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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 6, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 6 THI LETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, July 6, i9 HOME OF THE WEEK 62-0' DESIGK1 iv r DESIGN R23-733 An appealing home with cen- tre hall plan is illustrated here. Location of the kitchen is very desirable for many homemak- i ers' it is in direct line with the I front entrance and handy to the i back yard. There are French doors from dining room to ter- race and the adjacent living j room has a natural fireplace. Two bedrooms and den occupy the opposite wing and the den can provide a perfectly satis- j factory third bedroom. This de- sign has a full basement with I plenty of scope for imaginative expansion, including an extra washroom. (Copyright 1973. Toronto Star Syndicate) Home-O-Graph Home Planning Service 40 JARVIS ST., TORONTO, ONTARIO MSC 2HI I enclose each (plus 25 cents for handling end mailing) for two new books "Home Design for Cana- Book 1 presents designs for homes up to 1600 sq. ff. for 1 storey and split level, 1850 sq. ft. for and one half and 2 storey. Book 2 includes larger homes and vacation homes. Also avai'oble is an 18 page book of duplex and multiple home designs at 50 cents. J Please send an order form so that I tnay order builder's plans for the design shown above. NAME ADDRESS -T1J 3Z7 It takes plenty of abuse Combination door maintenance By MR. FIX The combination storm and screen door may seem like a second-irate item, not being the real and proper door to your house. But it takes more abuse than the regular door. In fact that's it's there for, to take the abuse that cause wear and tear on the ordinary wood- en door. The combination door is one that needs care and mainten- ance since it is exposed to ev- erything all year long. It also is the door likeliest to develop problems or suffer an accident. During cold weather it car- ries a heavy glass insert. In the summer it holds a lighter screen insert. It may slam too quickly or close too slowly be- cause of the diffa-ing weight. If it slams too often, the door can become damaged. It also is a hazard to the people who go through it. If it closes too slowly a stiff wind may catch and blow it YOUR GARDEN By Isabella R. Young, F.R.H.S. SOILS AND FERTILIZERS I'm sure you've heard the ex- pression about a person who has a wonderful garden, "Oh, he has a 'green thumb' More than likely, much of the credit for his fine lawn, beautiful flowers and bountiful garden should go to his fertile seal. Not all soils, however, are co-oper- ative and so the title 'green thumb' honestly belongs to those gardeners who can a. poor soil and by skilful man- agement, make it produce the Some of the soils in Alberta are rich and black, loaded with humus and plant nutrients, making them ideal for garden- ing. Many soils do lack these desirable features. There is the mess of clay and subsoil, or the rock pile that the builder leaves behind for the new homeowner to tackle. There are some areas where the top soil has been stripped or erod- ed away. Some soils have too much lime and others are load- ed with salts or alkali, and then there are those that are too sandy. To improve your soil, here are a few brief suggestions. Loams are the best soils tex- turewise and they contain 40 per cent sand, 40 per cent silt and 20 per cent on a weight basis. If your soil isn't close to this to begin with, you can't do much about it. It takes a lot of sand to change a gumbo or heavy clay soil to a bam and a lot of clay and silt to correct the texture of a straight sand. It would be better to haul in a few loads of good loam if you have a texture problem. Three inches will do for a lawn or garden, but the more the better. Good soils should contain some organic matter to help produce good tilth, aeration, and hold the moisture properly. Incor- porating organic matter such as well-rotted manure, compost, peat moss or some of the dehy- drated manures help to keep your soil in good working condi- tion. Repeat as necessary to keep it this way. With regard to fertilizers, most of them are made up of nitrogen, phosphorous and po- tash. Lack of nitrogen leads to a pate green appearance in lawn and small, spindly'plants. Ample nitrogen is indicted by a rich, dark green color and large, vigorous plants. Regular applications of nitrogen are re- quired on lawns in Alberta, regardless of the kind of soil, to ensure a good appearance. Most Alberta soils contain too little available phosphate so this nutrient should be applied annually to lawns and gardens. Potash is in good supply 'in most Alberta soils and is not normally recommended. For certain crops, such as potatoes, which need lots of this element, some soils may be deficient There are dozens of different kinds of fertilizers in the gar- den shops. Some are water sol- uble and others are sprinkled around the plants or spread over the lawn and watered in. Most flowering plants require a higher percentage of phos- phorous than do evergreens or tropical plants, which need a fertilizer containing more nitro- gen. On lawns, for example, you could use a fertilizer with an analysis of broadcast- tag it in the early spring at five pounds per square feet of lawn, m if the lawn seems to be a pale color, more nitrogen may be needed such as Urea 46-0-0 at 3 pounds per square feet. Be sure to broadcast nitrogen fertilizers evenly to produce "even" growth. There are other fer- tilizers, some with an organic base, and others containing a herbicide to kill weeds, etc. at the same time the grass is fer- tilized. Liquid nutrients may also be applied. For gardens you can broad- cast your fertilizers and dig them in before planting or place them two inches away from plants, working well into the soil and then watering. Generally, a complete fertilizer is used on flowers and vege- tables. Note, that you can add too much plaint food and thus burn tte foliage or ruin germin- ation of seeds. Therefore, read directions carefully on contain- er, and for broadcast applica- tion, spread evenly. If you do the job right, you will be the gardener with the "green thumb." Mr. W. Could you please tell me how to get rid of wasps in the garden? Ans. There is an aerosol push-button spray can, special- ly made for this purpose. open, straining the hinges. A pneumatic door closer should be used on every storm door. A spring in the tubular closer starts the door closing when it is wide open. Pneuma- tic pressure cuts the speed of the door just before it is fully closed. If you have a storm door without a closer, install one. If you have a closer, learn how to adjust it as the weight of the door changes depending on whether you have a screen or a storm insert in use. Adjustment is done by way of a screw or a movable knob. You will have to experiment and make adjustments gradual- ly. Toe hardware for the closer is mounted on the inside of the frame and the inside of the door, generally at the top. If the closer is difficult to adjust or adjusting doesn't correct the problem, then it is possible that it is mounted on the door jamb too far from the door. Remount the bracket closer to the door. If a door proves too heavy for the closer, try moving tire closer from the top to the mid- dle of the door. This will dis- tribute the weight more evenly. If your storm door is sub- ject to being caught by heavy winds, you may want to install a chain guard. This consists of a chain and a spring. Before the door is blown too far out the coil spring in the unit ab- sorbs the shock as the end of the chain is reached. 'When you mount the chain, make certain it stops the door short of the point where it is at right angles to the frame. You want the spring to start its work before there is a strain on the hinges. Any door that has been blown about a bit will develop trouble. The likely spot is the binges. These may loosen. If they do, replace the screws with larger screws. If the wood is too' torn up, plug the holes with wood filler and redrill the screw holes. If the hinges are bent they may have to be re- placed. Frequent banging will knock a metal door out of square. These have joints at the cor- ners that become loose. Take the door off and examine how it was made. You will find screws that can be tightened. You will find that the bottom rail can be adjusted without removing (he door. Enterprise Assn.) CHAIN GUARD KEEPS DOOR FROM OPENING TOO FAR ADJUSTED TO WEIGHT OF POOR CHECK FOR ANY LOOSE HINGES 'II for Quality, Service and Price Satisfaction Shop these Specials TONIGHT AND SATURDAY, JULY 7th THESE SPECIALS IN EFFECT ONLY AT CENTRE VILLAGE IGA-LETHBRIDGE FREE DELIVERY WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES PRICES IN EFFECT UNTIL CLOSING, SATURDAY, JULY 7th CATELU MAC AND CHEESE DINNERS oz. pkgs MAXWELL HOUSE COFFEE REG. GRIND Mb. pkg. 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