprinklers as you want them, and they will turn on and off at the appropriate time. Using such a sprinkler system not only saves you time, but it is also cost effective, as you are using the optimal amount of water on a daily basis.

Having a quality irrigation system installed at your home, farm or commercial building is definitely important. But you also need to make sure the right maintenance and repairs are being done on the system. If you find the system is giving you problems a few months after the installation, you may want to contact an irrigation system repair company to see if they can look into the problem. Quality companies that repair pumps and steel pipes in the Central Highlands will help keep your system running smoothly and for a long time.

Whether the system is being used for agricultural, commercial, mining or residential purposes, it is vital to make sure all the parts are in correct working order. Companies that handle the repairs of steel pipes in the Central Highlands can come to your location and check to see whether the relevant parts are working as they should.

Growing Marijuana Indoors: An Overview

By John Contraros

This how-to guide will teach you about each step in the process of growing your first marijuana plant indoors. From seeds and nutrients to lighting and hydroponic systems, this guide is a basic overview for the novice indoor marijuana grower.


For your first grow operation I recommend you seeds that are easy to obtain, such as those found in your own bud. Once you get some experience growing you may want to consider buying cannabis seeds. There are many types of marijuana seeds out there and many different strains. There are feminized seeds which yield only female plants, and there are low-rider dwarf plants that flower automatically. There are many varieties of Sativa, Indica, and hybrid (containing genetics from both Indica and Sativa strains). Sativa and sativa-dominant strains tend to give the user more of a ‘head high’ as opposed to a ‘body high’; whereas Indica-dominant strains tend to give you that couch-lock stoney high. Step 2 – Growing Method

There are many methods of growing cannabis but we will only talk using soil here, as this is a beginners tutorial. Hydroponic growing will be a topic of a future tutorial.

Growing in soil is also the method suggested by the Cannabis Chef when the marijuana will be used in foods. Soil will provide the most natural flavor for cannabis and is best for cooking.

Germinate Seeds


It is extremely helpful to germinate the seeds before starting an indoor soil grow operation. To germinate the seeds, simply place them in a folded dampened paper towel and leave over night. Check the seeds, if the sprout has begun to break through the husk of the seed then it is ready. If not, re-dampen the paper towel and continue this process until the seed germinates. If the sprout does not break through within five or so days, it is most likely a dud. Toss, and start again.

Prepare the Space

You will need a space to grow your plants. Where ever you chose to grow, make sure you prepare the space properly. I suggest lining the floor with trash bags or plastic drop sheets to prevent water damage. It is also a good idea to line or paint the walls with a white material. This will help reflect light back at the plants. If this is not an option you may use aluminum foil. Make sure the dull side of the foil is facing outwards towards the plants. Aluminum foil is not a great choice however it is better than nothing.

Choose and Install a Light

The Cannabis Chef suggests staying away from florescent light bulbs, but if you must always use a CFL (compact florescent light) and at least 100 watts for one plant. Your plant will most likely grow, however you will also likely be disappointed in your crops. We suggest using between 250-400 Watt HPS (High Pressure sodium) or HID MH (high-intensity discharge metal halide) lights. You will want to mount the lights in a way that allows you to move them up as the plant grows. For safety we suggest using a reflector on the light, and a fan in the space you are using. Not only will the fan prevent it from getting to warm in the space it will also help to circulate oxygen to the plants.

Setting up the Plants

For each plant you are growing you will need one 3-5 gallon bucket. You can find these at Home Depot or almost any department store. You could also find a great deal at Make sure you poke about 5 small holes in the bottom of the bucket to allow excess water to drain. You may use the lid of the bucket as a water catcher by placing it underneath the bucket.

Next, fill each bucket with soil, leaving about 4 inches at the top. We suggest using organic potting soil. Test the soils PH using a PH Meter. The soil should be somewhere between 6.0 and 7.0. Remember adding nutrients will increase the acidity of the soil. There are PH balancing kits available to help achieve the perfect balance. This is important for a healthy plant.

Using your finger, push a small whole about quarter to a half inch deep into the soil in the center of the bucket. Know place the seed or clone in and cover with soil. The soil should be packed firmly but not so dense that the sprout will not be able to push through.

The Light Routine

We recommend using 16 hours of light and 8 hours of dark for the first two weeks. After the first two weeks you may increase the amount of light by one hour each day until you are using between 18 and 24 hours of light in a 24 hour period. After the plants reach desired height (probably around 12′ depending on the strain) you may decrease the lighting to just 12 hours on and 12 hours off. This will trigger the flowering cycle of the plant. This is the time the buds will begin to form. This is also the time where you must remove any male plants. Male plants can be detected by their pollen sacs. These are small pod-like plant structures which will fertilize the female plants (causing seeds and less potency!). So be sure to remove the males as soon as can spot them.

The Nutrient Routine

For the first two weeks after germination we suggest using only water to feed the plants. For the next two weeks slowly increase the nutrient solution to the suggested amount. This will help prevent against ‘burning’ or ‘shocking’ the plants. During the vegetative stage we suggest using N-P-K (nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium) ratio of about 30-15-15. For the flowering stage use a 15-30-30 ratio. This is only what we recommend, and every strain will do better using a different regiment. If you bought your seeds from a legitimate source it may come with documentation with a N-P-K suggestion.


Harvesting is a huge topic that involves many things including drying, curing, trimming and more. Here we will only get into knowing when to harvest. Look forward to future material about the harvesting process. You will want to harvest the cannabis plants when the trichomes (small hair-like glands found on the marijuana buds) are an amber color. Use a magnifying glass to examine the buds. When around 90% of the trichomes are amber in color, it is time to harvest!

About the Author: For more information see Jorge Cervantes Ultimate Grow and for cooking info see Cannabutter.


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Mighty Death Pop Slated For August 2012, With Or Without Icp Free Songs

Mighty Death Pop Slated for August 2012, with or without ICP Free Songs


Jack Burden

Mighty Death Pop is on its way out this August. Mighty Death Pop implies many things in the title, but the most obvious is that Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope hope the album to be a cog in the wheel of pop’s destruction. But while Juggalos and Juggalettes are pondering the meaning behind Insane Clown Posse’s new album’s title, this writer wouldn’t be surprised if Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope themselves, and Psychopathic Record label executives, weren’t secretly fretting over Mighty Death Pop sales. But could they fix this with ICP free songs?


The musical landscape has changed a lot since the last time an Insane Clown Posse new album came out. Fans of most music are no longer interested in purchasing whole albums like Mighty Death Pop. Instead, our music market has turned into a singles culture, one where individual songs off Insane Clown Posse’s new album are destined to be more successful than Insane Clown Posse’s new album alone. A gloomier prognosis would be that our music market has turned into a free music culture, where ICP free songs would be taken more than anything with a price tag. In fact, many music industry experts would probably recommend that Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope release ICP free songs before the release of Mighty Death Pop. Doing so would undoubtedly generate some buzz around the Mighty Death Pop release, and put new music in the hands of Juggalos who have been more than hungry for Insane Clown Posse’s new album to arrive. 3 years ago, when Insane Clown Posse’s new album was not Mighty Death Pop, but instead Bang! Boom! Pow! was Insane Clown Posse’s new album, suggesting that ICP free songs be included on the new release would have been received poorly. But that’s because there hadn’t been enough time for the marketing minds in the music industry to properly process the power this idea could have. Think about it. People like free things, and music is no exception. So when ICP free songs are released to run wild on the Internet, fans are going to swallow them up, and this act is going to lead to more and more and more fans doing the exact same. With their appetites just barely wetted for Insane Clown Posse’s new album with this ICP free songs experiment, Juggalos would be rabid for more to come on the actual Insane Clown Posse new album. Make sense? Whether ICP’s management will take any risks like unleashing some ICP free songs when marketing Mighty Death Pop remains to be seen, but the bigger risk would not be trying anything innovative at all when marketing Mighty Death Pop. Here’s to hoping someone gives it a try!

Mighty Death Pop is slated for release in August 2012, whether or not ICP free songs come out in advance of Insane Clown Posse’s new album release. To learn more about

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Back Bar Refrigerators: How To Clean Back Bar Refrigerators

By Maxx Johnson

Business with commercial settings such as a restaurant, arena, stadium or bars should always keep the back bar refrigerators in excellent working condition. Refrigerators and freezers should have their condensers cleaned every three to four months. This will help to keep their back bar refrigerators working efficiently and keep their equipment running longer and saving money on utilities.

Do not force your refrigerator to work harder than necessary by locating it near a heated source; such as heating vents, kitchen ranges or dishwashers; this will just make your back bar work harder than normal. Do not suffocate a refrigerator by enclosing it tightly against multiple walls. It is also important to have at least two or three inches of air flow around the refrigerator. This will help keep your back bar refrigerator running more efficiently, which will save you more money.

Cleaning a back bar refrigerator is not as hard as most people would think it would be. Move the refrigerator out from the walls and vacuum their condenser coils once a year. This keeps the refrigerator working efficiently and helps control the right temperature. Refrigerators run much better for shorter periods with clean coils. To be sure, forgetting to clean the coils of a refrigerator can be very costly. The good news is that there really is nothing to cleaning it yourself. First, be sure to move the refrigerator out from the wall and unplug it. Second, you will need to remove the cover panel, which is not very hard to do. Then with a long, narrow nozzle of a vacuum cleaner just clean out all the dust and debris. Then just replace the cover and plug the refrigerator back in.


Also be sure to check the water drip pan in the back lower part of the refrigerator. Sometimes your drainage in the refrigerator can get clogged up. However, this is not hard to fix, just run some warm water through the tube to unclog and this should take care of this problem.

For cleaning the inside of the refrigerator make a solution of baking soda and water and place into a spray bottle for easier cleaning. Spray the solution all over the surfaces of the refrigerator and wipe clean inside and out.

One other solution to keeping your back bar refrigerators is to invest in a steam cleaner. Steam cleaners are a great way to clean back bar refrigerators, because it will remove dust mites, kill bacteria that builds up and removes dust, mold, and mildew. Steam vapor cleaners are considered environmentally safe cleaning systems. Steam is a safe, chemically free cleaning and sanitizing cleaning system. This tool is highly recommended for any business to keep their equipment running efficiently and safe.

A person does not have to worry about spending a lot of money in keeping their equipment running efficiently. They just need to remember that the cleaning process does need to be done every three to four months to keep form having any major break downs. It is much cheaper to keep your equipment clean than to replace with all new equipment.

About the Author: Max Johnson of VGS Golf Learn more about Bar Equipment. Read more about Stainless Steel Back Bar Refrigerators.


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Music Review Of The Stand Ins By Okkervil River

Music Review of The Stand Ins by Okkervil River


Darren Tan

Okkervil River is an indie rock band from Austin, Texas. Formed in 1998, the band takes its name from a short story by Russian author Tatyana Tolstaya. Okkervil River consist of Scott Brackett (Trumpet/ Keyboards), Brian Cassidy (Vocals, Electric Guitar, Mandolin), Travis Nelsen (Drums), Patrick Pestorius (Bass), Will Sheff (Vocals/Guitar), Justin Sherburn (New Member) and Lauren Gurgiolo (New Member). Former member, Jonathan Meiburg (Vocals, Keyboards, Accordion) left the band to pursue as a singer and songwriter in his new band, Shearwater. The band has garnered positive critical reception, especially noted are each song’s lyrics, intricate instrumentation, and thematic albums. 🙂 Okkervil River play songs that are heart-felt and all songs written by them are actually beautiful poems that ought to be remembered for a long long time. Clever lyrics combined with music that are full of emotions and touch everyone’s heart upon listen. They are as big as the Amazon River. 😀


The Stand Ins is such a matured album that even Adult and Elderly People will fall in love with it. It’s definitely a perfect album for my parents’ wedding anniversary. 🙂 It has 3 tracks which are pure instrumentals. “Stand Ins, One” is just 48 seconds long and is the intro to The Stand Ins. It started off slowly and gradually picked up and got louder. Accordian can be heard throughout this song and at times, it sounded creepy to me. Nonetheless, this track will get you ready and build up the tempo and excitement in you for the next track. 🙂 What i love about “Lost Coastlines” apart from the awesome lyrics is its music. 😉 Patrick Pestorius’ playing of bass gets my head nodding each time i listen to this track. Not only that, the mandolin and trumpet also created an atmosphere as if i’m watching a big group of orchestra performance. As Will sings, “But we find the maps he sent to us don’t mention lost coastlines…”. He knows that they are lost on the shoreline.. And when it comes to the end, it will not be long when you finally find yourself singing along with Okkervil River.. “La, la, la…” The beginning of “Singer Songwriter” resembles “Ain’t No Easy Way” by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club”, and it tells the story about a girl who has everything that she could ever ask for.. But due to this very same fact, she failed in everything she chose to do.. And nothing’s gonna change her world.. It’s also one of the loudest track on The Stand Ins where various guitar playings can be heard throughout this track. Beautiful country rock song where you can imagine a group of elderly people enjoying and dancing to this power-pop country rock track. 😀 Love it! “Starry Stairs” should have been the last track on this album. It just has the quality to end an album. 🙂 Will sings as if he is sad.. “If you don’t love me, i’m sorry”. It’s the most memorable moment on this track. As he goes on, he sings about how a girl that he loves, lied to him. He has no choice but to say goodbye.. All the Starry Stairs seem to be falling apart as he climbs.. Definitely a track to look out for on The Stand-Ins! Play this song if you found out that your girlfriend is lying to you or hiding something from you! 🙂 Make her know that you’re saying goodbye.. Clocking in at over 6 minutes long is “Blue Tulip”. The longest song on this album. Blue Tulip, again sings about a girl who lies.. “Hats off to my distant hope, a little lie, a puff of smoke…”, sings Will, and as he sings, i feel the pain he’s in. I feel sorry for him. Such a sad song that it’s impossible to ignore this powerful ballad which sings the way to your heart. And it’s one of the reasons Okkervil River is famous for! 😉 “Stand Ins, Two” is another instrumental. A slow guitar plucking and piano playing. As if Okkervil River is taking a brief break from this album. 🙂 As its title suggests, “Pop Lie” is about lies. A story about a man who lies in his pop songs. Thus, Pop Lie. 🙂 Damn, Okkervil River is good at it! They write songs that’s so complicated until i have to listen countlessly to Pop Lie before i could figure out the real meaning behind this song. A man who has so many fans, from kids to adults, lies whenever he sings. Is this the real world out there? You be the judge. Anyway, it’s a guitar-power-packed song that is so radio friendly! Cheers to Okkervil River! “On Tour with Zykos” is specially written for Okkervil River’s past member, Jonathan Meiburg. Will wishes him all the best on his future undertaking… “Roll your crew on down the road, to the next sold out show… ” I really love the piano playing of this song. I can feel the friendship shared between Okkervil River and Jonathan. And it reminds me of the friendship shared between Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon. Incredible farewell song to Jonathan! 😀 “Calling and Not Calling My Ex” is a very radio-friendly track. At first listen, i already knew i would like this song. The beat and tempo of this song is just perfect that it’ll make you go on remembering this song, especially the beginning of this song. “God knows i’m feeling really stupid now, forever having said goodbye…” is the phrase that i always recall whenever i listen to this song. And another praise for the piano of this song. I just find it very appealing and infectious.. 😉 “Stand Ins, Three”, another instrumental. Violin can be heard throughout this track until it subsides where it jump to another track… More or less, it’s the prelude to the next song… “Bruce Wayne Campbell Interviewed on the Roof of the Chelsea Hotel, 19793 is the track that closes The Stand Ins. Before ending The Stand Ins, Okkervil River managed to close this album on thematic and anthemic note. This song is a slow ballad that Will sings, “Pull down the shades, let’s kill the morning…”, as if he’s disappointed and despair in love. But like most closing song, it ended on a high note, high spirit, trumpet, guitar and drums all came in together to make this a memorable one. Okkervil River have done it again! 🙂 Rating: I’m speechless… I’m totally impressed with the lyrics written by Okkervil River. The have this ability to write songs with lyrics that are so cryptic that we have to think through the words in order to understand the real meaning behind those lyrics. Not only that, their music landscape and genre is so focused that they are becoming the pioneer in what they are doing. Beautiful and heart-felt songs all in The Stand Ins, i honestly give it 7.5 out of 10. Cheers! Stand-Out Tracks (My Picks): Lost Coastlines, Singer Songwriter, Starry Stairs, Calling and Not Calling My Ex, On Tour with Zykos. Darren Tan

is a huge avid fan of indie music, indie bands and indie artists. Since he was 17 years old, he started to fall in love with the indie music scene. It was a total turning point in his life for him as he no longer look at the indie music industry the same since.

With, he wants to share his thoughts, comments, reviews and opinions…

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When To Use A Demolition Contractor

Submitted by: Andrew Collier

A Demolition contractor will need to be hired when there is a large-scale project needing to be completed quickly and efficiently. They can ensure the safe demolition of extensive, heavy items such as buildings, walls and structures and it is highly important to hire a professionalservice witha high quality Demolition contractor for all constructional projects of this type.

Most companies are able to advise a customer on the best possible solution for their renovation needs before commencing in the demolition of an area. It is essential to hire a reliable and reputable company when wishing to change part or all of a residential or commercial property, as incorrect demolition or construction of an area can lead to many future problems with the stability of other walls and structures, as well as safety issues and injury.

Many factors need to be considered during the process of planning including budget, time scale, convenience and the plan for debris to be removed after the work is completed. It is highly important to have a specific outline in place before commencing on such a large project; especially if the area is a residential home that is lived in by a young family as some safety issues may need addressing.


Most reliable, respectable companies can help with the removal of debris and rubble using their heavy-duty equipment and machinery to clean up the area quickly and efficiently, but this may be an additional cost to the owner depending on which company is hired.

One of the most reputable companies in the St. Petersburg local region is 3-D Construction Enterprises. They have a highly loyal customer base offering excellent customer satisfaction and service at all times. They have a range of demolition specialists ready to expertly and safely remove many areas of a home and the highly trained customer support team can be contacted for consultations, estimates, questions and advice every day of the week.

Their business website offers customer reviews and feedback from previous completed projects, plus it shows the wide range of additional services that are offered with the company including descriptions of what each one entails. They offer affordable, high quality services to new and existing customers and pride themselves on the work they deliver to each and every client.

All companies that offer demolition services require a high level of qualification, experience, knowledge, expertise and understanding of different building types to successfully complete jobs with the highest quality service available in the local region. Many contractors also obtain additional training through the company they work for to ensure they deliver optimum results every time.

A Demolition contractor should have a wide variety of past experience, achievements and skill in demolition work to be potentially considered for a project. The availability of high quality companies offering a Demolition contractor for every individuals needs is vast and hiring the correct company can result in a quick, easy and professional service of the highest standard accessible in the local area today.

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Gift Plants: True Satisfaction

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Jeffrey Zaragosa

People are searching for something that will make them happy without boundaries. They are looking for a stable job for a living, finding someone or something that makes them complete and sharing the happiness it brings.

Sometimes, we make our happiness as a hobby. Some go for sports like bowling or surfing, do recreational things like cooking or knitting and others choose reading novels or collecting artifacts. Some are enjoying internet browsing, social networking and playing games online. But there is one particular hobby that is self-rewarding, free and fun, and that is collecting and cultivating a variety of gift plants

Why do they choose this kind of recreational activity? There must be a good reason. A lot of people said that it gave them the feeling of joy and contentment. Some mentioned that there is a feeling of happiness and satisfaction when they see their plants growing. Knowing how to take care of the things that you love is showing the true reflection of yourself. Likewise, if you enjoy what you are doing that will make it a perfect hobby.


Cultivating gift plants is easy but it needs more patience and time to nurture and to make them beautiful. Because it will take a month or a year before you will see it grow into a fully grown plant, planters are needed to invest the extra time, effort and even money to raise them. Knowing what is best for your gift plants is also important.

A Good location, humid condition, and enough space and sunlight, are some of the vital things that you need to consider in cultivating live plants. If you are new to these things, love what you are doing then everything will just follow. Put your passion to all of the things that you do because it will be easier for you to get what you desire. Just enjoy what you are doing and you will find the true satisfaction.

In my next article, I will discuss about how you can create your own garden and cultivate your own live plants. I will also give you more ideas about gardening and buying plants online.

Jeffrey Zaragosa is a market researcher and a writer online of


. He loves to write about plants as special gifts and

order plants online

. He always makes research on plants used as gifts for special occasions.

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