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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 22, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta _ THE LETHBRIDGI HEI1AID Friday, May Si, HOME OF THE WEEK Do-lt-Yourself Prolong Furniture Life B I 11% to' p3 I No. CH-107S Fleer 824 Sq.n. Ufftt' 858Sq.ft. Design No. CH-1070. Lower fl. 824 sq. ft, upper fl. 858 sq. ft. Shuttered windows with small panes reflect the charm of this modem Colonial design. Bed- rooms have extra large closets. There is a full bathroom up, stairs plus an extra washroom on the ground floor. Hear en- trance is protected by covered porch. There is a convenient entrance from kitchen to double garage. Construction is basically Brick Veneer with clapboard on the projecting front Could be built on a 70 foot lot. HOMOGRAF COMPANY OF CANADA 40 JAJRVIS AT KING E., TORONTO I. ONTARIO. Please send me further'details about how to obtain standard builder blueprints for Design No. CH-1070 Or enclosed please find for which send me the new Design Book entitled "Second ban and Country Homes Designed For Canadians." NAME ADDRESS (Left.) Great Migrators The best known migrators be- tides birds are probably the lemmings of Scandinavia, which, at intervals, travel to- ward the Atlantic Ocean, some- times even, plunging into the sea. Several of the common bats, also, undertake a true mi- gration in the autumn. Mutation Mink Minks in captivity have been bred to produce to varying from white and pale silver to darkest brown. Such specially developed fur is called muta- tion mink. liy MK. FIX Material that is both durable and easy to repair has made summer furniture a long-term investment. Aluminum, red- wood, painted steel and plastics are fairly weatherproof. But iere are'still things the home tandyman can do to add many seasons to their' usefulness. It's a good idea to check over your summer furniture and re- move it from whiter stor- age well before hot weather sets in. Each piece will at least need dusting. Most will need wash- ing. Detergent and water will work well for plastic, wood and painted metal. Scrub with a stiff brush. Aluminum may need more than this if badly pit- ted. In such case, rub with fine steel wool. Any metal furniture that shows signs of rust should be cleaned thoroughly with a wire brush and.then steel wool. While you are cleaning is the time to check the condition of the furniture. The joints may be loose, legs wobble. It's a sim- ile matter to tighten nuts and bolts you go along. If screws or bolts are rusted of if the threads are stripped then replace them with new ones. Use corrosion resistan fasteners plated steel for steel furniture, aluminum for aluminum furniture. Folding joints and pivotinj parts should work smoothly. I they don't, oil will take care o the problem. Tighten bolts on wooden fur- .lire. with the furniture clean, it 11 be easy to see what else eds doing. Rusty spots on etal furniture should be rub- ied down until the bare metal shiny. Then prime with a list-inhibiting paint before re- ainting. Painted wood that shows ear or blistering should be anded and primed before the ece is repainted. In theory redwood does not eed a finish. But there are red- ood sealers which, while not ding the grain of the wood, rill enhance its beauty and nake it more waterproof. These are pigmented sealers hich restore color that fades rith weathering. The sealer Iso will make the wood resis- ant to stains and thus easier to .ean. The plastic fabric used on Dimmer furniture, notably the dnd with aluminum frames, is asy to replace. Kits are avail- ble which contain either full- size ready-made pieces or web- ing in rolls to be cut off at the ppropriate length. Sheet metal screws with arge heads or washers to pre- sent tearing are used to fasten he new material to wooden YOUR GARDEN By Isabelle R. Young, F.R.H.S. Painting Walls When painting walls, start a the upper left hand cottier an work down using a brush o roller. A small brush will com in handy for doing those hari to-reach corners. Or you migh want to consider purchasii! several rollers now availabl in various sizes for doing diff cult areas. LAWNS rpWO of the first essentials for a good lawn are soil and seed. Heavy clay soils will not promote the proper growth of grass, neither will sand as it docs not retain sufficient moisture. You should have at least 6 to 8 inches of good top soil, which may consist of loam, with sufficient sand to provide the proper drainage and clay to improve the water- holding capacity. Adding humus or organic matter such as well-rotted manure, peat moss or leaf mould will im- prove the texture of the soil and also add plant nutrients while decaying. Applying a fer- tilizer such as 11-48-0 or 11-55-0 at the rate of one pound per 200 square feet at the same time as the peat moss or other organic matter, working well in, will help to encourage root growth. Grass cuppings, pro- vided they are not too long, will furnish an effective mulch. A lawn, if possible, should slope gently away from the house to allow for surface wa- ter to run off without causing erosion. Seeding in this area is usually done in the spring as soon as the ground can be worked or early enough in the fall so a generous root system is established to carry the young growth through the win- ter. The top soil should be' thoroughly pulverized and levelled off, and then rolled lightly to establish firmness against footprints, but do not roll so hard that you do not sink in at all. Allow to settle for a few days pulling out any weeds that have emerged. Finely screened top-soil may be added to a depth of inch, providing an ideal sowing sur- face.' A good seed mixture for decorative lawn, but one that will not stand a great deal of hard wear consists of 15 per cent Red top, 30 per cent Creeping Red Fescue and 53 per cent Kentucky or Merion Speedy Scooter Is Easily Built Everyone with an interest in sailing or swimming becomes completely fascinated with this speedy scooter the first time they use it. Light yet sturdily constructed, it floats like a feather over the water and scoots along like a scared rab- bit in even the lightest breeze. While it's easy to handle, you either learn to sail it or prac- tice swimming. The dagger centreboard and oversize rud- der allows it to respond quick- ly and since it carries as much sail as it can conveniently use, the skipper soon learns to anti- cipate every little whisper of a breeze. The pattern offered be- low tells how to build this beauty from stock materials readily available in lumber yards. The sail and marine hardware required are also stock items obtainable in ma rine supply stores or througl mail order; When used as a sail scooter the dagger centreboard anc rudder, built according to step- by-step directions outlined in pattern, provide excellent con trols that make boat extreme- ly manoeuvrable. Those learn ing to sail frequently practid a lot of swimming. When th: scooter does fh'p over, it can be turned right side up even when the skipper is in the water, Send in cash, cheque o money order for Sail Scootei Pattern No. 248 to Carpentry Dept., The Lethbridge Herald Box 806, Adelaide St. P.O. Toronto 1, Ont. Hue Grass, using at the rate of 5 pounds per square eet. For a more substantial awn, a good mixture is 10 per cent Perennial Rye, 25 per cent Chewings Feeeue, 25 per .cent Creeping Red Fescue and .40 per cent Kentucky Blue Grass, seeding at the rate of 6 pounds per square feet. Sow the seed when the day is calm. A grass seeder is handy o use-but if unavailable, sow H-oadcast by hand. Divide the awn into a number of equal areas and then divide your seed into the same number of pack- ets of equal weight. Sow of the seed, let us say, East and West, North and South and the remainder diagonally, and then rake lightly. Sprinkle gently with a fine mist, wet- ing the soil for several inches to encourage deep rooting. Do not let dry out at any time. When the grass reaches 2% to 3 inches high it a ready to cut Make sure the mower is sharp, otherwise the growth may be pulled out. Set the mower to cut about 2% inches high. Gradually lower until a cutting height of about H4 inches is reached. The ground should be on the dry side to depressions from the mower and shoes. Fertilize in the spring, the summer and again in the fall using 16-20-0 at 7H pounds of 27-14-0 at 5 pounds, or 14-14-7 at 8 pounds per square feet, watering well in after applying. Give an established lawn a thorough soaking once a week. For dan- delions, one of the worst weeds in a lawn, use 2-4D when the grass has started to grow vig- orously, applying according to directions. The most common causes of poor lawns are lack of fer- tilizer, incorrect watering, weeds or compaction of the surface. The remedy for the latter .is aeration and may be done with a common garden fork pushing it into the sod 4 to 6 inches deep about every 4 to 6 inches apart. There are special machines designed also for this purpose which are rec- ommended for large areas. Wa- tering and fertilizing have al- ready been dealt with. Another problem is too heavy a build-up of decaying vegetable matter resulting from an over'-accumu- lation of grass clippings or not properly raking out the dead grass in the spring. Mr. B. What plants can I grow on the north side of the house where they receive sun for only part of the day? Ans. Columbine, Lily-of- the-Valley, Daylily, For'get-Me- Not, Violet, Sedum, Mimulus, Lythrum, Impatiens, Primula Begonia, Bellis, Coleus, Vinca. Any questions should be sent with self-addressed, stamped envelope to Mrs. I. Young, 3620 Centre B St. N.W. Calgary 43. What It Means The word budget means a ba or pouch and was applied to th leather bag in which the Eng lish chancellor1 of the exchequei carried his statements of ac counts to Parliament. Thus, ht "opened is budget" to discover the, financial condition of th country. Evening vs. Morning Evening star is a plane which can be seen in the eve- ning sky after1 sunset. The term is used particularly to mear Venus and Mercury. When the; are west of the sun and can bt seen just before sunrise, the are called morning stars. Tiny Sea Horses Most sea horses, including tl northern sea horse, reach .ength of five to six inches whe ;ully grown, but the dwarf se lorse is never more than tw rames. On wooden frames use staples or tacks. Aluminum furniture needs no minting. Cleaning will be eas- er however with a coat of wax. Apply the wax after thoroughly cleaning with steel wool. (Newspaper Enterprise Assn.) Prime Moisture Seepage Spots beginning is the best time .for checking your home for likely leaks which could'mean headaches in the fall. If you don't know where to begin, here is a check-list of prime moisture seepage spots. Start at the top and check chimney and dormer roofs, joints and rims; gutters and downspouts window frames and surrounding edges; step and porch post joints; wood- work near the ground; and any place where one surface meets another at an angle or on a plane. If old sealants are dried cracked or loosened with wear it's time for recaulking and FIRST MATCH The first interprovincial golf match was held in Montreal in 1882. PLANNING THt UHIE GARDEN This little back yard k planned for easy upkeep (erasi loll o! color (linnias and 'marigolds In borders) and comfort (Z easy Wouldn't you like Ibe ihe smaller the garden, the harder it is to plan the space so that it is useful, colorful and uncluttered. The small back yard, offers a real challenge to the gardener. Most important to remember in planning is io Keep the center of the area open and free of clutter. This .increases its apparent size. Grass or pave the 'center but be jure it looks restful to the eye. This lawn or paving can ex- lend from one another if your lot is long and narrow for then the best planning calls for transforming it into 2 or more smaller rectangles. You can do this by making, at the far end of the area near- est the house (boundary to be determined by your 2 flower beds extending inward from either side boundary but not meeting. At least 10 feet, and more if possible, should be left open between the beds to carry the eye to the next area. By thus splitting the long lot Into 2 or 3 areas, its great depth a no longer so notice- able. And; of course, you have a wonderful opportunity to grow more flowers. When you choose the lindj to grow, more planning is called for because blue flowers or lavender ones give the effect of distance while reds, oranges and bright yellows foreshorten. By knowing and using these facts, you can visually widen or deepen your garden. And, if you don't achieve the effect you want the first year, remember that annual flowers last year so that yoir can change your mind about colors and kinds of flowers an- other year with never a qualm about having spent too much money. Seeds are inexpensive. Rye Whisky-a proud product of Canadfan Schenley Distilleries Ltd If the grass looks greener on the other side, your neighbour's probably using: Weed 'n Feed with Killex doesn't do things by halves. It feeds your lawn with a long-lasting fertilizer that releases UF nitrogen slowly into the soil for lush green growth. And at the same time Weed 'n Feed applies Killex, the weed killerthat gets weeds even misses. Weed 'n Feed with Kifisx is lightweight, yet concentrated so a 22 Ib. bag covers a full 5000 sq. feet. And it fjows evenly through your lawn spreader. You can't go wrong with it. UWN AND PLANT CARE lawns How many times a year should a lawn be fertilized? For best results, spring, sum- mer and fall. What formula? Soils differ, so requirements differ. But it's generally a- greed that a. 20-10-5 ratio is the best overall balance. If you use a fertilizer of this type, you can be sure of good results, the only weeds in your lawn arc simple 'lions and plantains, a type of weed killer will clear them up in a hurry. Either spray with Weed-No-More or use 'Weed 'N Feed 20-10-6 Lightweight Fertilizer with However if you have hard- to-kill weeds such as Ground Ivy, Hctil-AU, Black Medick you'll need something more potent. Use Killex as a spray, or in the form of Weed 'N- 1'ecd 20-10-5 Fertilizer with Killex. Shrubs, Hedges, Evergreens Control weeds with Green Cross Granular Weed Pre- venter containing Trifluralin. This chemical prevents weed seeds from germinating in the soil. So if the soil starts clean (after a good hoeing, for in- stance) it'll stay clean. Division of CIBA Company Boreal, QueHc. PARSONS HARDWARE Shoppm' Warld-337-706o "YOUR tINK HARDWARE" Southern Alberta Co-operative Assn. 7 Starts to Sinrt You (Carry Stack) HOYT'S DOWNTOWN 404.608 3rd Avt. I, Phont LYLE'S HARDWARE 414-41. 13th ft. N. Phon. 37S-3J41, 321-3541 MOSSEY 9th AVE. HARDWARE 1522 9th ?hon. North Lethbridge Hoyfs 324 13lS St. N. 31M441 ;