Get Out & Go Camping!

This is the perfect time of year to get out and get in tune with nature! We have all of the gear to help you experience nature like a pro, or at least feel like a pro. :-)

Tents in all sizes to stay dry and safe from the elements.

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Air mattresses to stay cozy and enjoy a good nights sleep.

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Cook and eat like an outdoor pro.

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This is just a little peek at what we have to offer for camping! Use the links below which will take you to all of these items and more! Happy camping!

http://search.ruralking.com/search?p=Q&srid=S2-USESD01&lbc=ruralking&ts=custom&w=coleman&uid=79889236&method=and&isort=score&view=grid&srt=0

http://search.ruralking.com/search?view=grid&w=camping

 

 

Learn to Lie in a Hammock Like a Pro

Have you ever tried to get into a hammock but flipped out as soon as you sat down? It’s actually very easy with a little practice! Here’s how to successfully chill out in a hammock!

Texsport Padre Island Hammock 48″ x 76″ 14260

SKU: 001950010

1

Check the hammock tension. There should be a decent dip or hang in the hammock––it shouldn’t be too tight and it should appear comfortable to you. Also check that it has been suspended properly (if you have hung it yourself, you should already know this).

2

Place your hands on one side of the hammock to steady yourself, then sit down. Try to make sure that your butt is in the center of the hammock. Never try lying down in a hammock first––sitting is the best way to get into it.

3

Quickly swing your legs over the side and up onto the hammock.

4

Find your center of balance. Depending on your weight and if you’re on a hill, your center of balance won’t always be in the exact middle. Shift your weight left or right to decide.

5

Lie in the hammock. Most people find that the back or side positions are the most comfortable when lying in a hammock. Stomach sleeping or resting doesn’t tend to be as comfortable but you could try it before assuming it won’t work for you. Most important of all, unless you’re in a taut spreader bar hammock, you should find yourself lying diagonally and not straight. This is important because it lets you lie in the hammock for hours without back discomfort, with plenty of support and space.

Lawn Mowers

It is that time of year where you mow on Monday and Wednesday rolls around and it looked like it was never mowed!! Here are a few of our top selling mowers available.

Our #1 seller: Southland 20″ Side Discharge Push Mower S-WM-14020-SF

Manual recoil start
Side discharge
7″ front/rear wheels
Three position wheel height adjusters
1 year limited warranty
EPA only

number 1

Our #2 seller: Southland 21 Inch 2 in 1 Push Mower SM2110

139 cc Magna Force OHV engine with manual recoil start
360° flanged mulch deck with cyclonic force technology
2-n-1 mulch deck with side discharge
Four position wheel height adjusters
7.0 in front and rear wheels
2 year limited warranty
EPA only
Made in USA with global and domestic components

number 2

Our #3 seller: Yard Machines 21″ 140 CC Push Mower 11ABOS5700

•140 CC OHV POWERMORE
•21” STEEL DECK WITH TREE GUARD EDGES
•MULCH / SIDE DISCHARGE
•DUAL LEVER HEIGHT ADJUSTER
•7” FRONT 11 “ REAR HIGH WHEEL

number 3

http://www.ruralking.com/yard-machines-21-140-cc-push-mower-11abos5700.html

http://www.ruralking.com/southland-21-inch-2-in-1-push-mower-sm2110.html

http://www.ruralking.com/southland-20-side-discharge-push-mower-s-wm-14020-sf.html

Getting Rid Of Foxtail In Your Yard

You have spent all Spring getting your lawn into good shape after this brutal winter and you and your loved ones would now like to reap the benefits and spend a nice afternoon out using it.  And there is nothing worse than being out on your pristine lawn and finding a big patch of Foxtails ruining your hard work.  Foxtails are an invasive grass-type weed known to spread in yards, pastures, and other grassy areas. You can use both chemical and organic methods to get rid of foxtail, but you should also follow either one with preventative measures to protect the area against future foxtail threats.

 

Part 1 of 2: Chemical Herbicides

1

Use glyphosate or similar products. Broadleaf fertilizers will not work against foxtail since foxtail is a grass. If you want to use chemical control methods, you should look for an herbicide that can kill grasses. One of the most easily accessible types is a chemical called glyphosate.

Glyphosate is a non-selective herbicide, so it will kill just about everything in the area you apply it in. For best results, spray the entire area with the glyphosate. Even though the other vegetation there will likely die, this is the quickest and most effective way of getting rid of fox tail.

Drexel Imitator Plus Glyphosate 1 Gallon Jug w/ 15% Surfactant

SKU: 062580458

Harvest King/Chapin, Professional/Deluxe, 4 Gallon Backpack Poly Sprayer 61705

SKU: 006580016

2

Apply several times. You will probably need to apply the herbicide two to three times, at minimum, before it wipes out the foxtail completely. Wait until after the foxtail reemerges before using another application.

You should wait until two weeks or so pass before re-applying the herbicide, especially if using a potent one like glyphosate.

3

Combine chemical herbicides with organic weed-control methods. While chemical herbicides can take care of the majority of the problem, enlisting the help of certain organic control methods can help in between applications, making the extermination process go quicker overall.

Seven to ten days after you apply the herbicide, turn under the dead plant residue. If you plan to amend the soil, do so now.

Part 2 of 2: Organic Solutions

1

Turn the soil. Dig under the foxtail and turn the plants under the soil, packing them down into the dark, hot conditions. Doing so can impede growth and help kill off this pesky grass.

Work by moonlight, at dawn, or at dusk. There is some speculation that turning the soil exposes the foxtail to a bright flash of light, thereby stimulating the plant and making it grow faster. If you turn the soil at night instead of during daylight hours, though, you can reduce this effect by as much as 78 percent.

16 ga Fiberglass L.H.R.P. Shovel

SKU: 010980372

2

Pull or dig out the weeds. Alternatively, you could dig out the weeds one by one and dispose of them elsewhere, away from the contaminated area. Make sure that you remove the entire plant, including the roots, and not just the top portion.

  • Remove the seed heads first to prevent them from spreading and repopulating the area with additional foxtail.
  • After removing the seed heads, dig beneath the plants using a long, slender weeding tool to get at the long roots.
  • Note that weeds are easier to pull when the soil is wet and the weeds are young. Foxtail is no exception to the rule.
  • Pull the foxtail from its base if working by hand. Wear thick gardening gloves to protect your hands as you work.
  • You could try using a mower or weed-wacker to cut off the tops and flowering heads of the foxtail. You will need to continually re-trim the foxtail throughout the season, though, since the plant will send up another flowering head as the summer progresses.
  • If you do opt for the mower or weed-wacker option, make sure that you clean the blades afterward to prevent the accidental spread of foxtail seed. You should also rake the lawn to remove all the heads. Taking these additional steps will improve your chances of removing the foxtail with only a surface mowing.
3

Apply vinegar. If you like the ease and effectiveness of herbicides but do not like to use harsh chemicals on your vegetation, you can use vinegar instead. Vinegar is a natural and fairly tame acid, but it has been known to be effective in the removal of weed-type grasses like foxtail.

  • A typical USDA-approved vinegar is five-percent acetic acid.
  • Pour the vinegar directly onto the foxtail at the ground level. The basic idea is to get it as close to the roots as possible.
  • Use enough vinegar to soak the soil beneath the foxtail. It does not need to be soggy, but it should be damp to the touch.
  • Wait a week or two after the first application and monitor the effects. Dead or dying foxtail should be pulled as soon as possible. Foxtail that is still growing even after you use the vinegar should be soaked with another round.
  • Reapply the vinegar as needed.
  • Note that vinegar tends to be more effective when used on fox tail at the seedling state. It might not help quite as much on mature plants.

National Vinegar Company White Vinegar, 1 Gallon 50 Grain

SKU: 037430041

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Smother the area with mulch. If the foxtail is still fairly young, kill the new growth as soon as possible by covering it with some form of mulch. Mulch can prevent sunlight and air from reaching the foxtail, essentially depriving it of the nutrients and light necessary for growth.

  • The foxtail will need to be trimmed close to the ground before you can apply mulch and use it as a way to get rid of the weed.
  • If you have other plants and vegetation that you are trying to preserve, spread the mulch in between the plants and along the rows. Make sure that it covers the foxtail.
  • Organic mulches like wheat straw, shredded leaves, and wood chips work well.
  • Spread about 2 inches (5 cm) of mulch.
  • You could also layer damp black-ink-only newsprint beneath the mulch to improve its ability to inhibit growth.

Premium Cypress Mulch 2 Cubic Feet

SKU: 080190011