Category Archives: Lawn & Garden

Hose Reel

Have you ever had a broken Hose Reel and just thrown it away?

There are many different things that you can still use this for even though it will not work for a hose.

Suncast Hideaway Hose Reel 100' Capacity PHH100

 

Do you have Electric Fence that you take down and no longer have spool to put it on?

Dare White Electric Fence Wire Heavy Duty 11/2" x 656' Polytape 2576

Old Hose Reels are perfect for rolling up electric fence wire or rope.  Without a reel or spool you have to deal with the hassle of the wire or rope getting wadded up and tangled. You can hook the wire or rope to the hose reel and just reel it up without having to worry about a huge tangled mess.

 

Please check out our website at http://www.ruralking.com/ to purchase these items.

 

 

 

 

Beginners Guide to Composting

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In honor of Earth Day I was interested in finding an inexpensive way to do my part in conserving our Earth! I am coming to the finish line on purchasing my first home and I would like to start a small garden. I thought starting a compost pile would be beneficial for the Earth and myself. Turns out this will be easier than I thought and in the long run can save some money as well!

What you will need to get started:

-Sealed bucket or container (for in the house)

Spade or pitch fork (depends on the size you want your pile to be)

Plastic garbage can

-bungee cords

-3 bricks/stones

-Power drill

-shovel (depends on what compost you use)

What you will need to do:

I found 2 great ways to do this 1 was a hole dug in the ground and 1 was with the plastic garbage can. For me personally I feel the garbage can would work best for me.

-You will want to drill holes into the garbage can. Drill holes on the bottom, sides, and lid to allow water and drainage.

-You will use the bungee cords to hold the lid onto the garbage can to keep animals out and provide a good seal. These will go in a crisscross pattern on the top of the lid.

-Now it can be placed on top of the bricks/stones you have set aside. This will allow air to come through and moisture to drain.

-You will use you spade/pitch fork for mixing everything together.

-To start the pile you will want to layer the bottom with plant material and then scoop a hefty amount of garden soil on top. From here on out you can continue to add to you pile with the small container you have in your house. You can add to the container inside your home until it is full then bring it out to the pile at that time. Doing this will keep you from running out to the pile every time you have a little something from cooking. 

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What can be composted:

-Leaves

-Newspaper, paper towels, and non-glossy cardboard

-Grass

-Flowers/plants

-Fruits and veggies

-Coffee grounds and filter

 

Do NOT compost:

-Meats

-Dairy Products

-Processed foods

-Plastic

-Man made substances

-Metals

I hope this will encourage you to do a little something to preserve our Earth for the future generation!

I found this information on 2 sites and they were both really helpful and interesting!!

http://www.prettyhandygirl.com/?s=compost

http://www.fullmeasureofhappiness.com/2011/07/10/diy-make-your-own-compost-bin/

DIY Natural Herbicidal Soap

I am always looking for a cheaper more natural way to keep up my home. I was surprised by this concoction and knew I had to try it! The weeds around my home had no chance against this natural weed killer.

What you will need:

-Dish Soap

-Vinegar

-Salt

-Spray Bottle or Hand Sprayer

What to do:

-Gather all or your ingredients needed.

-You will mix all ingredients together in your spray bottle or hand sprayer. It will be all equal parts so you can mix up however much you will need as long as it is equal parts.

-Now go spray away those pesky weeds!!!

**Be cautious as this will actually kill any weed/plant is comes in contact with so be sure to watch out for the plants you would like to keep. **

I hope you will find this as easy and helpful as I did. Check out your local Rural King or if you do not have one close check us out online at www.ruralking.com!

For further information/instructions the direct link to this herbicidal soap is: http://www.bobvila.com/weeding/45747-9-natural-ways-to-kill-weeds/slideshows#!8

DIY Easy, Saltdough Prints!

DIY Easy, Saltdough Prints!

Valentine’s Day has already creeped up on us and is this weekend! I have found an easy project for the little ones or anyone for that matter. This project is quick, easy and fun! If you can’t think of anything for that special someone, friend, or family member, This is the route to go!

Things You Will Need:

Step One:

  • Mix All Ingredients In A Bowl.
  • Mix Very Well All Together.
  • Make Sure All Ingredients Are Mixed Into A Ball.
  • You Can Judge If You Need More Water.

Step Two:

  • Shape The Ball of Dough Into Whatever Shape You Like.
  • Put Your Design, Handprints, Footprints On Top Of The New Shape.

Step Three:

  • Place Your Shaped Stone On a Cookie Sheet.
  • Bake at 200 Degrees F for 3 Hours.
  • Make Sure It Is Dry and Cooled.
  • Paint The Stone If You’d Like!
  • Let It Dry.
  • YOU’RE DONE!

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Work in Style, with the new 2015 Georgia Boots!

Here at Rural King we have ton of different vendors of boots, but ONE of our vendors we are going to show you is called Georgia Boots.  You’ve heard of them? OF COURSE YOU HAVE!

Georgia Boots is one of our TOP SELLERS, Not only do they look stylish (Guy’s it is okay to have good looking boots at work)  But they are durable, and can last you a long time.

Here are a few our of over a handful that we have in store as well as online www.RuralKing.com

Georgia Men’s 6″ Giant Work

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  • Full grain leather – Molds to your foot
  • Repairable Goodyear welt construction – Replaceable outsole, solid footing, long lasting
  • EVA midsole – Comfort
  • Oil resistant bumper guard – Long life, low maintenance
  • Unlined Quarters
  • Internal Padded Collar
  • High performance lining – Durable, dry comfort
  • Steel shank – Solid stable work platform
  • Covered cushion insole – comfort underfoot

Don’t believe the statement above? here are some reviews off our website.

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This is our #1 seller 

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These Georgia Pull-On Muddog Comfort Core® Work Boots are durable and very comfortable. They’re made from the toughest materials, such as SPR leather.

Compared to traditional leather, SPRTM leather is roughly 3 times as strong and resists abrasions 2.5 times as well.  It’s chemical-, oil-, and slip-resistant due to a rare blend of proprietary materials.The rubber “Phoenix” outsole also is hard-working; it resists chemicals, oils, heat, abrasions and slips. It also is non-marking and provides flexibility and cushioning.

The Comfort Core® insole provides cushioning, ventilation and is equipped with a heel plug for shock absorption. Underneath, a fiberglass shank has been assembled into the base of this work Wellington for arch support and steady footing.

Barnyard- and ranch-approved, the chemical-resistance and comfort will make you want to pull on these round-toe 11 “ boots – easy to do with pull straps and a dipped topline.

  • Oil Resistant Rubber “Phoenix” Outsole
  • Leather shaft
  • Supporting steel shank – Solid stable work platform
  • Molded waterproof TPU shell – Dry comfort
  • High abrasion and moisture wicking mesh lining – Dependable long-lasting comfort
  • Removable polyurethane Comfort Core Airflow orthotic insert – Won’t compress, shock absorbing

 

 

You can find more information and more styles of Georgia Boots in your local Rural King store or check out our website at www.Ruralking.com

Thank you,

from your friends here at Rural King