Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 18, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
10 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, September 18, 1970 Now's The Time To Those Screens The "right" time io clean and paint your screens is fi- nally here. During the swelter- ing summer months, they've probably accumulated a heavy film of soot 'and grime, not to mention summer rains causing them to rust or corrode. Now, during the comfortable fall weather, is the best lime to tackle the job. If you wait any longer, snow and ice will make the problem worse. Even if you plan to remove and store your screens, cleaning and painting will protect them from moisture and they'll be fresh and attractive in the spring. Since paint will not adhere to dirt, oil, grease or rust, make sure Die surface is thoroughly clean by wiping with a cloth saturated with paint thinner or turpentine. Remove rust by rubbing gently with steel The best paint to use is thin screen enamel. A possible sub- statute is an exterior enamel thinned with mineral spirits or turpentine. Whichever you choose, be sure that it is a quality product to assure long- lasting protection. Galvanized steel screens re- quire a special silvery gray primer. The color changed by tinting paints. However, the Canadian Paint Manufacturers Associa- To retain the original color o copper, brass or alummun screening, use spar varnish o a clear exterior lacquer. Cop per and brass require no in hibiting primer, but aluminun should bo primed with ehromate paint. When considering what colo (o paint the screens, keep thi total look in mind. The color o your siding, frames an screens should all be the samj color to make windows less no- ticeable. Methods of application vary _ roller, sprayer, or screen painter. The latter can be pur chased from your paint dealer or can be home-made by tack ing a piece of carpet to a wood en block. To simplify the paint job, screens across a pair o saw horses or boxes of equal height. Thoroughly scrub tb paint onto the screen in all di rections. Use plenty of pain and don't worry about filling up some of the holes in the mesh. Generally, one pint ol paint will cover about eight ticn recommends always refer- ring to the label directions be- fore altering or applying any paint product. screens. If 3'ou spray paint, stand the screen upright. Be sure to ade- can be j quately protect the ground or with oil floor beneath your work area with a heavy layer of newspa- pers or dropclotlis. When the enamel has dried, turn Hie screens over and rub with brush or piec.e of carpeting to open clogged spots. Wall Workshop For Your Tools Whether you just putter around or whether you're a skilled do-it-yourselfer you need a workshop that will en- able you to store your tools and equipment to an orderly manner. The handy book offered be- low contains EIGHT basic plans for a home workshop, and depending upon your en- thusiasm and requirements you can build one or all of them. You'll find complete step-by- step directions and assembly instructions along with a com- plete material list for each plan. Send in cash, cheque or money ordsr (no stamps please) to Carpentry Dept., The Lethbridge Herald, Box 806 Adelaide St. P.O. Toronto 1, Ont. for home improvement book No. 677, How to Plan and Build a Home Workshop. No tax is required. Also available for an addi- tional tax-free is a cata- logue listing more than 300 other pattern projects and home improvement books. HOME OF THE WEEK Design No. 248 768 Sq. Ft. Study the many advantages of this two bedroom ranch style with its full basement. The lovely brick trim exterior with planting box, merits a medal in clean, simple styling and the roomy interior will be your [amily's "happy hideaway." You will find plenty of oppor- tunity for easy and numerous furniture arrangement in the large living room. There is a snug breakfast nook in the dtchen and a convenient vani- tory in bath. Note the large wardrobe closets in bedrooms and linen closet that opens to both hall and bath. There is pro- vision for cross ventilation in both bedrooms and in the living I and convenience is the lovely room. Adding further attraction breezeway to attached garage. HOMOGRAF COMPANY OF CANADA 40 JARVIS AT KING E, TORONTO 1. ONTARIO. Please send me further details about how to obtain standard builder blueprints for No. 248 Or enclosed please find SI.00 for which send me the new Design Book entitled "Third oan and Country Homes Designed For Canadians." NAME ADDRESS (Lett.) YOUR GARDEN By Isabelle R. CHRYSANTHEMUMS POB an outstanding displaj color in late summe nd early fall, the chrysanthe- mum is an ideal perennial, es 3ecially now the new, hard; rarieties are being developed They grow best in full sun bu rill tolerate part shade. Goot rainage is essential and al hough they will do fairly well n average garden soil, best re- ults are obtained to one tha as been dug to at least 8 in lies, incorporating some wel otted manure with the addi ion of sand or peat moss to aii n good drainage. A high phos horous fertilizer such as 11-48 worked into the soil about a ?eek before planting is bene- icial and is an aid to early ma nrity of chrysanthemums. Early spring is the best time o divide plants, although some eople do it in the fall. Since ley are vigorous growers they lould be divided about ever; iree years. If clumps are lef ndivided, they soon become rowded resulting in spindly Think a bit about Mberta. Thinkabitabcmt'Blue; Hnd sniile. Young, F.R.H.S. plants and small flowers. Tf dividing your plants in the fall each division should contain five to six shoots, using only the young, outer pieces, the ol central part being discarded Replant at the same depth a. it was previously planted having the growing tips of the division just below ground lev el. Allow ample room between plants, usually 18 to 20 inches according to variety. Firm the soil and water generously. If dividing in the spring, wait un til the ground has warmed up sufficiently for the younj shoots to appear, then proceei as for fall division. Propagation may also be made by cuttings or seeding Cuttings are one way of main- taining varieties indefinitely as some are not as hardy as oth- ers and many losses occur during the winter. Cuttings 3 to 4 inches long root quite readily if given the humidity they re- quire by placing a piece of plastic over the fiat or pot, making sure it does not touct the cuttings. I have rooted them succesfully also in water. After potting up in a mixture of 2 parts loam, 1 part sand and 1 part peat moss, grow them in a greenhouse or near a window at a temperature of about 50 degrees P. Feed with high phosphorous fertilizer such as 10-52-17, using 2 tbsps. ,o one gallon of water, apply- hg about every three weeks. Do not overwater as this en- courages rot. Plants may also >e dug up from the garden and iut in tubs and for those thai lave been growing that way all summer outdoors, bring inside and water sufficiently to keep "rom drying out, after cutting >ack. Store in a cool, dark dace. Around February, give more water and light and warmth, and when the new ihoots form some of these can )e taken to start more plants. If seed is sown early enough n the year, plants should be ready for potting around May. Some of the early varieties may have a few blooms the irst year. Planting your own eed is one way to secure new and interesting varieties. Do not et any plants outside, whether rom cuttings or seed until all danger of frost is over. Give imple water to get plants wel! istablished. Later, they do not ecjuire as much moisture, but five' a thorough soaking when he need arises. To secure nice bushy, sym- metrical plants, pinching is recommended, which 'Jus means the nipping out of th top of the mum. Also, if large flowers are desired, nip out th extra buds, that is, the one growing around the main one Remove any weak shoots branches. Stake the plants as soon as support is needeeen preserved and in which each star was given its name ind brightness, was made by 'tolemy of Alexandria, Egypt, ibout years ago. This early list consisted of approx- mately stars. If you plan to build call.. Pustaseri Construction Ltd. "We Specialize in Custom Built Homes" 727 8th Street S. 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