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Unplayed Zero

Posted by Sandy Baggs on

INVISIBILIA - INITIAL THOUGHTS In my latest monthly podcast rankings, I had Invisibilia as my top show...so it’s fair to say that my expectations were extremely high. I wrote, “A lot of the podcast buzz lately has come from entities that aren’t “the establishment,” but Invisibilia (hopefully) will be a good reminder that the old guard (NPR) still has it.” After listening to episode 1, the question at hand is... does it? So before I get into the show too much, I should say that this is really a story of expectations. And mine, for Invisibilia, were way out of whack....

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Gravel bags vs. standard sandbags

Posted by Sandy Baggs on

Gravel bags and standard sandbags are different names for the same product: poly sandbags. They are just filled with different materials. Gravel bags Filled using gravel Protect against erosion Gravel traps soil but allows water to flow through, protecting against mudslides Standard sandbags Filled using sand Used for flood control Sand stops water, protecting against flooding  Choose a sandbag size 14" x 26" (most popular) 18" x 30"

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How to protect your home from a mudslide

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If you live next to a dirt hill, you might wonder how to protect your home from a mudslide during heavy rain.  If the hill is not properly protected during a rainstorm, a mudslide can happen. Mudslides can be dangerous and deadly. In Everett, Washington, a large mudslide took the lives of 41 individuals in April 2014. Here are a few solutions to protect your house or street from mudslides: Permanent solutions Planting vegetation: This is the best and most long term solution to erosion. When trees and other plants are planted on the hill, the roots keep the soil in place,...

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What are landscape sod staples?

Posted by Sandbaggy Admin on

Landscape staples are used to secure landscape fabrics, dog fences and PVC pipes to the ground. Instead of using rocks to secure the landscape fabrics to the ground, landscape staples are an inexpensive alternative. Other names for Landscape Staples: Garden Stakes, Sod Staples, Fence Staples, Sod Depot, Landscape Fabric Pins, Landscape Fabric Staples, Landscape Stakes, Steel Stakes, Lawn Staples, Anchor Pins, Sod Pins and Ground Staples Learn more: Landscape staples

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What gauge and size of landscape staples (sod staples) should I buy?

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Gauge The lower the gauge, the thicker and stronger the metal. We offer 8 gauge, 9 gauge, and 11 gauge landscape staples. Ideal soil type 8 gauge: compacted soil With compact soil, use landscape staples with a lower gauge so that the staples don't snap while hammering them into the ground. 11 gauge: looser soil Suitable for most applications Size Longer staples work better in looser soils. The added length ensures that the landscape staple will not move after installation. For most soils, 6" x 1" x 6" staples (square top, round top) will work. For looser soils, use longer staples,...

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