Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 19, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
IMS UTHBRIDGE HERAIO Friday, Junt 19, HOME OF THE WEEK Qean Qil StalllS From Concrete One of the commonest and i Remove and scrub the surface most displeasing stains on con- j with clear water, crete is lubricating or m o t o r j Benzene may be used to oil. Such stains can be removed the poultice. Apply to ttw easily when fresh, but require dain and allow to remain for mure effort if the stain is eld one hour after the solvent has i because oil penetrates the con-! evaporated. Repeat often as i crete. 1 Portland Cement Association on j haw to make oil-stained con- A modern 4 bedroom Side Split I crele look new again: On a fresh stain, the oil should be sponged up im- media'tely without spreading it. necessary. Scrub with clear Here are some tips from the water at the end of the treat- which could be built on a 60 foot lot. Main Floor contains large Living and Dining area Cover the spot with a dry, ab- plus a spacious kitchen with powder such as fuller's ample table and storage space, earth, portland cement powder Design No, C-696 Main Floor 760 Sq.Ff. Upper Floor 850 Garage 410 HOWOGRAF COMPANY OP CANADA 40 JARVIS AT KING E., TORONTO 1. ONTARIO. C Please send me further details about how to obtain standard builder blueprints for Design No. C Or enclosed please find SI.00 for which send me the new Design Book entitled "Second nan and Country Homes Designed For Canadians." Family room on lower floor has fireplace and sliding glass door to Patio. A convenient wash- room is located close to the side entrance. Bedrooms are on the upper floor. Master bed- room has private washroom and dressing room with two large closets. Also on this floor is a full bathroom and a cedar- closet. Utilities are located in the full basement beneath the Living Dining area. Con- struction is a combination of Brick and Stone Veneer with fireproof (metal or asbestos cement) siding above. Design is suitable for any type of heat- ing. NAME .ADDRESS (Left.) Backward Swimmers Octopi swim only when they must or if on migration. Then they swim backwards in a se- ries of jerks, employing the same method of jet propulsion used by the squid. YOUR GARDEN By Isabella R. Young, F.R.H.5. or hydratcd lime and leave this on the area 24 hours. Repeat until iw more oil is absorbed by the pawder. If some stains persists, consider one of the methods mentioned below. If the oil has remained for seme time, remove all liquid or solidified oil from the surface, than scrub the spot with strong soap, scouring powder, trisodi- um phosphate or a proprietary detergent. Then make a mixture cf one part triisdiiun phosphate in six parts cf water. Apply to the spot and let dry about 24 hours. Brush away the dried paste and wash with clear water. Another suggested method is to make a poultice using a 5 per cent solution of- medium hydroxide (caustic Be sure to wear rubber gloves ar.d follow label precautions. Apply to the stain and allow to re- main until dry, 20 to 24 hours. GAY GAiLLARDlAS WHEN people think of plant nutrients they usually think in terms of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. Webster defines fertilizer as any material put on or in the soil to improve the quality or quantity of plant growth, as manures, chemicals, etc. These, of course, are neces- sary, but so are air and water in the soil. If it is in poor physical condition caused by either too much clay, so that TO air can get to the roots; too much sand which causes drought conditions, providing humus will help to improve tlus situation. Humus may be pro- vided by adding Farm manure to the soil, which is excellent and is also a very good fer- tilizer. It is. however, rather low in phosphate and so phos- phorus should be applied at the same time as the manure in the form of super phosphate. Other humus in the way of compost, peat moss or grass clippings may be used. Alter the soil is in condition you can start thinking about the main elements nitrogen, phospho- rus and potash. There are oth- er plant nutrients but from tests carried out it has been found that there is no general deficiency of any of these ele- ments in Alberta. NITROGEN is necessary for leafy growth, improving qual- ity and promoting a rich, heavy growth and a good, dark green color. PHOSPHORUS is espe- cially important in areas with a short growing season as it promotes rapid growth and early maturity of plants, as well as improving blooms and aiding seed development. PO- TASSIUM is usually in ade- quate supplies in our soils. It helps to promote strong stems and gives increased root growth. It is also essential in the manufacture of plant food in the plant. Another aspect of soil is the Build Rail Fence And Matching Gate the Calgary. and surrounding Leth- areas LJ acid or lime content. There are NO soils from Edmonton, soutt and east, and especially those bridge that are too acid. DO NOT add lime unless you have had your soil tested and have been ad- vised that it is required. The question is often raised as to whether to use liquid or dry fertilizer. Most of the dry fertilizers are water solu- ble, and tliey are also highly available to plants in the dry form. The liquid fertilizers are more costly to use too. Starter solutions for transplants may be used, using 2 tbsps. of 10- 52-17 to a gallon of water, applying 1 pint, or less, per plant. For the following, use 2 tbsps. of fertilizer to a gallon water 16-20-0, 11-48-0, 27- 14-0. 23-23-0. 14-14-7, 12-5-7, 10- 30-10, Manures, if available, are the most important fertilizer for the home gardener and should be well worked into the soil be- fore p 1 a n t ing is done, pref- erably in the fall. When using commercial fer- tilizers follow directions exact- ly. It is better to use too little______________ than too much. Finally, when watering, give Mistake the soil a thorough soaking and then do not give any more moisture until the ground is dry. In this way you encour- deep rooting. is the name of this puillnrdia which has smoky-red petals, tipped Gailhirdias are known for the profusion of flowers they pro- duce ;ind for the kngth of time over which they continue to bloom. ''All si.mmer is not an idle phrase when applied to these plants. There are hoth annual and perennial gaillardias, both- equally easy to prow from seeds where the plunts ate to bloom. GailtordiiiS prefer lighf, opdrt soil snd must have both .sun- light iind air. Wiih these condi- iions met, they'll provide you with a constant show blos- soms for cutting or to make your garden gay. Single-flowered1 gailfardias have just one row ot" petals hut double, ones are rounded heads rilled with petals and are gen- erally more popular with gar- deners. While gailtardia (lowers nor- mally are 10 3 inches across, those of some tetraploicf varieties arc 4 inches in dia- meter. Flower colors are various shades of yellow to orange and a series of off-reds: brick, claret and "smoky." They combino well with most. other flower colors another point in their favor. Mrs. C. I never seem to have success with my Lythrum. It grov.'S in the sun but the leaves seem to dry up on the plants. Ans. Lythrum will grow in either sun or semi-shade, but they do require quite a lot of water, so perhaps you are keep- ing them too much on the dry side. Any questions should be sent with self-addressed, stamped envelope to Mrs. I. Young, A common mistake when adding fertilizer to beds or rows is to think that if a little does good, a lot will do more good. Not so. Just as it doesn't do you any good to overeat, so it hurts rather than helps plants when you overfertilize. A sprinkle on the ground, so that it looks as if light snow had fallen, is the usual direc- tion given for applying fertil- izer to most plants. Boundary Of Space 3620 Centre B St. 43. N.W. Calgary There ognized is no exact o boundary but rec- many space scientists place the be- ginning of space as far as earth is concerned at 60 miles above the earth's surface. ment. Commercial and proprietary degressicg products are also available to remove grease and cil stains from concrete. Some come in convenient aerosol cans. The stain is sprayed ac- cording washed away the residue. to with directions water to then clear Every homeowner who en-1 lumber yards at a fraction of joys the privacy of their prop- erty will be interested in to- days pattern. It tells how to beautify your home with an at- tractive Rail Fence and Match- ing Gate. UK cost of a comparable fence j if built to order, Send Sl.20 for Rail Fence and Gale Pattern No. !I41 to Car- pentry Dept., the Lethbridge Herald, Box 80S Adelaide This fence not only increases P.O. Toronto 1. Ont. Send addi- Ihe value of your property but I tional for a catalogue il a Is o discourages "short cuts" I lustrating over 300 other that frequently destroy prized it yourself projects. build plants. The pattern contains com- plete step by step directions that explain iiow to plan the proper number of fence posts, setting posts firmly and build- ing the fence to the correct height. All materials specifier! are stock items readily available in ICititor's Note Tht; Her- ald dors not handle these pal- tmis ;iml it is necessary to rrf tlie above address in Toronto. IMrasp write the address printed. (Copyright Toronto Slar Syndicate) Here's How To Estimate The Concrete You Need One question that seems to number of square feet to baffle most homeowners plan- used. ning a concrete improvement To find the number of cubic for the home is: How much yards of concrete to order, Is Your Ladder Safe? By MK. FIX A ladder is one tool that you don't just haul out and use with hardly a second thought. You should develop the habit of giving your ladder a careful inspection each time yon use it. Look for excessive shaking in a stepladder. Open it and climb a few steps. Shift your weight from side to side. A good lad- der will not shake excessively. The rmigs of an extension ladder may not he as strong as they once were. With the ladder flat on the ground, step and then bounce on each rung. There should not be any loose- ness. If a rung has a crack in it, better to break the rung thli way than to discover it too late while climbing the ladder. Give braces and hardware a thorough visual check. If there is any rust, clean it. off before it causes deterioration. Once you have the ladder leaning against the side of the house, climb up a few steps and see if bouncing on it causes an excessive amount of sway- ing. Many of the same checks can be given a new ladder when contemplating a purchase. Also consider the differences be Uveen the ladders you are ex- amining. Extra heavy rungs and side rails will he found on the better ladder's. Rungs on wcoelen ladders should have metal braces beneath them. Metal parts should be of rust- proof material. Hardware on a stepladder should he sturdy} and work smoothly. Even the safest ladder is a j hazard if not properly used. i Stepladders should be fully j open. Check the side braces. They should be straight and locked. up yonr extension ladder so that the base of it is away from the wall by a distance of about one-fourth its height. Place the ladder on solid ground. On soft ground a board will provide a firmer fooling. Metal ladders should have rubber feet to avoid skidding. When you climb a ladder, climb facing it and have both Tools concrete do I need? Ready mixed concrete is sold by the cubic yard. A yard is a lot of concrete, especially if some of it is sin-plus and has to be disposed of. It's easy to estimate how much you'll need. First apply the formula for volume: length I hands tree to horn on. joois i i you can't carry in your pock-! 1 ets or hai'ging from your' belt or inside a shoulder hag should be hauled up with a multiply the number of square e feet by" the depth in inches and! 'go (o for pattern's to limes width times depth. The difficulty seems to lie in con- verting units. Length and width of concrete patios or walks are usually [given in feet. Multiplying i length and width gives the. divide the result by For example: a il x IB ft. p a t i o 4 in. deep covers 162 sq. ft. Four times 1R2 is (VI8, and dividing by 321 gives 2 cu. yd. of concrete needed. Be sure to allow for waste or spillage when ordering. The Portland Cement A top. Three j rungs from the top of an ex-' tension ladder is close enough. And never stand on the top platform of a stepladder. (Newspaper ICntci-prise Assn.) sociation suggests homeowner contact that the his ready mix supplier for help in esti- mating his needs and deciding unlike the onion, the leaves are the type of mix required. [the edible portion. Perennial Herb Chives, a perennial herb, closely related to thy onion but, CONCRETE BLOCKS IDEAL FOR PLANTERS Flowers arranged in easy-to-build con- crete block planters will brighten your home and make your outdoor living area a col- orful place for entertaining or just relaxing. 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